Martin Stilwell is a singer songwriter who has been making music for over 20 years. He first started writing and performing as a teenager, and went on to front the Liverpool-based outfits Alterkicks and Dead Cities. He has performed all over the UK, including shows at Glastonbury and T in the Park, and has worked with Stephen Street.
After an 8 year hiatus, Stilwell is now breaking out on his own. His solo work is rooted in the traditions of classic song-writing; echoes of Neil Young and Elliot Smith are delivered through a decidedly English filter, with production influenced by the likes of Four Tet.
Bathed in Light is Stilwells' eclectic debut collection of homemade recordings, taking in alternative pop, melodic folk, and electronica."
PRESS ON STILWELL'S SONGWRITING:
"the catchiest of lilting melodies"
"a distinct voice with catchy, roaring anthems"
"sonic minimalism and contemplative downbeat lyrics utilising the contradiction of sadness and joy, despondency and hope... a tantalising mixture allowing for simple songcraft and spatial texture to rest side by side"