ARTHUR AND MARTHA
"Arthur and Martha" are not Arthur and Martha at all, they're Adam and Alice. What A&M do is cutie krautrock or tweetronica, using toy/playground electronic gizmos, battered old Casios and Korgs and cheapo drum machines to create gentle, tinny yet poignant pulsebeats that move their achingly pretty, minor-chord melodies along. Imagine, if you will, St Etienne in space, with Sarah Cracknell, who knows about celestial bodies herself, cooing interstellar lullabies through a vintage microphone, or Kraftwerk playing the Field Mice at a freshers' disco.
Arthur & Martha’s gigged with the likes of Lo-Fi Fnk, Grovesnor, Plastic Operator, Sportsday Megaphone and others. They were featured by amongst others The Guardian New Band of the Day, The Electricity Club, Yorkshire Evening Post, NME, Pennyblack, Leonard's Lair, Robots and Electronic Brains, NME, SoundsXP, Sweeping the nation, Is this music?, Boomkat, Tasty Fanzine, Art of the noise, Word Magazine and Artrocker Magazine. Radio play included spins from Gideon Coe and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. The debut album 'Navigation' took three years in the making but, despite good reviews, after it's release the band disappeared to move onto other projects including Alice Hubble and Rodney Cromwell.
In 2019 the pair returned as Arthur and Martha for a one off-live reunion and the release of 'Adjustments' a remix album of the entire Arthur & Martha back catalogue.
"Cutie krautrock with poignant pulsebeats that propel achingly pretty melodies"