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13. APRIL 2008 - BETHNAL GREEN CONCERT, SINGLE UPDATE AND ALBUM PROMO
You can watch a video of "Too tough to die" from the London concert at the 'Star of Bethnal Green' here. The sound quality is not very good, though....
Some news about the Poison single from the official website: The single will be released as a CD and download version with these tracks:
CD:
1. Poison
2. Soldier Boy
3. Like Poison
4. Poison (Van She Tech Remix)
The download version has a fifth (exclusive!) track: Poison (The Officers No Remedy Remix).
You can preorder the single (limited to 500 copies, as the website says) in the Independiente Store (I recommend not to follow the link from the newsletter like I did, because it leads you to recordstore.co.uk, which is much more expensive!) You can also preorder the album "The Blue God" at Independiente or at recordstore.co.uk (for the same price, recordstore gives you a free poster with it).
I bought a promo copy of "The Blue God" (you can find them easily on ebay), which I will add to the promo discography with some sound samples shortly.... I'm a little disappointed by the first listen of the album, but maybe it will grow.

1. APRIL 2008 - ALBUM DETAILS & NEW SINGLE
Here's the tracklist for Martina's album "The Blue God" (taken from a promo sold on ebay probably the regular release will have the same tracks) - the album will be released on May 12 by the way, as you can read in an interview on Subba Culture:
1. Phoenix 

2. Carnies 
3. Baby Blue 
4. April Grove 
5. Poison 
6. Da Da Da Da 
7. Something to Say 
8. Shangri La 
9. Valentine 
10. Snowman 
11. Razor Tongue 
12. Yesterday
Also you can read on the official website that "Poison" will be the next single, a Van She remix can already be listened to on the site or downloaded here (see the cover on the right side). The single will be released on May 5 and will have another remix by The Officers (read a review here or here).

15. MARCH 2008 - INTIMATE GIGS
As you can read on the official site Martina will play two intimate gigs soon: one in Bristol (March 31) and one in London (April 2). She will also be on the Dermot O'Leary show tomorrow at 5 PM (BBC Radio 2), check out details about this show here.

9. MARCH 2008 - CARNIES SINGLE & MISC. NEWS
Martina's single 'Carnies' was released on March 3! Check out the discography for details (sounds & scans). I've also added the 'Carnies' promo 7" to the discography that came for free with a order of the CD single at Recordstore.co.uk and a promo CD for 'Carnies'.
Martina will perform live on BBC radio on Monday at George Lamb's show "6 Music". For more details go to their website, the show will start at 10 AM. 
I've also updated the concertography with details for her latest concert and TV appearances. I found a video on You Tube where she performs one song with The Gutter Twins live, go here to see it (the sound quality is awful, though). 
Last but not least: you can watch a "Behind-the-scenes"-documentary of the 'Carnies' video shoot at Martina's official website.

25. FEBRUARY 2008 - B-SIDES
As you can read on eil.com the two b-sides of the 'Carnies' single are 'At Sea' and 'Trust Me'. The single will be released on March 3.

24. FEBRUARY 2008 - JOOLS HOLLAND VIDEOS
For anyone who missed Martina on the Jools Holland show, check out the videos of the two songs performed on You Tube: 'Poison' and 'Carnies'.

23. FEBRUARY 2008 - COLLABORATION WITH LUCIANO
As you can read on Resident Advisor Martina recorded a song with Luciano. Whether it will be released on his next album or otherwise or at all is not clear.

21. FEBRUARY 2008 - BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN
Martina will perform live today with Son of Dave at Madame Jojos in London. Tickets are 10, sorry that this is a little late for the announcement :)
If you receive the official newsletter this is old news for you: If you pre-order Martina's new single 'Carnies' from Recordstore.co.uk (for 1.99) you will get a limited white-label 7 inch for free! This is limited to the first 50 orders, so hurry! I have no idea what is on the 7", probably the song 'Carnies'. You can also win a test-pressing of 'Carnies' here (only for UK residents), so probably that's what the other 7 inch is, too???
More from the newsletter: you can watch 'Carnies' video on the official site. Also Martina will be on Later with Jools Holland on Friday, 22. February, 11.35 PM (on BBC 2).

