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MarthaGunn take their name from the 18th century folk heroine who operated bathing machines on Brighton’s seafront, curing the assorted ailments of wealthy visitors. “She was a spiritual healer”, lead singer Abi Woodman says, “I like the reference because she healed people, and we hope our music has the ability to do the same.”
As diligent as they are ambitious, the five-piece - line-up completed by Humphrey Luck and Max Hunter on guitar, Ali Mackay on bass and Frankie Sparrowhawk on drums - have spent time honing their craft, delivering raucous shows across the UK and Europe, while perfecting their passionate indie-rock. Their live portfolio includes support slots for Palace and Bear’s Den, festival bookings at Latitude, Citadel, The Great Escape, and an ambitious 17 date regional UK headline tour.
MarthaGunn’s brand of indie-pop began to really pick up steam during 2020 with increasing critical acclaim as the band prepare to release a debut album in 2021