New LP Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart Out July 1st Via Fortuna POP! and Dirtnap Records.
Lo-fi DIY pop punks Martha have shared ‘Ice Cream and Sunscreen’ from their upcoming second LP. MJ from Hookworms produced the album, which is always a ringing andorsement. The LP delves into topics ranging from politics to passion over the course of 11 tracks of superbly crafted punk songs, replete with dollops of melody and strong Durham accents.
The album deals with growing up and staying punk. As Nathan explains: “Playing music is something that is really important to all of us, but it’s also something that takes a lot of time and energy and emotional strain. This record is for everyone who leads a secret double life, devoting every weekend, every day of annual leave, all of their disposable income, every drop of creative energy to something as ethereal as music and art. It’s about persevering and still doing the things you love, even when most normal people can’t understand why on earth you do it.”
Fri 1st – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Sat 2nd – Nottingham – Rough Trade
Fri 8 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers
Thurs 14 – Durham – Alington House
Sat 16 – Sunderland – Summer Streets Festival
Sun 17 – Glasgow – Audio
Fri 22 – London – Tuffnell Park Dome (with Trust Fund)
Sat 23 – Bristol – Exchange