New Release & Tour: Billie Marten – Cartoon People

Photo Credit: Katie Silvester

Billie Marten has shared a new single, ‘Cartoon People’. It precedes the release of her new album, Feeding Seahorses By Hand, released on April 26

Listen below…

Feeding Seahorses By Hand takes a magnifying glass to the outside world, giving a fictional appraisal of Donald Trump from the perspective of his daughter on the saccharine ‘Cartoon People’

“I just had this image of them sat in some smokey, sleazy bar downtown, with him buying her drinks to keep her mouth shut. ‘Baby there’s a fire today’ acts as the nursery rhyme refrain, kind of like ‘London’s burning’. It’s all sweet and innocent melody wise but it’s really expressing the way the planet’s crumbling a little. I liked playing and toying with a figure through song. It feels expressive and inventive without the threatening tone. I’m present this time around. Aware”

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 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…

5 June – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
6 June – Poetry Club, Glasgow
8 June – The Sound House, Dublin
9 June – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
11 June – The Wardrobe, Leeds
12 June – The Exchange, Bristol
13 June – Islington Assembly Hall, London