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Hello there. I am Mary Hampton and I live in Brighton in a room overlooking the sea. I find old songs and keep them in coloured vials in my fridge. Sometimes I make up new songs. And sometimes I do neither one thing nor the other. Enchanting vocals and mesmerising songs, get carried off into a melodic world of minor keys and seductive singing.
Mary’s album 'My Mother's Children' was realeased in August 2008 to critical acclaim.
"terrifying and gorgeous....unusual and strong.....epic and tiny... 'My Mother's Children' is an album I know I am going to love for life." (Eliza Carthy, fRoots April 08)
"songs, which recline with shimmering sensuality in various shady cloaks of weirdness...fragility, desolation and humour...scurrying around Dartmoor under cover of darkness." (Colin Irwin, Telegraph, 26/04/08)
"her bizarre flights of fancy are the dreams of children, far more unsettling for an adult.....evoking Eliot’s Wasteland in it’s beautiful bleakness". (Wyl Menmuir, Fly, June 08)
"coffee-table-shattering purity...these are songs of unnerving delicacy, elemental and acoustic simplicity...potent and enchanting" **** (David Stubbs, Uncut, August 08)
Songlines **** (June 08)
Mojo, Folk album of the month **** (August 08)