Live: MARTHA // Heaven, London
The wholesome indie-punks Martha played a heart-warming sold-out set at Heaven.
Martha walks on stage full of smiles towards the crowd, kicking off the show with St Paul’s (Westerberg Comprehensive). With their latest album art glowing behind them added with a stunning light show, it made for a great spectacle. The personality of each member of the band really shone throughout the night and each one having their own time within the spotlight. All giving their own jokes and takes on the wholesome upbeat songs, like joking that one of their love songs was actually about Corrie.
From the start to end the fans had their hands in the air singing along to every word, playing 9 tracks out of 11 from their newest album Love Keeps Kicking only being realised in April had clearly gone down well with their loyal fans. Introducing Love Keeps Kicking as their last song of the night, they give a heartfelt thank you to everyone for coming down to the show.
The band walk off the dark stage and once-off stage, the LED backdrop quickly changes to the vote Labour logo. Leading fans to start the chant of ‘Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn’ to the tune of The White Stripes. The happy go lucky chums Martha come back on stage to do their encore of Ice Cream and Sunscreen, WrestleMania VIII, and 1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonely with the vote Labour as their fitting backdrop.
If Martha set off to put a smile and love in everyone’s hearts by the end of the show they definitely carried it out.
Photos: Natalie Lloyd-Shaw