Martha Tilston has been working her magic in the music industry now for over 17 years and with each and every album this becomes more and more evident. 2017 sees the release of her eagerly awaited album Nomad which her fans have been awaiting since 2014.
Nomad is easily worth the wait and hundred times over; it is a stunning album that is as flawless as a diamond and as beautiful as well. Tilston easily has one of the most deeply charming and enigmatic voices that you could ever hope to hear. Sweet and tender, it comes to you as softly as the wings of a bird on the breeze and with a loving tenderness that cuts right through to your heart. It is her skin-tingling vocals that lead this phenomenal album into becoming the versatile and legendary piece of work that it is. When you first hear Tilston’s voice burst to life on the opening track Nomad Blood there is something in it akin to that first fresh breath of air taken in the falling snow. It’s refreshing, invigorating; flooding you with energy but also bringing goosebumps to your skin.
Surrounding Tilston’s voice is an endless ocean of stunningly composed music. Driven primarily by a series of fluttering guitar melodies her music is elegant, eloquent and utterly exquisite. It is bolstered by such a wealth and variety of tunes and instruments that intermingle and compliment each other perfectly. Violins cut through a baseline that flows like water while a powerful yet subtle series of drum beats power through her work. The result is a series of songs that are opulent; layer upon layer exists in every song and lets you choose where you are going to focus your attention. Nomad is a relentlessly cheerful album, filled with a variety of upbeat tunes there is something within it that simply lifts your spirits and leaves a warm feeling creeping in.
Tilston has had close to two decades on the music scene to perfect her art and perfect she has. Each time you think she is at the pinnacle she surpasses herself once again and brings something extraordinary into the world. Nomad is a stunning and evocative triumph; rich smooth and fulfilling it is an album you will find nestled deep in your heart very soon.
Watch the video for Nomad blood here..
SEE MARTHA ON TOUR
Huddersfield, The Parish – April 28th
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre – April 29th
Sussex, Into The Wild Beltane Festival – April 30th
Bristol, Trinity – May 4th
Manchester, The Wonder Inn – May 5th
Whitstable, St Mary’s – May 7th
Falmouth, Princes Pavilions – May 13th
London, King’s Place – May 18th
Southampton, The Art House – May 20th
Kent, Small World Spring Gather – May 27th
Bath, Shindig Weekender – May 28th
Birmingham, Hare & Hounds – June 8th
Guildford, Boileroom – June 9th
Frome, The Wheatsheaves – June 15th
Shrewsbury, Severn Tavern – June 16th
Penzance, The Acorn – June 21st
Totnes, Acoustic Haven @ HillyFields – June 24th
For more info please visit: http://www.marthatilston.co.uk/
Review by Joe Knipe