Billie Marten – “Mice”

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Billie Marten - "Mice"Artist to Watch alum Billie Marten has been dazzling us with her sophisticated youth since her 2016 debut Writing Of Blues And Yellows. Today the 19-year-old Yorkshire balladeer is sharing “Mice,” her first new song since that album. More »

Billie Marten – “White Christmas”

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Billie Marten - "White Christmas"Artist To Watch/Best New Bands honoree Billie Marten’s debut album Writing Of Blues And Yellows has been one of my most constant comforts this year. The English teenager plays gentle, expansive folk-rock that will calm your nerves and warm your heart if you let it — which means she’s a perfect fit for … More »

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

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40bestNew2016We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum — it’s sort of our job! — and every year, we attempt to codify all of that listening through lists that take stock of what’s kept us engaged throughout. There are still a few weeks until the hectic year-end list season descends, but we’ve made … More »

Artist To Watch: Billie Marten

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Billie MartenEvery teenage balladeer hacking away at a guitar or piano imagines their songs unfolding into the kind of gorgeous sonic panoramas found on Billie Marten’s debut album, Writing Of Blues And Yellows. The difference in Marten’s case is that her songs really are that good, from their bare essentials all the way up to the … More »

Billie Marten – “Lionhearted” Video

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Billie Marten - "Lionhearted" VideoExcellent British teen folk darling Billie Marten seemingly couldn’t make a song that wasn’t beautiful if she tried. Her debut full-length effort, Writing Of Blues And Yellows, is shaping up to be no-skip gorgeousness. “Lionhearted” is the latest pretty thing she’s graced us with, and today it receives a visual treatment by director Allie … More »