Martha Rose

Melancholic but brimming with power, Martha Rose’s misty melodies explore longing and the metaphysical. Inspired by Welsh poet, George Herbert and once compared to Kate Bush, there is a element of the mystical and divine to Rose’s sound that’s well-suited to the inclement weather of a Berlin autumn.

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Bang On Team: Tell us a little about your project.
Martha Rose:
It’s something like of all my feelings poetically rehashed, with a little bit of light-hearted joy in finding new melodies.

BOT: Why did you start to make music?
Because it feels so amazing to bring a song from your head into the world.

BOT: What’s been your best moment as a band/artist so far?
Christiane Rösinger once said we were better than Kate Bush, which is not true, but it’s nice to hear a compliment that that wild sometimes.

BOT: Who are three bands everyone should listen to right now?
Hmm, my favourite discovery from the 80s is Anne Clark (“Hopeless Cases” album), but current bands have to be Berlin’s own Fenster and Jaako Eino Kalevi.

BOT: How do you prepare for a gig?
I usually have a couple rehearsals with my bandmate, Dandy Deniz, then we drive around a lot on the day, collecting things and getting sweaty. Then I try to get into a mystical zone by just having a little moment to remember to savour the privilege of getting to sing your songs to people.

BOT: What can people look forward to about your set?
I will probably make a funny mistake, or laugh too loud into the mic.

BOT: Finish the sentence. If I wasn’t making music I would…
Make a radio show about my favourite music.

Catch Martha Rose at this Thursday’s Clash Symbols #14 with Aporia and People Club.