Marthgunn – in session for John Kennedy’s X-Posure – September 18, 2021 – Radio X, London –
Marthagunn to kick off the week with a stripped down partially-acoustic session for John Kennedy’s X-Posure program on Radio X in London, broadcast September 18, 2021. Recorded just one day after the band released their debut album – an album, like so many others, was put together during lockdown – further evidence artists aren’t taking this isolation thing lightly, but have been using it well and getting ready for when the time comes. And it has, since Marthagunn are slated to tour around the UK, starting on September 30th and going until October 13th (for now).
MarthaGunn consists of five best friends – Abi, Max, Humphrey, Ally and Frankie. They take inspiration from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Haim. In 2019, they covered the length and breadth of the UK on their first headline tour, were hand-picked by Steven Knight to play Peaky Blinder’s Festival, and made appearances at the likes of The Great Escape, Bushstock, and Citadel Festival.
Like many bands in the current climate, MarthaGunn have had to radically change their plans. Instead of touring the UK this past March, vocalist Abi Woodman toured Instagram instead, playing a special set (including a locally sourced cover) on every date the band had previously been booked to play as well as offering card readings to fans.
With word of mouth and with several appearances in session for Radio X, BBC 6 Music and others, they are becoming the “band to watch” in critical circles and 2022 promises to be an adventuresome year for the band, if all goes according to plan.
In the meantime, have a listen.
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