Martha Return With New Single “Baby Does Your Heart Sink” & Announce New Album

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Durham, UK indie punks Martha have announced their return, with their fourth album, Please Don’t Take Me Back, that will be released on October 28th via Dirtnap Records. Following on from May’s standalone single of the same name, they have also released a brand new single and video, Baby, Does Your Heart Sink, that features Ross Millard (The Futureheads). The video sees the band auditioning to finally try and make some headway in the music industry. Unfortunately, they find the judges aren’t as interested as they might have hoped. Alongside Millard, the video features Michael McKnight (Frankie & The Heartstrings), Mehzeb Chowdhury and Elf Kingdon.

Shot at Sunderland’s Pop Recs, the band have dedicated the video to the community music venue’s co- founder Dave Harper who sadly passed away last year. The video was directed by Martha’s drummer, Nathan Stephens-Griffin, who added: “this was the first time we’d all been together as a band for a while, and it was a really fun day. Pop Recs is a brilliant thing, and we want to support as much as possible-everyone should visit when they get a chance. We’ll be doing our Northeast album launch on that very same stage in early December and we can’t wait. Hopefully the people watching are more into it on the night though! It was also extremely cool to get to direct a video featuring a Futurehead and a Heartstring!”

While their previous record, 2019’s Love Keeps Kicking, saw them remaining defiant in a world that seemed to be breaking apart, their new album explores the scattered fragments of what followed and tries to make sense of how we navigate the smoking remains. The record also sees Martha joining forces again with US-based label, Dirtnap Records. Please Don’t Take Me Back promises to be a fine addition to Martha’s discography; their most life-affirming yet and a welcome ripple of light at a time when it’s often difficult to see past the darkness.