‘Goldman’s Detective Agency’ by Martha (Single)
This excellent Northern indie-punk quartet show their playful side on the first single to be taken from their second album
Hailing from a little known place called Pity Me near Durham, four-piece, Martha comprise of J. Cairns (guitar), Daniel Ellis (guitar), Naomi Griffin (bass), and Nathan Stephens Griffin (drums). Taking inspiration from some unlikely sources, like Thin Lizzy and Billy Bragg, the band’s ability to entice the listener with their four-part harmonies is second to none, while their contemporary blend of 90s indie and garage punk will appeal to a varied audience.
Goldman’s Detective Agency is the first release from the band’s second album, Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart. It is a humorous work of fiction using real-life, 19th century anarchist, Emma Goldman as a private eye fighting corrupt police and politicians. The song is a fun and energetic slither of what the rest of the album most certainly will be.
Verdict: A contender for this year’s quirkiest song