Following on from the fired up ‘Good Girls’ single release in May, Brisbane four piece Smoking Martha serve up another dose of slick rock music in new track, ‘Liquid Sunshine’.
The song is another prime example of the band’s dynamism: from Natasha Doherty’s powerful vocals, through to the band’s hold on arrangement and production.
The way Smoking Martha work together has bred some impressive music over the years and now, with two of their strongest releases to date out in the ether, the Brissy group have taken one strong stride forward.
With ‘Liquid Sunshine’, Smoking Martha were back on the tools at Studio Circuit with producers Matt Bartlem (Lastlings, Boo Seeka) and Luke Palmer (Dead Letter Circus) to work on the new material. With Bartlem also on mixing and mastering duties, Smoking Martha galvanised their work as artists and producers with a veritable dream team.
Taken from the forthcoming new Smoking Martha album, ‘Liquid Sunshine’ provides a strong insight into the sounds dictating the band’s next full record of material. The band has been working with the prolific Mark Opitz (AC/DC, Divinyls, INXS) on what is set to be their most definitive set of work yet.
Like ‘Good Girls’ before it, ‘Liquid Sunshine’ is an exciting moment for Smoking Martha. Keeping the focus on the arrangement, lyrics and raw Smoking Martha delivery, ‘Liquid Sunshine’ to let loose to.
“‘Liquid Sunshine’ is the love of the sea, the sun and the memories of young love over an endless summer!!”
The band filmed the music video on the Gold Coast with Tyson Lloyd, capturing the pure energy of the group on camera.
“We wanted to keep this clip pretty raw and simple like the song itself. A virtual representation of the band using overblown exposure and imagery for that nostalgic summer vibe!!”
PRAISE FOR SMOKING MARTHA
“Smoking Martha go hard ’til there’s zero left in the tank. Full commitment to their raucous rock sound.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“Hard rock Sandra Dee rips sick moves at the roller disco whilst a bartender serves up a drink that either kills you or makes you shoot lasers out of your nipples? Whatever you’ve put in the Kool-Aid, we’re drinking it.”
“…unfathomably lucrative slathering of chunky riffs and smoky vocals…”
“The band is tight, the melodies are infectious and Tasha D has a voice that is peerless.”
“Smoking Martha display a breadth of styles and songwriting.”
Musipedia of Metal
“Hauntingly beautiful…if you like female-led hard rock, then this is right up your alley.”
Smoking Martha will be returning to stages in Queensland for a string of live appearances from September through into November, including Halloween Hysteria and the newly announced Wallapalooza Festival!
SMOKING MARTHA TOUR DATES
Sunday, September 26th The Zoo Brisbane
Sunday, October 3rd Mo’s Desert Club House Burleigh Heads
*Supporting The Poor
Saturday October 23rd Halloween Hysteria @ Mansfield Tavern Brisbane
Saturday, November 20th Wallapalooza Festival @ Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Mudgeeraba