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Split with Radiator Hospital

by Martha

Well I’ve never been any good at poetry, And I, stumble over words from time to time, Tempted by a hangnail, I once flayed my middle finger, Butchered cuticles, stain the page like wine, Count the digits. How unsuitable are mine? When it rains, Well it really fucking pours, And we made waves, But did my screaming drown out yours? Now here we are, Mixing metaphors, And sometimes it might seem like we lost the battle, But if no one wins the war then why keep score? Everything is mediocre, I’m bored and nothing satisfies, An existential crisis mixtape, On repeat until I die, Left decomposing on the floor, This routine’s awful for my posture, Still looking round for something more, Sure that I’d lost you. It might seem like we lost the battle, but if no one wins the war, then why keep score?
When we met I wasn’t on my game, I’ve been called a lot of things I’m not ashamed to say, Things like “Too political”, “Hyper cynical”, But “kind of funny” felt okay, It’s a blur back in the early days, But the feelings keep on coming like the crashing waves, In the sunny section, looking for affection, Who needs Tenerife when we’ve got Whitley bay? Oh my heart, I try to keep it open, Oh my heart, I try to keep it full, There’s a world outside where I feel so broken, But you make me feel mendable. Cursing trophies at the Bernabau, That Lynchian exhibit really freaks me out, There were sirens wailing, six men ailing, I feel like throwing up right now, We watched movie, if I’m not mistaken, Johnny Clay portrayed by Sterling Hayden, Stick-up at the races, chiaroscuro faces, Who needs heroes anyhow?


You can buy these songs on vinyl from SPECIALIST SUBJECT RECORDS shop.specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk/products/557560-radiator-hospital-martha-split-7

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Money we make from download donations will go into our tour fund, and will help pay our expenses (things like transatlantic flights, petrol, etc). Anything you can spare will be hugely appreciated and will help us.

To download the RADIATOR HOSPITAL side visit their bandcamp page (radiatorhospital.bandcamp.com)

Come see us on tour!
October 2015
30 London at DIY Space
31 Brighton at West Hill Hall

November 2015
01 Kingston at Fighting Cocks,
02 Nottingham at JT Soar
03 Leeds at Wharf Chamber
04 Sheffield at Lughole
05 Edinburgh at Banshee Labyrinth
06 Glasgow at 13th Note
07 Manchester at Star and Garter
08 Durham at Empty Shop
09 Birmingham at Hare and Hounds
10 Cardiff at Moon Club
11 Bristol at Roll For the Soul
12 Exeter at The Cavern
13 Southampton at Joiners


released October 16, 2015

Recorded and Produced by Matthew Johnson (Suburban Home, Leeds)
Mastered by Kyle Gilbride.

Martha is Jc, Naomi, Nathan and Daniel.
Additional vocals on Chekhov’s Hangnail by Ellis Jones
Additional vocals on (Mendable) by Danny Gibbins
Piano on (Mendable) by Matthew Johnson

Thanks to Andrew, Kay, Morag, Patxi. Prince, Ellis Trust Fund, Danny Jesus and His Judgemental Father, MJ and Radiator Hospital.


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Martha is a pop band from Durham city.


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