With our recent announcement that Martha Tilston is to release her new album NOMAD via Squiggly Records on May 12th (read more here), we have the immense pleasure in premiering her beautiful new video for Nomad Blood. She shared the following about the making of the video.
I met Beccy Strong through a friend of mine whilst filming a music show in a cliffside cottage in Cornwall. Beccy came down to shoot some beautiful stills for us. She really does have a great eye and a very relaxed funny way about her – so when it came to making the video for Nomad Blood we piled in my van, she filmed me singing along to the song as the van purred round the country lanes. (I am so glad I stayed up the night before re-learning the words to my song.)
We then headed for a nice secluded beach not far from my house in Cornwall (which I can’t tell you the name of or all our friends will disown me), lit a fire with damp driftwood – mmmm that took a while, the sun came out and Beccy persuaded me to dance to the music in my head. So the tiny DJ in my head stepped up to his tiny decks put on his tiny headphones, and I danced on my own, at lunchtime, on a beach with the occasional person I know walking past. I then picked the kids up from school, nice day! – lovely video, very small fire but we did get it going eventually.
The Nomad is preceded by the double A-side single ‘Nomad Blood’/‘Little Arrow’ on April 7 with UK live dates to follow (see below).
Martha Tilston Nomad Tour Dates
Huddersfield, The Parish – April 28th
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre – April 29th
Sussex, Into The Wild Beltane Festival – April 30th
Bristol, Trinity – May 4th
Manchester, The Wonder Inn – May 5th
Whitstable, St Mary’s – May 7th
Falmouth, Princes Pavilions – May 13th
London, King’s Place – May 18th
Southampton, The Art House – May 20th
Kent, Small World Spring Gather – May 27th
Bath, Shindig Weekender – May 28th
Birmingham, Hare & Hounds – June 8th
Guildford, Boileroom – June 9th
Frome, The Wheatsheaves – June 15th
Shrewsbury, Severn Tavern – June 16th
Penzance, The Acorn – June 21st
Totnes, Acoustic Haven @ HillyFields – June 24th