Martha New Album Love Keeps Kicking out 4/5 via Dirtnap Records

County Durham indie-punk heroes Martha have announced details of their brand new album Love Keeps Kicking, out April 5th via Dirtnap Records in North America and Big Scary Monsters across the pond. The third full-length from the much loved quartet, Love Keeps Kicking is a celebration in the face of heartache, told through 11 career best anthems.

Having introduced fans to their new music with the riotous ‘Heart Is Healing‘ late last year, today Martha have shared the album’s incredible title track ‘Love Keeps Kicking’, along with a tongue-in-cheek video homage to 50s alien invasion movies. Watch now on YouTube.

Of the video, directors Ben Epstein and David Combs said: “We wanted to do an old sci-fi alien invasion pastiche and create a threat that no one can outrun, because as the song implies, at some point or another, we all feel the harsh sting of heartbreak. And what better metaphor is there for the inevitability of a broken heart than the swift kick of a giant disembodied foot? It basically wrote itself.”

In many ways Love Keeps Kicking is a breakup record, with each song inhabiting different parts of the process. In true Martha style, the album dissects emotions and moments with poiniency and the wry lyrical wit present throughout their back-catalogue. A pop band at heart, the record sees the band writing with reinvigorated focus, producing some of their biggest choruses and the greatest sing-along moments yet.

Martha will celebrate the release of Love Keeps Kicking with an extensive European tour, kicking of at Madrid’s Popfest on 22nd March. The tour will see the band play some of their biggest headline shows today, including a date at The Garage, London on 16th April. Tickets for for all shows are available from Full dates below.

Love Keeps Kicking tracklisting

1. Heart Is Healing

2. Sight For Sore Eyes

3. Into This

4. Wrestlemania VIII

5. Mini Was A Preteen Arsonist

6. Love Keeps Kicking

7. Brutalism By The River (Arrythmia)

8. Orange Juice

9. The Void

10. Lucy Shone A Light On You

11. The Only Letter That You Kept

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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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