Martha recently released their new Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart LP for Dirtnap Records. Now they are back with a new David Combs/Ben Epstein-directed video for “Precarious (Supermarket Song)”.
Produced again by MJ from Hookworms, Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart explores the difficulties in staying political, staying passionate and staying punk over the course of eleven pop songs. Hailing from Pity Me (a small British town near Durham), Martha play energetic, impassioned power pop, informed by 90s indie rock and contemporary garage punk. The band is comprised of J. Cairns (guitar), Daniel Ellis (guitar), Naomi Griffin (bass), and Nathan Stephens Griffin (drums). All four members sing and write the songs. Daniel and Nathan also play in Onsind, while Naomi also plays in No Ditching. Their debut album Courting Strong came out in 2014.
If the band’s Courting Strong was about punks growing up, then Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart is about grown-ups staying punk.