Billie Marten has announced a run of UK tour dates including a headline show at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. The tour will follow the release of her new album Feeding Seahorses By Hand.
Feeding Seahorses By Hand is due for release on 26 April. The album comes two and a half years after the release of her acclaimed debut Writing of Blues and Yellows.
The album features lead single Betsy which was written back in 2017 with long-time collaborator Rich Cooper. “It was the first time I’d tried jamming with someone and had the pressure of writing instant, spontaneous lyrics.” she explains, “They poured out actually, it’s about confronting a politician, no one in particular, but sort of ridiculing them. I liked the idea of using number 9 instead of 10. I didn’t want the big political stance, and I didn’t want to single out a specific human, it’s representing parliament as a whole institution really. The song turns the wise old politician into a child, infantilising them takes away their power. I think most people feel a bit unsafe with it all, because it’s impossible relate to these characters. No one shows any personal weakness or empathy, and if they do, they’ve already cracked”.
After a run of US tour dates, Billie Marten returns to the UK to perform seven shows including Manchester’s Deaf Institute.
When does Billie Marten headline at the Deaf Institute Manchester?
Billie Marten headlines at the Deaf Institute Manchester on 9 June 2019. The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates shw is performing:
5 June – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
6 June – Glasgow, Poetry Club
8 June – Dublin, The Sound House
9 June – Manchester, Deaf Institute
11 June – Leeds, The Wardrobe
12 June – Bristol, The Exchange
13 June – London, Islington Assembly Hall
When do tickets for Billie Marten’s UK tour go on sale?
Tickets for Billie Marten’s UK tour including Manchester Deaf Institute gig go on sale at 10am on Friday 22 March through Gigs and Tours.