The acclaimed acoustic singer-songwriter Martha Tilston released her seventh album, ‘Nomad’, in May via Squiggly Records, backed up with a UK tour including Mortal Man at Troutbeck.

‘Nomad’ is the seventh album by Martha Tilston. It was conceived while recording her much praised 2014 album, ‘The Sea’.

Ensconced in a cliffside cottage in Cornwall, Martha and her frequent collaborators Matt Tweed, Nick Marshall and Tim Cotterell, among other new faces, would pick up instruments in the late hours and begin to experiment with some of her other ideas.

Often just blueprints, the outcome of these sessions arising from spontaneity and experimentation was eventually to become ‘Nomad’.

Thematically, ‘Nomad’ explores elemental features of existence.

The album points towards loss and guidance on ‘Little Arrow’, while on ‘Stories’ it begins to ask questions of how we use older, deeper tales to advise and reflect upon our more personal stories.

Touching on the quest that musicians/artists undertake on ‘Climbing Gates’, Martha then explores the regaining of self-confidence that she has experienced herself as a female in the music industry on ‘Fish Tank’.

Ultimately, ‘Nomad’ examines the human condition via a mix of storytelling and reflection.

Martha Tilston grew up immersed in music. Her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences. Their musician friends Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and John Martyn often gathered in the family kitchen.

Martha’s own musical journey has taken her from the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury to touring the globe.

Originally one half of folk duo Mouse (alongside Nick Marshall), she often shared stages with Kate Tempest and Damien Rice before earning a nomination from the BBC Folk Awards for Best Newcomer.

She has released six albums previously on her own Squiggly Records label. She plays Troutbeck on November 26.