Feeding Seahorses By Hand

CD £11.99
  • SKU: 19075933632
  • UPC: 0190759336328
  • Release Date: 26 April 2019


Label Review.

2019 album also available on Vinyl.

Our Overview.

‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ is the second album from singer songwriter Billie Marten, one of Britains most promising young voices. It comes a few years after her critically acclaimed debut ‘Writing Of Blues and Yellows’; a time which has seen her complete her secondary school studies, including GCSEs and A-Levels, on top of travelling and creating the new record. "I feel like I’m more awake to society than I was aged 15," Marten says. "That’s bound to happen. This record is definitely not as much about me. It’s about my view on other people, other things."

Recorded largely on four-track tape at producer Ethan John’s house in Bath, Billie Marten dedicated every second of her time to the record over two intense but rewarding weeks. The result is an honest, imperfection-speckled album from an artist long unbothered by the idea of achieving a flawless gloss.

Billie Marten has been releasing music since she was fifteen; an age when most people are still struggling to piece together their identities bit by bit. Juggling constant travelling and packed recording schedules with A-Level revision and plotting out her own path through life was a tumultuous period. In the years since, she’s been working to unpick the whirlwind.

Her acclaimed debut album ‘Writing of Blues and Yellows’ arrived while the young singer was still at school, and two years later, the revelatory follow-up ‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ is the result of unlearning everything she thought she knew previously.

Billie will tour the US in May, supporting Snow Patrol and will return to UK shores for a headline tour beginning on June 5th in Birmingham and concluding on the 13th June at London’s Islington Assembly Hall. Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 22nd March.