9. FEBRUARY 2008 - VALENTINE DOWNLOAD & 6 MUSIC ROUNDTABLE
If you receive the newsletter you already know this, but for all the others: you can download the song 'Valentine' from Martina's new album here. Also Martina joined Steve Lamacq's Roundtable on Thursday (February 7), a show where guests discuss and review new songs. You can still listen to this show on the BBC website (or with this link directly).



4. FEBRUARY 2008 - NEW SINGLE "CARNIES"

Martina will finally release a new single from her forthcoming album  "The Blue God". The single will be "Carnies", released on March 3.  You can already listen to the song on Martina's My Space. On her new official website you can listen to two other new songs: 'Shangri La' and 'Valentine'. Valentine can also be downloaded in full length at Last FM. I've also updated the gallery with some new photos.

11. OCTOBER 2007 - NEW ALBUM "THE BLUE GOD" & LEILA COLLABORATION

Finally Martina's new album will be released soon (well, in 2008 probably). The title will be "The Blue God", you can read a review with some soundclips here. Two songs (Shangri La and Valentine) can also be heard on her My Space site. The album will be produced by Danger Mouse, read more on NME.
Martina also recorded a song with Leila, you can hear it on Leila's My Space. It's called "marterry", but maybe that's just a working title? Leila's new album "Blood, Looms and Blooms" will probably be released this year, there is no release date yet. Check out her official website (but it's under construction at the moment).
[Thanks to Ferdinand, Peter, Jeremiah and Dorimar for these info]

3. MARCH 2007 - MARTINA AT CAPRICES FESTIVAL
Martina will play the Caprices Festival in Switzerland on March 9th. She also invited Skye (from Morcheeba) to join her on stage. Read more at the official Caprices website
Martina also wanted to play the South by Southwest Music Conference in Texas, but canceled it to work on her album. According to her management she will complete the album in March in LA with Dangermouse.
[Thanks to Ferdinand and Jeremiah for this info!]

14. OCTOBER 2006 - MARTINA AND SON OF DAVE
Another chance to see Martina live: she will be special guest for Son of Dave at his London show on October 28 (Union Chapel). You can buy tickets through the official Son of Dave web site.

3. SEPTEMBER 2006 - MARTINA PLAYS OXJAM AND HAS A NEW FORUM
Martina will play live at the Oxjam in Bristol on October 23! Check out details here.
As Martina's forum on the official site is crowded by spammers a new temporary forum is set up here. Probably the old forum will be back in use when a new album is released and the official web site is redone and updated.

3. JULY 2006 - NEWS UPDATE
As I haven't updated this site for quite a while, here are some misc. news from the past weeks and months (oops, even years):
+ a song by Martina was released on the Starbucks compilation "Sweetheart" in January 2005: 'I only have eyes for you', a cover song, originally by The Flamingos. (Check out the discography for details)
+ a collaboration with the Italian band (or project) Jetlag was released in March 2005: the song is called "Need A Call", the album "On The Air". Go to the collaborations discography for details.
+ and a third song was released (February 2006): "Warzone" with Puracane. It can be found on their album "In Limbo" and you can listen to it here, also check out the collaborations discography.
+ also this February Son Of Dave's album "O2" was released with a collaboration with Martina: 'Devil take my soul'. The song was already on an earlier 7", including a remix (again more details in the discography).
+ Martina also joined Son of Dave at the album launch party, see photos here
+ you can read an interesting article about Martina working on her new album here.
+ check out a video interview with Martina and Roots Manuva here.
[Thanks to Ferdinand and all the people at the Martina forum, where I found most of these infos!]

2. JULY 2006 - MARTINA'S NEW ALBUM
SORRY that I haven't updated this page for a long time, but to be honest there was not much happening anyway! Martina was or is working on her next album.... And now it seems it will be released next year. As you can read on Intro (in German) it will be produced by Danger Mourse and be released in the beginning of next year.
If you want a little Martina-related eye-and-ear-candy in the meantime go here to see a live appearance with the Gorillaz feat. Roots Manuva and Martina in New York's Apollo Theater from this year (click on "All alone feat. Roots Manuva" on the right). Unfortunately you need Internet Explorer 6, Windows Mediaplayer 10 and  Macromedia Flash 7 to view the video.
Another little news tidbit: Martina wrote in her forum that she did a song for a film called "The Decameron" (probably the working title). Maybe it is the film "Angels and Virgins", which is in post-production at the moment... Browsing the IMDB I also found out that Martina's song "Music Box" was used in the spanish movie called "Aizea: City of the Wind (Ciudad del viento)" (go here to see details). I haven't seen the movie so I can't confirm this, and a soundtrack is nowhere to be found.
More new and older news soon....

