+ Martha Ffion + Mallet Space
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW - https://savagemansion.bandcamp.com/album/the-shakes-2 Savage Mansion’s most exciting record yet – a set of 11 songs which better than ever capture the explosive live energy of a band whose best gig is always their next gig, rooted in a deep well of emotion, and the rigorously thought-through reasoning of writers thoroughly in love with their influences.
Formed as a vehicle for the effervescent, speak-sung, slice-of-life songs of guitarist and vocalist Craig Angus, Savage Mansion features long-standing members Andrew Macpherson (guitars), Jamie Dubber (bass) and Lewis Orr (drums and percussion) plus newest member Adam Forbes (keys). One of Lost Map’s most prolific bands, they released their debut album Revision Ballads on the label in 2019 (★★★★ – The Skinny), swiftly followed by 2020’s Weird Country (★★★★ – The Scotsman) and 2022’s Golden Mountain, Here I Come (★★★★ – The Scotsman). Savage Mansion have toured the UK, both as headliner and as support for artists including Pictish Trail and We Were Promised Jetpacks, and played at festivals including Electric Fields, Estrella Galicia Monkey Week in Sevilla, Tenement Trail and Lost Map’s Howlin’ Fling.
Martha Ffion is the musical project of Glasgow-based Irish songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay. Building on the promise she showed with her first self-released EP, Go in 2014, Martha’s sound has continued to bloom, leading to her signing with Turnstile – home to Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys and more. Her recent releases, Wallflower and We Disappear - featured on new EP 'Trip'- showcase her unique style, where classic 60s songwriting meets dream pop, justifying the hugely impressive support Martha Ffion has already received from Marc Riley, Jo Whiley, Mary Anne Hobbs, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy.
Following festival appearances at End of the Road and Latitude, Martha Ffion completed a successful UK tour in October 2016 with support from PRS for Music Foundation‘s Women Make Music initiative. With GoldFlakePaint citing Martha Ffion as “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim” and Clash calling her “an intriguing talent” this is one of the most promising young artists around.