Smoking Martha have been burning through venues with their crushing live show since their first EP in 2014, but when Tasha D emailed to say they’re on the cusp of launching their debut album, I was floored. So many gigs and so many killer songs and this is their first album?
“We went into the studio to record another EP but decided we had enough worthy songs to punch out an album,” Tasha said. “We are in the best place creatively right now!”
As well as building a cult-like following as a result of their relentless touring, Smoking Martha have reached a whole swathe of new fans with recent support slots for bands like Everclear, Prophets of Addiction, Uriah Heep and Seether.
And May brings with it another tour for the female-fronted, riff-driven Brisbane rockers.
“We start our album tour in Sydney on 18 May and finish up at Grubfest Coolangatta on the 11th of June,” Tasha told Blank Gold Coast.
It’s been three years since their last EP so the band have a lot to draw inspiration from.
Tasha D explains that the songs in the album describe a series of unwanted feelings and circumstances “that make us feel sometimes trapped but sometimes more passionate and therefore we get in so deep that it consumes us.”
“Different members and a different producer changed the overall recording experience,” Tasha said of their time in the studio. “We were pushed to our full extent with performance and creativity. We love being in the studio and can’t wait to get back in again!”
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Smoking Martha’s debut album In Deep is out 19 May and they’ll hit Eddies Grub House in Coolangatta on Sunday 11 June. More at smokingmartha.com.