Northerner and Manchester based artist Martha Phillips, better known as TRUNC, continues to establish herself as one of the most distinctive voices in the queer punk scene cultivating a growing community in Manchester, and throughout the UK.
Her rhythmic lyrical melodies speak for a generation that’s over-stimulated but thriving on authenticity, it’s punk-edged hip-hop whilst other songs show vulnerability, shifting through electronic soundscapes looking for a safe place to be a queer neurodivergent woman in the music industry, in relationships and online.
TRUNC as a project is as genre-fluid as they come. 2023 saw Martha take full creative control over her musical outlet, writing and self producing from a shipping container studio conversion. Here lies the secret to getting her latest single ‘Bored’ premiered on Radio 1 with support from Nels Hylton and Alyx Holcombe. Having already toured with Calva Louise and Belako this year, and a new four track EP scheduled for release in November 2023, TRUNC is showing no signs of slowing down this momentum of smashing out bangers that are also distinctive, thought-provoking pieces of music.
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