It’s probably fair to say that here at Breaking More Waves, even though occasionally we’re partial to some gritty loud rock ‘n’ roll, Royal Blood’s music really isn’t the sort of thing you’ll find playing on our stereo. However, today we’re featuring a Royal Blood song, albeit a Royal Blood song in a very different form. It’s a hushed acoustic version of Out Of The Black from North Yorkshire’s Billie Marten, the B-side to her stunning song Heavy Weather, released this week via Chess Club Records. A limited edition vinyl version follows on the 8th June.
Billie has had a fair few ‘the new Laura Marling’ tags applied to her, which actually we’re relatively happy with, because the ‘old’ Laura Marling’s recent album has left us shrugging our shoulders a little (with the exception of the song False Hope which we adore).
Of course Billie Marten isn’t the new Laura Marling, she’s just Billie Marten, and we’ll enjoy her music, covers and originals, on its own terms. And that music is rather lovely.
This live video was shot in the Star of Bethnal Green whilst Billie was in London last month. It's just right if you fancy a quiet moment.
Billie Marten - Out Of The Black (Live Video)