Exciting news -
The new album can now be downloaded on a pay what you like basis at meiosis.bandcamp.com and can also be purchased as a CD by clicking here.
Newcastle based songwriter, Martin Thompson will release his new album on March 10th 2015. A download only version is already available on a ‘Pay What You Like’ basis, technically meaning it is free but we’re not holding it against you to drop him a few quid for the pleasure and a physical CD will ship from 10th March for a handsome sum of £5 (plus P&P). Both will be made available at www.meiosis.bandcamp.com as well as a few copies being hidden somewhere between ‘L’ & ‘M’ in the local section of RPM Records (CD version only for obvious reasons).
On this album, his 4th since 2011, Martin has painstakingly written, voiced, sequenced and played every note & beat using the same home recording techniques as on his previous 3 recent albums. The album’s title has been inspired by a semi-
Other tracks focus on the usual song writing fodder of childlike hallucinatory episodes when one is infected with tonsillitis (‘Alice In Wonderland Syndrome’, ‘Vivid Dreams’), returning to once abandoned personal ideals & ethics(‘Return Of the Dead Eyes’) and the regular appraisal of Martin’s own music as ‘Bowiesque’ (‘Pull The Ladder Up , Jack’) which just so happens to be somewhat ironically & perhaps obviously quite ‘Bowiesque' in itself.
Yes, series two of Martin Thompson's Friendly Atmosphere Newcastle Music Scene Podcast is here, featuring some local music by local musicians from Tyne & Wear, some not so local music by some not so local musicians from beyond Tyne & Wear and also some silliness, shenanigans and sometimes terrible rudeness in between. Click the podcast tab to listen to all the latest episodes.
Meiosis has some great gigs lined up, including the ever-popular birthday gig on May 9th at The Telegraph and supporting the amazing Bowie Experience at the Cluny on March 28th - find all of the details on the events tab.
The new Meiosis album is now available on Bandcamp - Something Funny Happened on my Way to Utopia is a truly unique and brilliant album - please have a listen!
The new series of the Friendly Atmosphere Podcast is finally here! Go to the podcast tab now and find exactly what mayhem lurks beneath...
Martin has recorded a brilliant new video for the title track of his next album, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Check it out here.
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.
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.
Martin has recorded an interview discussing his latest album, gigs in trees and fans with mis-quoted tattoos. Listen to it here!
Just one example of what awaits you on the videos page...
How can you resist?!
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