Martha, who played a Glastonbury appearance last year at the personal invitation of Billy Bragg, have released a new track and details on their upcoming album....
Martha return with their second album “Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart” on July 8th, via Dirtnap Records (US) and Fortuna POP! (UK/EU). Produced again by MJ from Hookworms, the album explores the difficulties in staying political, staying passionate and staying punk over the course of eleven expertly crafted pop songs.
If the band's first album, “Courting Strong”, was about punks growing up, then “Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart” is about grown-ups staying punk. It's an album about trying to stay creative and passionate and making the most of everything in spite of the many obstacles that get in the way. It documents the way things like work, money, expectations and mental health issues can impact on your ability to do the things you want to do and be the person you want to be. It's about resistance to those things. It's about finding strength and solace in friendships, love, and taking motivation from the people in your life who really inspire you.
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."