There arent many places better suited to be the hometown of a band like Martha than Pity Me. A real place (honest), just up the road from Durham, the black humour housed in that tiny villages name is the perfect match for Marthas sunny side-up, punk-rock determination in the face of all manner of woes.
Today, theyre announcing their second full length, Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart, with the raucous Goldmans Detective Agency. Pairing adversity-ridden sentiment – I keep dreaming that youll kill us and well share a shallow grave, they shriek, cheerfully – with upbeat punk, its a captivating double take.
Drummer Nathan Griffin explains the theme of Blisters In The Pit of My Heart thus: Playing music is something that is really important to all of creative outdoor designs us, but wood its 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. Its about persevering and still doing the things you love, even when most normal people cant understand why on earth you do it.
Produced by MJ from Hookworms, its due via Fortuna POP! (UK/EU) and Dirtnap Records (US) this July. Get acquainted with its first cut below, and catch Martha at the following massive London show – tickets are here.
22 London, Tufnell Park Dome