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Find Martin's full albums at and iTunes, or stream for free at Spotify.

Or watch Meiosis live and unleashed - a playlist of highlights, oddballs and treats is available here.

Meiosis Album

The new Meiosis album is out now! Download at iTunes, find it at Bandcamp or stream for free at Spotify!  

Meiosis Gigs


Meiosis News
  • 09/02/14

The last annual Mad Hatter charity bash took place yesterday, with a lovely set from Meiosis kicking off proceedings. Listen to it here, or a read a blog (rant) sort of about it here.  

  • 23/11/13

The second series of The Friendly Atmosphere Podcast is coming soon with a brand new theme of rather amusing sketches - get a sneak preview here.

  • 18/10/13

Yesterday we recorded a lovely little interview with Martin, if you would like to learn all about the devil in a flump click here to listen.   

  • 29/09/13

Last night saw Martin host and support The Bowie Experience at World Headquarters - find some sample tracks on the videos tab. The months of promotion and hard work paid off spectacularly as everyone had an amazig night but Martin may now hang up his promoter's hat - read why here!  

  • 04/05/13

Martin's world famous 'birthday gig' took place at the Telegraph tonight and as usual it went down a storm - check out the full set here.

  • 06/03/13

Sunday saw Martin playing in Belfast, an amazing city and a fantastic gig! Catch the full set including numbers from supporting acts Andy Train and David McCann here.

  • 05/10/12

Martin has recorded an interview discussing his latest album, gigs in trees and fans with mis-quoted tattoos. Listen to it here!

Meiosis Videos

Just one example of what awaits you on the videos page...
How can you resist?!

Martin Thompson's Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast

Friendly Atmosphere podcast is here:

Check out the podcast page for previous epidsodes and band links or listen on iTunes.

Meiosis Links

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Meiosis Reviews

"I enjoyed your blog the other day. I actually always enjoy your blogs. But never tell you" - Jonjo (Deltasound).


The Crack Magazine, September 2012


Songs For 20 Something Year Olds

(self release)

"Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours. There are touches of Bowie too (from the tuneful playfulness of his Hunky Dory period to the avant-clatter of Low). And you’ve got to love a tune called Roald Dahl which has the refrain: "We miss you… When I die, be dignified."


Meiosis is back and better than ever. The band is gone but writer, musician and singer Martin Thompson has more than enough charisma to pull off the solo act – as amply demonstrated by the between-song chat which is every bit as enjoyable as the music. And as for the music… well how to describe it? Hints of Bowie, Scott Walker and Jarvis combine with Martin’s inimitable style to produce a sound that is simply unique – with the brilliant backing track providing an awesome backdrop to live music that includes not only the expected (and expertly-played?) guitars, but anything from melodica to that Seventies' favourite - the stylophone! Combined with a vocal talent often compared to that of the great Bowie himself, it is no wonder that Meiosis is establishing a loyal and ever-growing fan base. If you want to hear the most original music around and have a huge amount of fun in the process then Meiosis is Newcastle’s newest and best must-see act.

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