Martha and the Muffins

Martha and the Muffins

Martha and the Muffins have been described by UK critics as “one of the most innovative of their era” and that “even to this day they sound brave and fresh”. The band emerged from the early Toronto punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977. The band was the first Canadian band to sign to a UK label and, in 1980, “Echo Beach” became a top ten single around the world and earned them a Juno for Single of the Year. Martha and the Muffins toured extensively in Britain, Europe and North America. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, three of which they co-produced with Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel). The songs they worked on together included such groundbreaking singles as “Women Around The World At Work”, “Danseparc”, “Black Stations/White Stations”, “Come Out And Dance” and “Cooling The Medium”. Over the past few years, EMI Canada has reissued several Martha and the Muffins albums on CD, including Metro Music, Trance and Dance, This Is The Ice Age and the CD compilation Then Again – A Retrospective. The band’s own label, Muffin Music, has recently reissued the Danseparc, Mystery Walk and The World Is A Ball albums.

Martha and the Muffins

“Their brilliant musical work stands on par with artists like Peter Gabriel, Roxy Music and David Bowie.”

“There is no other band which emerged from Canada’s fledgling punk scene that matters. Martha and the Muffins’ brilliant musical work stands on par with artists like Peter Gabriel, Roxy Music and David Bowie.” – Calgary Sun

Discography

  • 1979 – Metro Music
  • 1980 – Trance and Dance
  • 1981 – This Is The Ice Age
  • 1983 – Danseparc
  • 1984 – Mystery Walk
  • 1985 – The World Is A Ball
  • 1992 – Modern Lullaby
  • 1998 – Then Again – A Retrospective
  • 2010 – Delicate
  • 2011 – Echo Beach 30th Anniversary Version/Big Day (single)