Durham indiepop-punks Martha have announced their return, with their fourth album Please Don’t Take Me Back out October 28th via Dirtnap Records (US) and Specialist Subject Records (UK). Following on from the standalone single of the same name shared in May this year, today they release a brand new single and video featuring Ross Millard of the Futureheads – “Baby, Does Your Heart Sink.” The video sees the band auditioning to finally try and make some headway in the music industry. Unfortunately, they find the judges aren’t as interested as they might have hoped. Alongside Millard, the video features Michael McKnight of Frankie and the Heartstrings, Mehzeb Chowdhury and Elf Kingdon.
Talking about the new track, Martha said: “‘Baby, Does Your Heart Sink’ is just your classic break-up song, but one designed to be played at the disco at the end of the world. If there are multiple timelines, worlds, and universes out there, you’ve really got to wonder how things are going in the others, don’t you?”
Shot at Sunderland’s Pop Recs, the band have dedicated the video to the community music venue’s co-founder Dave Harper who sadly passed away last year. The video was directed by Martha’s drummer, Nathan Stephens-Griffin, who added: “this was the first time we’d all been together as a band for a while, and it was a really fun day. Pop Recs is a brilliant thing, and we want to support as much as possible-everyone should visit when they get a chance. We’ll be doing our Northeast album launch on that very same stage in early December and we can’t wait. Hopefully the people watching are more into it on the night though! It was also extremely cool to get to direct a video featuring a Futurehead and a Heartstring!”