ALBUM REVIEW: Martha Rose – Undress & Dive After | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Treibender Teppich Records

Released: 31.07.20








For a record rooted heavily in medieval folk, Undress & Dive After is one hell of an excursion in groove, with the Berlin-based Martha Rose welding gritty disco rhythms and vibrant synths to some astonishingly brilliant slices of folk wonder.

Of the nine impeccable songs on offer, only two (Signs and the marvellous I’d Like To Meet You) bear the hallmarks of classic folk with their lush fingerpicked guitars; elsewhere, Rose refuses to be bound to convention, making for the grooviest medieval folk out there. On the likes of the driving, glorious Keep A Part and Give It To You, Rose’s brilliantly unique aesthetic comes into its own, making for an album that is rewarding, addictive, and unbelievably refreshing.


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