15. AUGUST 2005 - MARTINA & ROOTS MANUVA
This is a bit of "old" news actually, but anyway.... Martina appeared as guest vocalist on the Gorillaz album "Demon Days". She can be heard together with Roots Manuva on the track "All alone", check out the collaborations discography for more details.

6. OCTOBER 2004 - GIGS CANCELLED
According to the official site Martina had to cancel two dates with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. But she is still doing the London show on October 20.

29. SEPTEMBER 2004 - MAGNET & DAMAGE
Check out the Magnet magazine for a Q&A with Martina in their new issue! 
Martina's collaboration with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was released two days ago! She sings on the track 'Spoiled' on their new album 'Damage' - listen to it here. Also her collaboration with Diplo is now officially released on the album 'Florida' (more details in the collaborations discography).

9. SEPTEMBER 2004 - BLUES EXPLOSION
Martina will play another concert with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in Brusseln on October 19. Check out the tourdates for more infos.
[Thanks to Guy for this info!]

23. AUGUST 2004 - TOO TOUGH TO DIE COVER
A cover version of Martina's "Too tough to die" will be released on August 24 by The Twilight Singers (Greg Dulli, Mark Lanegan and others). Their album "She loves you" is a collection of cover songs, listen to "Too tough to die" here. Greg Dulli says on the official web site that it's >> one of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums ever <<. 

21. AUGUST 2004 - JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
As you can read here Martina is featured on the new Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album "Damage". It will be released on September 27. She will also play one concert with them in Paris (October 18,  Elysee Montmartre). You can buy tickets on Fnac.
[Thanks to Guy for this info!]

11. AUGUST 2004 - (OLDER) NEWS
Here are some older news: Lamb used Martina's "Intro" as an intro on their 'Back to mine' compilation, see the tracklist with comments by Andy on Lamb's official page.
If you missed Martina's performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July, here's your chance to still see and hear it: there's a videostream for her performance here.
Check out a remix of "Stevie's" by Sam Downie here (go to 'music and film demos').
And last but not least news about a collaboration that will probably never be released: Martina did vocals for a song by Diplo, called "Into The Sun". It should be released on his next album "Florida", but now there are rumours that Martina's management won't let it be released with her vocals. There are limited promo CDs and double vinyls out with the song, check out the collaborations discography for details and sounds! The album will be released on September 13 on Big Dada Records (click here for more infos).

27. JULY 2004 - ANYTHING TODAY
'Anything' is released today in the US on Palm Pictures! It looks like it is a digipak (see Tower Records). It has less tracks than the European version 'Quixotic' and also a different trackorder (and cover). Martina herself said that the changes were done on advice of Chris Blackwell, head of Palm Pictures, who also worked closely with Tricky in the past.

25. JULY 2004 - ANYTHING, CONCERT CANCELLED
Martina's debut album 'Quixotic' will finally also be released in the US on July 27, but with a different title ("Anything") and a different cover and trackorder. Check out the discography for details.

And as you can read on the official Jamie Cullum web site the concert on August 27 with Martina is cancelled, no words of refunds yet.

22. JULY 2004  - NEWS NEWS NEWS
Martina played as support act for Jamie Cullum on July 3 and will play another concert on August 27 (Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh, Northampton), although as you can read on this web site the promoting company "has gone into liquidation" and the concert will probably be cancelled. 
Martina will also play at Regents Park, London on August 15. 
Check out an exclusive interview with Martina on her official web site in the media section.
............More news updates in the next days............. 

3. MARCH 2004 - UPDATES, CONCERT & SOUL FOOD
Check out some slight updates on the official site: wallpapers in the 'Extras' section and some live photos in the gallery! Also it was said in the official newsletter today that Martina will play a concert in the Jazz Cafe London on April 20. On April 19 'Soul Food' will be released, as a "download only single".

14. FEBRUARY 2004 - MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL & SOUL FOOD
According to the official site Martina will play the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 8. Tickets go on sale on Apil 22. 
Recently a 'Soul Food' promo 12" was released with remixes by Charles Webster. Check out the discography with details. You can also download one remix on the download page.

4. FEBRUARY 2004 - CAPRICES FESTIVAL
As you can read on the official site Martina will play at the Caprices Festival in Crans Montana, Switzerland on March 3.

