Arthur and Martha
"Arthur and Martha" are not Arthur and Martha at all, they are 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, 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, Seeland and others. They were featured by amongst others The Guardian, The Electricity Club, Yorkshire Evening Post, NME, Pennyblack, Leonard's Lair, Robots and Electronic Brains, SoundsXP, The Quietus, Neo2, Sweeping the nation, DIY Mag, 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. Produced by Dom Cresswell, 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 their back catalogue.
"Cutie krautrock with poignant pulsebeats that propel achingly pretty melodies" The Guardian
"‘A British spin on The Postal Service, or Aphex Twin remixing the contents of the seminal C86 album…lovely stuff’ NME
"Now this is electro pop"
Sweeping The Nation
"Engaging indie tweetronica" Uncut
"Music that yeans for the future. Quite the thing to be doing at the moment" Word