Indie-tinged pop-punk quartet Martha have made their much-anticipated return with a brand-new single, alongside the announcement of a 7” to be released via Specialist Subject on 24th June, available for pre-order now. ‘Please Don’t Take Me Back’ is a song about refusing to let rose-tinted glasses distort your visions of the past.
“The past was absolutely terrible. Don’t get us wrong, the present is also absolutely terrible, but that almost instantly becomes the past anyway, so we can quickly file it under ‘the past’” says the band. “The really good news is that the future appears to have been totally cancelled by the loathsome politicians, oligarchs and CEOs hell bent on destroying the planet and all life on it, so we probably won’t have to put up with this garbage for much longer anyway. Please don’t take me back.”
The 7” B-side features a rough and ready cover of My Heart is a Drummer by beloved Australian/English indie-pop mainstays Allo Darlin, who Martha supported at their first ever London show in 2012. The Durham band also recently announced their biggest headline show to date, at Hackney London’s EartH, alongside a full UK tour in November and December.