ALBUM REVIEW: Martha – Love Keeps Kicking | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.04.19






Opening with a typical furore, Martha mark their return in exquisite fashion. The underlying elements of the album are instantly noticeable, their insatiable riffs and ever-present hooks remain, but the resounding theme is one of love and heartbreak. The likes of Into This and Love Keeps Kicking are earnest, passionate and will resonate, whilst Martha still retain and sustain their ferocity.

However, it is Orange Juice which stands out on Love Keeps Kicking, coining the metaphor “diluted you like ice in orange juice”. This is a track all about falling out of love with someone. These tracks are what you’d expect from Martha but the subject matter elevates it to heartfelt level and that pain filters through throughout the record.



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