Saturday, 7 March 2015

MARTHA BEAN - SINGLE REVIEW

Martha Bean - Who Changed The Clocks? 
Martha Bean - Who Changed The Clocks?

Release Date: 16th March 2015

I'm really not sure where to start with this one. Leicester singer-songwriter Martha Bean (great name for starters) is about to unleash her new single on the world and, boy, I hope you're ready. 'Who Changed The Clocks?' is an intense, piano-led slice of passion and desperation that builds, swoons, sweeps and generally envelopes you in a world of heart-rending emotion that is so often missing from music these days. Bean's piano and impressive vocal is given power by a perfectly understated rhythm section and some well used strings that lend a glimmer of hope to proceedings. Sure, it's obvious to reference Tori Amos but her influence is in there in the moments that go from soft to powerful in the tinkling of an ivory. But there are also influences from the likes of Ani Di Franco, Regina Spektor, Coldplay, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Arcade Fire which all sit in the background, respectfully in awe of Martha Bean and her many, many talents. There's an album to follow in April and I, for one, cannot wait.

More information: http://www.marthabean.com/

Live Dates:

1st April - Trof Northern Quarter, Manchester
12th April - The Cookie, Leicester w/Rob Vincent
19th April - The Church, Birmingham w/Guy Jones
23rd April - The Finsbury, London
30th April - Jam Cafe, Nottingham
10th May - The Musician, Leicester w/Guy Jones

13th November - Finedon Sessions, Finedon

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