ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

“Max Marshall may still be something of a mystery but her journeyed soul can be heard clearly on her debut…Max’s honeyed vocals drip on her mash-ups of R&B classics and original material”

Contact Music

22-year-old Baltimore-born, London-based singer Max Marshall has had quite the life so far. Not only did she used to hang out with legends such as Ashford & Simpson and Earth, Wind & Fire as a child while her dad drove them around on tour, she also once helped make Lady Gaga a hair sculpture made to look like a piano. Having studied fashion, Marshall briefly worked for French couture designer Charlie Le Mindu as a wigmaker’s assistant.  She played the violin and viola in various orchestras as a teenager, and soon moved onto the guitar and recording music in her bedroom. Then, on her eighteenth birthday, she moved to London by herself to focus fully on her music career. In 2013 she released her debut EP ‘Pressure’ before guesting on drum’n’bass duo Matrix & Futurebound’s top 10 single ‘Control’. While that song set her honeyed vocals in a slightly different context, the R&B throwback production of her new single ‘Your Love Is Like’ fits her like a glove. He voice sits beautifully over stuttering beats, crumpled vinyl samples and off-kilter electronic textures.