I must admit I hadn’t heard of Smoking Martha before. Surprising as they are a Gold Coast- Brisbane combo and I — ummmm – I go to a shitload of gigs round these necks of the woods.
The video clip for Sweet As Honey is pretty damn amazing – smokin’ being the operative and probably over-hyped word. Sexy, sultry, teasing, alluring. The song lives up to that vibe in audio mode. It’s damn hot and raw and raunchy and ballsy and rockin’.
Tasha’s vocals are strong, taunting, daring. Guitarists Mick and Aaron and drummer Pablo are no shrinking violets in the back-ground. Each bring their own guts and power and personalities to the game. Though it is a bit difficult to peel your eyes away from Tasha/Martha in the film clip.
Smoking Martha are eclectic, quirky, raw, gutsy. Punk, pop, rock, skanking razz with a dash of sweet honey soul.