“...an indie alt-pop dream.” - The Line of Best Fit
Idiosyncratic alt-pop duo ST. MARTiiNS make their 2019 debut with their beguiling new single Want God, out now via LAB Records.
The single once again showcases ST.MARTiiNS’ ability to create woozy left-field pop with a poignant message. Want God looks through the lens of anxiety and seeing the world with a naive perspective. Lead singer Katie Lynch elaborates, “it was initially loaded with bitter sentiment and to be directed at how vacant and passive the people around me were being during hard times. However, as I wrote the lyrics, I realised it had instead become a song about myself. I am not religious, but I love religious imagery in our songs, my morbid obsession with nothingness and my own relationship with faith.” Want God combines languid melodies with celestial electronics and jazz-infused sensibilities to create a sound akin to the likes of The Japanese House or Oh Wonder.
Having met when they were twelve, Katie and Mark Johnston have been inseparable ever since. ST. MARTiiNS have already gained the attention of the likes of NME.com, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and The Skinny to name but a few. They have also received support from Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway. Previous singles do ur words and ur so pretty also made Spotify’s New Music Friday and Hot New Bands playlists amongst numerous others. ST.MARTiiNS are no stranger to the live circuit either, having already supported The Temper Trap, We are Scientists, Clean Cut Kid, Fatherson, Cigarettes After Sex and The Howl and the Hum.
Want God is out now via LAB Records.