29. JANUARY 2004 - MARTINA ON MESSAGE BOARD AND MIDEM
Martina visited the official message board around christmas! You can still read her answers and posts there, or a short version here. And she played a concert at the Martinez Ballroom in Cannes, on January 26, as you can read here (thanks to EX for the link!). Read a review here

10. JANUARY 2004 - NEW SONGS
Martina played an acoustic set (besides a DJ set) for Novamix (Radio Nova, Paris), where she played acoustic versions of "Too tough to die", "Lying", and "Stevie's" and two new songs: "Tenessee Stud" and "Walkin' to New Orleans". Check out details here.

12. DECEMBER 2003 - WINTER WARMER
Martina will play another concert in December: XFM's Winter Warmer in London (Astoria) on December 14, in aid of homeless charity Shelter. You can buy tickets here for 20 or win some on the XFM web site.

21. NOVEMBER 2003 - I STILL FEEL REMIXES
You can listen to remixes of 'I Still Feel' on the official web site (in the media section). These remixes were previously only available on DJ promos - which you can now buy at the official store. Check out the discography for details.
Martina just finished a little European tour and will probably visit some radio stations, and hopefully also the official message board for a chat again!

18. OCTOBER 2003 - EDITED CHAT
You can read Martina's answers from the chat here!

16. OCTOBER 2003 - CHAT WITH MARTINA
You can ask Martina questions today on the official message board! The chat will begin at 7 PM (GMT), and you need to be registered to take part!

4. OCTOBER 2003 - TOUR DATES IN NOVEMBER
Martina will play three UK dates in November, as you can read on the official site
Thursday 13th November - Bristol Fleece 
Friday 14th November - Manchester University
Saturday 15th November - Islington Carling Academy

2. OCTOBER 2003 - SOUL FOOD...
...will be the next single from 'Quixotic'. According to HMV it will be released on October 20.
[Thanks to Bertrand for this info!]

24. SEPTEMBER 2003 - BORDEAUX
You can already find one new concert announcement on Fnac: Rock School Barbey, Bordeau on November 11. You can buy tickets here. Both french dates are with The Coral and The Warlocks.

19. SEPTEMBER 2003 - NEW GIGS SOON AND TV & RADIO
The gigs announced by Wayahead were wrong infos, but new gigs will be announced soon on the official site. There you can also read about the following radio and TV appearances of Martina:
- Sunday 21st September: BBC 6Music - My Life in CD (from 9pm, repeated on Saturday 27th September from 4pm)
- Monday 22nd September: BBC2 - Nevermind The Buzzcocks

11. SEPTEMBER 2003 - NEW GIGS...
According to wayahead.com Martina plays four gigs in the UK from October 17 to 23. But the gigs are already cancelled. The official site doesn't say anything about this...

10. SEPTEMBER 2003 - MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, AND THE WINNER IS...
... not Martina unfortunately, but Dizzee Rascal. Read about the result here and post your oppinion if you want.

3. SEPTEMBER 2003 - RELEASES & RADIO
The new single 'Anything' was released this Monday! One of the b-sides - 'Skyscraper' - can also be found on the french version of 'Quixotic', released on August 25. It has three unreleased bonus tracks:
01 Skycraper
02 I Wanna Be There (live at Bush Hall)
03 Too Tough To Die (Hot to tape Mix)
You can order this CD and listen to all tracks at Fnac or order it at Amazon. Check out the discography for scans.
And you can listen to Martina's appearance at XFM online on their site. Also check out this great site for some downloads of various radio shows with her!!!

28. AUGUST 2003 - ON THE RADIO AND ON THE ROAD
Martina was guest at the Woman's Hour on Radio 4 (UK) two days ago. You can still hear the show - where she performed 'Anything' live - here. Also today she can be heard on the radio, from 4 to 7 pm (GMT) on XFM at the Zoe Ball show.
[Thanks to Gary for these infos!]
And more great news: Martina plays a show in France (Paris: La Cigale) on November 8. You can buy tickets at Fnac - maybe a full European tour will follow???
[Thanks to Guy for this info!]

11. AUGUST 2003 - MORE ABOUT ANYTHING
As you can read on the official site the new 'Anything' video is directed by Floria Sigismondi, who already worked with Martina and Tricky for the 'Makes Me Wanna Die' video. The 'Anything' DVD will also contain the 'Need One' video, which is directed by Richard Anthony, and a photo gallery. The updated tracklist for the CD and DVD is:
CD: Anything, Skyscraper, I Wanna Be There,
DVD: Anything video, Need One video, Skyscraper, photo gallery.

