Keeping it fresh with Martha and the Muffins

Described by UK critics as “one of the most innovative of their era” and that “even to this day they sound brave and fresh”, Martha and the Muffins emerged from the early punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977 – which was centered around various clubs along Toronto’s Queen Street West and the Ontario College of Art.

The band was the first Canadian band to sign to a UK label and recorded their first album, Metro Music at The Manor Studio near Oxford, England. After “Echo Beach” became a top ten single around the world in 1980 and earned them a JUNO for Single of the Year, Martha and the Muffins toured extensively in Britain, Europe and North America. Since then, the band has released 9 studio albums, three of which they co-produced with Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel). Their newest release is ‘Marthology: In And Outtakes’.

We talked about:

  • working with producers for their new release Marthology
  • exploring different musical styles in your writing
  • giving long-time fans what they want and something new

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