Earlier this year DiS went to Royal Festival Hall to see The Wainwrights play a family show. Rufus, as the pin-up for show-tunes fused indie-pop, whose been flung into critical fame, what with folks like us making 'Want One' one of our albums of last year, was meant to be the reason folks were there and the centrepiece to the evening, for one and all. But lo... What we left with was a complete and utter joyful sense of breathless wonderment after witnessing his sister Martha, kicking off her heels and totally stealing the show with a folk song ['Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole'] in a land beyond guitar thrashers like Sonic Youth. And a gigantic spiralling voice.
A few months, several phone calls, and one signed contract later, we're very pleased, excited and proud to announce that Martha Wainwright's debut UK EP release, 'Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole' (DiS0009), will come out on Drowned in Sound Recordings on Monday November 15th. Followed by her debut album in February 2005.
Everything you need to know about Martha could be found in this weeks Sunday Times culture, which is archived online here.
We have Martha playing a special free matinee headline show on Saturday 13th LONDON RoTa at Notting Hill Arts Club.
And she's on tour in the UK (which is pretty much all sold out now) with her brother...
27th EDINBURGH Usher Hall
29th LONDON Barbican Centre
30th BRIGHTON The Dome
31st SHEFFIELD Octagon
2nd LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
4th WARWICK Arts Centre
5th CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
7th SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
8th LONDON Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Ticket prices vary from £17.50 –£22.50. All tickets available from Way Ahead: 08712 20026 or gigsandtours.com.
In other interesting Martha news, she performs in the new Martin Scorsese movie 'The Aviator' and it should be on the soundtrack. Plus Martha's music (These Flowers, When The Day Is Short) is in the movie "P.S." (Topher Grace, Laura Linney) which is out in America this week, with the soundtrack out on Koch Records.
More info and some mp3s available @ marthawainwright.com.