MarthaGunn have released their debut album ‘Something Good Will Happen’ out now via Communion. Stream here.
The album arrives just ahead of the band’s extensive headline UK tour, including a date at London’s iconic Moth Club on 5th October. Tickets here.
Quickly catching the attention of tastemakers including CLASH, Independent, Dork, 1883, The Line of Best Fit, BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy (Radio X) and The Great Escape Festival – MarthaGunn are proving themselves as an imitible force in indie pop.
Whether it’s the stripped back synth funk of opener ‘Undone’, the bombastic ‘Holding The Fire’, the pristine pop of ‘Giving In’ or the soaring and heart wrenching vulnerability of ‘Honest’ – ‘Something Good Will Happen’ excels in all areas as MarthaGunn capture the plethora of complex emotions felt whilst navigating the relationships of their 20s. Powered by hopeful yet conscientious songwriting, kaleidoscopic and experimental production and immaculate pop hooks, the euphoric record confronts love in all forms; from the platonic to the romantic and familial, to the highs and lows as well as the failures and successes.
“This album is us navigating the relationships of our twenties so far – the failures and successes.” frontwoman Abi Woodman explains. “Constantly trying to find out who you are as a person, and constantly growing. You don’t always grow the same as the people you are with. Sometimes you are on the same path as someone, then suddenly you’re not.”
“The overarching theme through this is losing oneself and rebuilding oneself and through doing that, you learn a lot about yourself. You’re always going to face challenges in life that are going to tell you that you’re not good enough and let you question yourself, and it’s a constant daily reminder to look after your inner voice, and to treat yourself well by having boundaries.”
If there’s one goal MarthaGunn want to achieve with their music, it’s connection. Abi runs a regular songwriting series titled ‘Into The Song’, which has been hosted in person, on IGTV and on Soho Radio, with past guests including fellow indie peers Self Esteem, Black Honey, Georgia and Freya Ridings. “I want to connect with people.” Abi says. “The beautiful thing about songs is that you don’t have to know someone, but you can connect with them through the same song without saying anything.”
She continues, “I want this album to be able to help people in some way, and give people courage to leave a situation they know isn’t right for them, or for the other person. To go after the person they love and to know no matter how bad things may seem, it’s just a chapter. Things always get better.”
MarthaGunn 2021 Tour Dates
30th September – The Bullingdon, Oxford
1st October – YES (The Basement), Manchester
3rd October – The Joiners, Southampton
4th October – Patterns, Brighton
5th October – Moth Club, London
7th October – Louisiana, Bristol
10th October – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
11th October – Head of Steam, Newcastle
13th October – Waterfront Studio, Norwich