Martha is a DIY pop band from the North East of England. (marthadiy AT gmail DOT com)
Anonymous said: Hi! Can you talk to us about 'thumbs up, thumbs down'?
i have a motto: “everything is weird, nothing is weird.” like, when you think about a thing hard enough you realize that most anything is really weird. and when you realize that, it puts things in perspective and it’s chill, because if everything is weird, nothing is weird. except also everything is really freaking weird all the time.
thumbs up, thumbs down is like that. and it’s also like “you take the good with the bad.” and like how you can appreciate something and also be critical of that same thing. it’s really important to view this world through a critical lens. there is a lot of fucked up shit that largely remains invisible and needs to be exposed. but if we sink too deep into how fucked up things are, it’s a miserable place to be. we can learn to be critical and also appreciate the beauty in things. and it’s also kind of like how you can be appreciating the fuck out of the beauty of something, and always sort of find the shit lining as well. thumbs up. thumbs down.
Thumbs up Thumbs down explained.
For all of you who were left scratching your heads by the closing seconds of our new pop video.
Upcoming Martha Shows (Summer 2014)
July 11th - The Cube, Bristol. (with Joanna Gruesome and Trust Fund) - https://www.facebook.com/events/235504656642897/ [ALL AGES]
July 12th - Jacob’s Antique, Cardiff. (with Saturday’s Kids, Joanna Gruesome and loads of other cool bands) - https://www.facebook.com/events/306166186213411/ [ALL AGES]
August 1st - 1in12 Club Bradford (with Petrol Girls, The Exhausts). - https://www.facebook.com/events/750022485041473/
August 2nd - London (with Joanna Gruesome, Spook School and loads of other cool bands) - https://www.facebook.com/events/605402376239919/
August 18th- The Cluny, Newcastle (with Jeff Lewis and Skull Puppies) - http://www.songkick.com/concerts/20879233-jeffrey-lewis-at-cluny
August 22nd- Nottingham, The Chameleon (with Horowitz) -https://www.facebook.com/events/906276332719782/
August 23rd- London (Venue TBC)
August 24th - Durham, Empty Shop (with The Middle Ones, Colour Me Wednesday and Hallie + the Annies) [ALL AGES]
September 6th - Manchester - The Klondyke Club (with Broken Arm, Nightflowers + more) -http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280925
September 18th- Birmingham (Venue TBC)
September 19th- Brighton, West Hill Hall [ALL AGES]
September 20th- Southsea Fest - https://www.facebook.com/events/312584875560398/
September 21st- Liverpool (Venue TBC)
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