Marta Collica is an Italian songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Marta's voice is unmistakeable - beautifully emotive, dark and dreamy with a smouldering intensity. Now based in Berlin, she is a key member of the John Parish Band (composer and producer for PJ Harvey, Eels, Tracy Chapman etc) and is also well know for her long term collaboration with Australian songwriter Hugo Race with their duo, Sepiatone and as one of the founding members of the international collective Songs with Other Strangers together with Cesare Basile, Hugo Race, John Parish, Manuel Agnelli, Stef Kamil Carlens Giorgia Poli Rodrigo D'Erasmo and Steve Wynn. Marta plays guitar, keyboards and percussion with an original style that combines minimal arrangements - seemingly delicate but also distorted, with an undercurrent of psychedelia.
Marta currently is presenting her third solo album Inverno (2017) which she co-produced with guitarist and composer Cam Butler. It was recorded over a period of two years in Berlin, Melbourne, Paris and Italy and adds to her long, rich history of recordings and collaborations: her two solo albums - About Everything (2009), Pretty and Unsafe (2007) released in Italy and Germany; three albums as duo Sepiatone, most recently Echoes On (2015); four albums with John Parish Band - Screenplay (2013), Plum (2007), Once Upon A Little Time (2005), Bird Dog Dante (2018); four albums with Hugo Race & The True Spirit; the Playing Carver album - a project inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, written and recorded in Paris with Atlas Crocodile, Marc Chonier (Gaspard La Nuit) and John Parish, and last year's album Silent Town (2016), exploring borders between mediterranean world music and anglo songwriting, recorded with the italo-palestinian band Dounia.
- “Pop as a warm chill” - Intro-
“About Anything" is timeless and blurs the border between musical dreaming and obscurity -MOTOR-DE
Her lyrics are a search for the voice of the streets at night. - SPEX
Die klingt ein wenig wie eine Mischung aus Lisa Germano und Beth Gibbons, weist aber auch zu ihren Hauptarbeitgebern John Parish und Hugo Race.
Eine Kleine Perle, man merkt es nur nicht gleich
- Der Neue Tag