8. AUGUST 2003 - ANYTHING VIDEO AND SINGLE
'Anything', the new single. will be released as a normal CD (tracks:1. Anything, 2. Skyscraper, 3. Anything (Video)) and as a DVD in PAL format (1. Anything (Video), 2. Short Film, 3. Skyscraper (with photo montage)). You can already watch the video in the media section of the official site.

4. AUGUST 2003 - ANYTHING LATER
The next single 'Anything' will be released September 1 and not August 11, as announced earlier.

20. JULY 2003 - MERCURY HAVE MERCY
As you can read on the official site 'Quixotic' has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize along with Radiohead, Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal and others (see the full list here). The winner will be announced on September 9.

19. JULY 2003 - ANYTHING IS THE NEW SINGLE
According to Deo2.com Martina's next single will be 'Anything', released on August 11! Check out an interesting interview with her on the same site.

18. JULY 2003 - BUSH HALL GIG ON THE RADIO!
Martina's concert in the Bush Hall (June 26) will be broadcast on London's XFM on July 26 (8PM). You can also listen to this radio station online. As you can read in this review from The Indepedent she played two unreleased songs at that concert (Music Box, Four on the Floor).

16. JULY 2003 - QUIXOTIC AFTER DARK
Quixotic was released on Monday, check out the updated discograghy. Tricky is involved in 5 tracks, Cath Coffey does backing vocals on some tracks. I'll add the lyrics from the booklet in the next days...
According to the official site Martina's music will be played and the canvas from the photos will be shown at "After Dark", which will take place at ICA in London today and tomorrow (July 16 & 17). David Holmes will be DJ-ing, who produced two tracks on Quixitic. Go to Stella Screen's web site for details.

13. JULY 2003 - BUSH HALL & PRE-ORDER
The official newsletter from martinatopleybird.com says: "look out for a recording of the intimate Bush Hall gig, coming to Martina's site soon." They also offer a pre-order of the album on the site, which will be released tomorrow.

4. JULY 2003 - FOR YOUR EARS
'Quixotic' is album of the week in Music Week, as you can read on the official site. You can also listen to 'Quixotic' on the official site! The cover of the album looks the same as the promo CD.

3. JULY 2003 - NEW DESIGN AND TOURDATES
Check out the official website, which has a new design and a gallery now! Martina will play more concert in the UK at the end of July, see tourdates.

25. JUNE 2003 - LONDON REVIEW
Read a review of the concert in Bush Hall here.

18. JUNE 2003 - RADIO SHOW
The Tom Robinson show is still available on the 6 Music site (or check out details here)! Martina performed 'Too tough to die' and 'Need One' live in the studio. Also a yet unreleased remix of 'I Still Feel' (Thomas Erikson) was played, which will be released as a b-side later, maybe.

17. JUNE 2003 - TRACKLIST, REVIEW AND RADIO
Bertrand sent me the tracklist of a 'Quixotic' promo, which is probably also the tracklist for the official release:
01. Intro
02. Need One 
03. Anything
04. Soul Food
05. Lullaby
06. Too Tough to Die
07. Sandpaper Kisses
08. Ragga
09. Lying
10. I Still Feel
11. Llya
12. I Wanna Be There
13. Day's Of A Gun
Also check out the discography for scans and a short review of each track on the message board.

16. JUNE 2003 - RELEASE DATE, RADIO
According to the Martina's official website 'Quixotic' will be released on July 14. Also Martina will be a guest of the Tom Robinson show on BBC's 6 Music tomorrow (June 17) at 8 PM. You can listen to it live on their web site.

9. JUNE 2003 - RELEASE DATE FOR QUIXOTIC
The Scotsman mentions the release date for Martina's album 'Quixotic' as July 15 (and not August as before)!

30. MAY 2003 - NEED ONE ON JUNE TWO
The official site says now that 'Need One' will be released June 2. You can order it also online in their shop (if you live in the UK) or at Amazon.

