Aussie rockers, Smoking Martha, are releasing their debut album In Deep.
After listening to their single Say You’re Mine, I would say that Smoking Martha is a traditional punk rock band, which is so refreshing considering the rock bands of today are becoming more and more plastic and glossy.
The melodic vocals remind me of Hayley Williams of Paramore; very strong and powerful with pop undertones. Whereas, almost in contrast, the heavy guitar echoes early Evanescence and Queens of the Stone Age.
Style-wise, I got nostalgic flashbacks to Gwen Stefani in No Doubt, as I watched the lead-singer in the Say You’re Mine music video. Nevertheless, the classic punk attire reminds me of the old days when punk rockers were raw and genuine. Smoking Martha would be a wicked band to see live, for sure!