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BILLIE MARTEN

flora fauna

Fiction Records



*instore entry* + limited edition transparent sun yellow lp

Released: 21st May 2021

£21.99


*instore entry* + lp

Released: 21st May 2021

£18.99


*instore entry* + cd

Released: 21st May 2021

£12.99


limited edition transparent sun yellow lp

Released: 21st May 2021

£21.99


lp

Released: 21st May 2021

£18.99


cd

Released: 21st May 2021

£12.99


billie marten - stripped back instore + signing
 
wednesday 21st july 2021 - 6pm
(all ages - under 14s can come for free)
 
preorder any format above with "instore entry" for guaranteed priority entry!
(please note that this is a physical event in our shop, not an online stream)



grounding honey-sweet folk songwriting within craggy grunge textures & sharp arrangements, billie’s third album has a strong, charismatic identity that we want to spend a whole lot more time with.

Raised in the rolling hills of North Yorkshire on artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, and Kate Bush, Marten’s critically acclaimed debut album Writing of Blues and Yellows, was released in 2016 when she was still just 17, while its follow-up Feeding Seahorses By Hand was similarly lauded in 2019 (# 53 in UK album chart). Flora Fauna, was recorded with Rich Cooper in London. Marten’s new material blends those signature hushed, resonant vocals with a rapid pulse and rich instrumentation, her inspirations now stretching from krautrockers Can, to Broadcast, Arthur Russell, and Fiona Apple. Built on the minimalist acoustic folk foundations she made a name for herself with, Flora Fauna is a more mature, embodied album fostered around a strong backbone of bass and rhythm. Shedding the timidity of previous work in favour of a more urgent sound, the songs mark a period of personal independence for Marten as she learned to nurture herself and break free from toxic relationships - and a big part of that was returning to nature. “I wasn’t really treating myself very well, it was a bit of a disruptive time. All these songs are about getting myself out of that hole - they’re quite strong affirmations. The name Flora Fauna is like a green bath for my eyes. If the album was a painting, it would look like flora and fauna - it encompasses every organism, every corner of Earth, and a feeling of total abundance.”

 

flora fauna

Tracklist

  1. Garden Of Eden
  2. Creature Of Mine
  3. Human Replacement
  4. Liquid Love
  5. Heaven
  6. Ruin
  7. Pigeon
  8. Kill The Clown
  9. Walnut
  10. Aquarium