Martyrs release disco-fuelled single ‘Where Did You Go?’

Welsh duo Martyrs have released their disco-fuelled new single, ‘Where Did You Go?’. The track is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Luminism’, with all profits from sales going to Trussell Trust: Stop UK Hunger.

As kids, growing up in Merthyr Tydfil, Jon and Michael bonded over the likes of WCW’s Lex Luger and Sting as well as the iconic sonics of REM. Fast forward to today, and the pair have since moved to Kent where they have concocted a unique sound of their own, inventing the genre of Post-Yacht.

‘Where Did You Go?’ illustrates Martyrs diverse sound, as they combine classic elements of disco with a contemporary touch. Opening with a spoken word narration, ‘Where Did You Go?’ sparkles through its use of uplifting trumpets, Nile Rodgers-style guitars and a groovy bass line. The band describe the song as a “visit to a supernatural Studio 54” with lyrics seemingly nodding to an eerie encounter with a long forgotten music box. ‘Where Did You Go?’ expertly melds euphoric, dance-worthy music with a bizarre and, at times, macabre storyline.

Martyrs take their inspiration from a multitude of artists ranging from Afghan Whigs and Billy Joel to Deerhunter and Cyndi Lauper. Having already released the anthemic single ‘Sunset Thinking’, the band have gained support from a number of tastemakers on both radio and in the written press, with the likes of Amazing Radio, God Is In The TV and Rattler Magazine praising the duos sound.

‘Where Did You Go?’ is out now and is taken from the album ‘Luminism’, which is slated for 10th May 2024.

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