Monday, June 30, 2014
Martha - Courting Strong
However, back to this little gem. Martha, the presumably proud creators and performers of Courting Strong are three men and one woman from Pity Me in the United Kingdom. Their songs address growing up in a small town and not completely fitting in. The vehicles are pop punk tunes bursting with buzzsaw guitars, pop hooks and twee vocals. You may find some similarities to The Buzzcocks, Joanna Gruesome or Seattle's Tullycraft. For my money, what causes this band to rise above their peers is the quality of their tunesmithing and passion of their performances. But you don't have to trust me -- I have three songs embedded below and you can stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link.
Martha are Naomi (bass/vocals), Nathan Griffin (drums/vocals), J. Cairris (guitar/vocals) and Daniel Ellis (guitar/vocals). Courting Strong is out now via Fortuna POP!