Billie Marten, signed to Chess Club Records/RCA UK, hails from North Yorkshire and has music in her blood, growing up listening to John Martyn, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Portishead and Loudon Wainwright, whom she saw in concert as a kid. At the age of eight, given a small, pink guitar and taught four chords by her dad, she wrote her first -proper' song.
Billie Marten's new single is called -Milk & Honey'. Billie's songs are as remarkable for their beguiling beauty as for the age of their singer; -Milk & Honey' is no exception. With a vocal delicacy that outstrips her youth and lingers far beyond the notes it leaves behind, it's 'a song about the greed of people, the thoughts that we're all sort of stuck in this consumerist frame of mind" she explains
-Milk & Honey' follows the success of Billie Marten's last single -Bird' which was playlisted at Radio 1, 6 Music & Radio X in the UK, saw Billie sell-out her debut London show, enjoy shows at Radio 1's Future Festival and make her debut US appearance at this year's SXSW. Having gained widespread acclaim for an emotive lyricism that belies her tender years, Billie Marten appeared on the BBC Sound of 2016 long list earlier this year.