Billie Marten has shared her new single and video Liquid Love ahead of a UK tour including Manchester gig at Manchester Academy.
Liquid Love features on Billie Marten’s third album Flora Fauna, which is out now. The album has received strong praise from music press.
To coincide with the single release, Billie Marten has also shared a music video for Liquid Love. The video is a collaboration with Joe Wheatley, director of Creature of Mind and Human Replacement. Speaking about the video, Billie Marten said, “This is my favourite of the Joe Wheatley visual trio. Initially I wanted the video to match the swirling, translucent watery-ness of Liquid Love, something meandering and dreamlike. I’d pictured blues and pinks, ripples, skin, wet hair and a visceral picture of real life. In the end I think we (me and Joe) managed just that, through the sheer power of simplicity and understatement. It paints a natural tranquility, using the tokens of community, friendship, family, love and warmth. All those things I was craving and pining for at the time of writing. It feels incredibly real to me as the song does too, and we weren’t acting, we were living.”
Billie Marten heads out on her UK tour on 16 September. The tour opens at Glasgow’s Stereo on 16 September and features a Manchester gig at Manchester Academy 3.
When does Billie Marten headline at Manchester Academy 3?
Billie Marten headlines at Manchester Academy 3 on 29 September 2021. The Manchester gig is one of 18 UK dates Billie Marten has announced:
16 September – Glasgow, Stereo
17 September – Leicester, O2 Academy
18 September – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
19 September – Sheffield, Leadmill
21 September – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
22 September – Newcastle, Cluny 2
24 September – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 September – Bristol, Dot to Dot Festival
26 September – Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival
28 September – Cambridge, Portland Arms
29 September – Manchester, Manchester Academy 3
30 September – London, Earth
2 October – Ipswich, Sound City
3 October – Guildford, Boileroom
8 October – Wrexham, Focus
9 October – Reading, Are You Listening?
10 October – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
16 October – Norwich, Wild Paths
Billie Marten – image courtesy Katie Silvester