Indie punk heroes Martha ended last year with the double announcement that they had signed to Big Scary Monsters and the release of a new single Heart Is Healing. Today, the band have followed that up with a new track, details of their third full length album and dates for a UK and EU tour.
The album’s called Love Keeps Kicking, it’s due out on April 5th from Big Scary Monsters, and is available for preorder now at the Big Scary Monsters site.
The band say that the album’s something of a breakup record, with each song inhabiting different parts of the process, and that they wanted it to be a celebration in the face of heartache. Judging by the enormously upbeat new title track the band have released today, it’s going to be just that.
- Heart Is Healing
- Sight For Sore Eyes
- Into This
- Wrestlemania VIII
- Mini Was A Preteen Arsonist
- Love Keeps Kicking
- Brutalism By The River (Arrythmia)
- Orange Juice
- The Void
- Lucy Shone A Light On You
- The Only Letter That You Kept
Martha will be also be heading out on a European tour for the release of Love Keeps Kicking, kicking off at Madrid’s Popfest on 22nd March and will see the band play some of their biggest headline shows today, including a date at The Garage, London on 16th April. Tickets for all shows are available from marthapunx.com, and full dates are as follows:Tour dates
22 – 23 March – ES – Madrid Popfest
07 April – BEL – Antwerp, Trix
08 April – DE – Bochum, Rotunde
09 April – DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
10 April – DE -Köln, Sonic Ballroom
12 April – CZ – Prague – Klub 007 Strahow
13 April – DE- Alte Mälzerei, Heimspiel Festival
16 April – UK – London – The Garage
20 April – UK – Manchester – Manchester Punk Fest
26 April – UK – Bristol – Exchange
27 April – UK – Brighton – West Hill Hall
28 April – UK -Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
3 May – UK – Glasgow – Mono
5 May – UK – Leicester – Handmade Festival
Martha’s Love Keeps Kicking is released April 5th on Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU/ROW) and Dirtnap Records (US) and is available to pre-order now. Watch the deeply silly new video for Love Keeps Kicking (created by Baby Pony Food Productions) below.