Martha Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Produced by MJ from Leeds psychedelic noise Gods Hookworms, this is Durham-spawned power pop outfit Martha's second album. Comprising J. Cairns and Daniel Ellis on guitars, Naomi Griffin on bass and Nathan Stephens Griffin (drums), with all four members providing the vocals and song writing, Martha (which is none of their names) do upbeat pop with highbrow lyrics inspired by Coronation Street and supermarkets. Choose between mustard and blue-with-orange-splatter vinyl. Ah Hell, get both.
Martha use their DIY punk stylings to take a swipe at the Tory government and the austerity cuts with The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues on what will be the final release on the Fortuna Pop! Label. It is backed with Fix My Brain, a cover, originally by Texan punks The Marked Men who were Martha’s influential label mates at Dirtnap Records.
- Vinyl 7" (FPOP171)
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
These young scamps from Durham are always flying about playing and making their merry brand of power-punk-pop. Martha is Martha’s debut EP, but it is only now seeing proper, serious vinyl release. We have Tuff Nuff Records to thank for that. Contains ‘1978, smiling politely’, a real gem of a track title.