A talented singer/songwriter based out of North Yorkshire, Isabella Sophie Tweddle, better known by her stage name Billie Marten, first caught the public's attention in 2011 (at the age of 12) via a YouTube performance that garnered the budding musician over 100,000 views. By 2014 she had released her first EP, and began earning favorable comparisons to fellow English folkies like Laura Marling and Lucy Rose. The following year saw Marten ink a deal with Chess Club Records and release a second EP, and in November of that year, she was nominated for the prestigious BBC Sound of 2016 on the strength of the singles "Bird" and "Heavy Weather." She soon followed up with her debut full-length, Writing of Blues & Yellows, in the fall of that year. The record received widespread acclaim with Marten commended for her ability to craft intricate, woeful, and ethereal songs, while also receiving comparisons to the sound of influential singer/songwriters such as Kate Bush and Nick Drake. ~ James Christopher Monger
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