Mary Epworth has been making significant waves since releasing debut album Dream Life on her own label, Hand Of Glory, in 2012. Inspired by nature and landscape, Dream Life inhabits two worlds: a dark, ghostly English winter, and the light of an imagined idyllic California.
Much praise has come from the press, including Q magazine calling the album “Psych pop splendour… Experimentalism, melody and narrative co-existing in appealing balance”, and Record Collector awarding the album five stars and hailing it as “A work of bracing originality… Immaculately sung and graced throughout with intelligent, song-serving arrangements and inspired production touches.” Overwhelming radio support has included 3 singles playlisted on BBC 6 Music and ‘Black Doe’ picked as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World.
This attention has lead to Mary and her band performing sold-out headline shows and many festival appearances including Festival Number 6, Bestival, SXSW and The Great Escape. At the Liverpool International Music Festival, Mary was part of a one-off supergroup with Boy George, Bernard Butler, Mark King, Tim Burgess and Hollie Cook.
In 2014 Mary embarked on a 19-date UK and European tour supporting US podcast phenomenon Welcome To Night Vale for their wildly popular stage show, which also saw Mary joining them during their show. The sold-out tour included two nights at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and was followed in 2015 by a 36- date US tour with Welcome To Night Vale, again sold-out and including the legendary Orpheum in Los Angeles.
Mary has recently finished recording her second album, and is scoring the hit new podcast Within The Wires.