28. MAY 2003 - CONCERTS, JOOLS HOLLAND, SINGLE DELAYED
It seems that the 'Need One' single is delayed. The Observer mentions a release date of June 2, Independiente say June 9.
According to the official site Martina will play two UK concerts and the Later with Jools Holland show:
6. June: Later with Jools Holland (BBC2)
23. June: London, Bush Hall
25. August: Bristol, Queens Square (with Massive Attack)

27. MAY 2003 - ANOTHER CONCERT
Martina will play another concert in London on June 23.
[Thanks to Matthew Norgate for this info!]

26. MAY 2003 - NEED ONE
Martina's first solo single 'Need One' is released today, so check it out if you can!

15. MAY 2003 - LIVE VIDEO
Check out the official web site with a live video of 'Need One', recorded at the London show!

7. MAY 2003 - MAGAZINES
Martina can be found in two magazines: i-D (as you can read on the official web site) and Face magazine (Floria Siggismondi talking about wanting to work with Martina). Also check out some reviews from her concert in London.

24. APRIL 2003 - FREE TICKETS AND TRACKLIST
Check out the competition to win free tickets for Martina's show in London! As you can read on the Independiente web site the tracklist of 'Need One' will be:
1. Need One
2. Hours Away
3. Need One (Fabien's Mix)

23. APRIL 2003 - LIVE IN LONDON
According to the official site Martina will play a one-off live show in London on April 30 (Wild). 

22. APRIL 2003 - MARTINA ONLINE
Finally there is an official web site for Martina, check it out to listen to the single, sign for a newsletter and discuss on the message board!
And the the Japanese web site doesn't list the release date for "Need "one" as Apil7 anymore, but May 26.

2. APRIL 2003 - LISTEN TO 'NEED ONE'
The Independiente web site has now a full biography of Martina and you can listen to the single 'Need One', so check it out! The song features Josh Homme (guitar) and Mark Lanegan (vocals) of Queens Of The Stone Age.

27. MARCH 2003 - QUIXOTIC
According to Independiente the title of Martina's album will be "Quixotic". She is also planning a tour soon and is working with musical director Rob Ellis, who already worked with PJ Harvey, Laika and others.

23. MARCH 2003 - "NEED ONE" RELEASED MAY 26
Someone from Independiente told me now that the single "Need One" will be released on May 26, the album will follow in August. "Need One" is already played on several London radiostations, you can vote for it at XFM for example.

19. MARCH 2003 - INDEPENDIENTE AND COLLABORATORS
Finally Martina is listed on Independiente's web site (when you go to 'artists'), but all the sections are empty (Be sure to have Flash Player 5 and a fast internet connection if you want to go there)! At 'home' they just say that the album will be released.
Martina's father wrote me that the first single is already playing at a London radiostation and it will be released May 15.
Doing some research I found these people involved in the recording: Andy Strange (sound engineering), David Arnold (producing), , Marsha Sinason (lyrical consultant?) and Steve Sidelynk (programming). And also David Holmes (producing), Tricky (producing), Andrew Innes (guitar), Alex McGowan and Tchad Blake (mixing), Jake Davies (mixing), Marius DeVries (producing), Mark 'Spike' Stent (mixing) as reported earlier.

5. MARCH 2003 - ONE MONTH TO GO!
Good news for all Martina fans: it looks like a first single from the album will be released on April 7 (as you can read on this Japanese site)! The song is called "Need One". But on Independiente's home page there's not a word about her or the sinlge or album...
[Thanks to Thorben for this info!]

26. JANUARY 2003  - FINALLY THIS YEAR???
According to this web site from Paul Brown Management a guy named Tchad Blake mixed Martina's album. It alsay mentions that the album will be released this year!
[Thanks to Patrick for this info!]

20. SEPTEMBER 2002 - MORE ABOUT THE FILM
Martina herself confirmed that the song "Musix Box" was used in the film "Aizea, City of Winds"! The soundtrack was done by Wolfram De Marco at Paramount studios in LA. But she doesn't know yet if the song will be on the album or not...

16. SEPTEMBER 2002 - MARTINA'S MUSIC IN FILM!
A song by Martina - with the name "Music Box" - is used in the film "Aizea, City of Winds" by the Spanish director Ione Hernandez. I couldn't find any soundtrack for this film, but the song is mentioned in the end credits.
[Thanks to Frankfor this info!]

18. MAY 2002 - NEWS FROM MARTINA'S FATHER!
Here are some news about Martina's album that her father sent me: 
It will come out this year. It is almost ready now. She did indeed get David Holmes, Tricky and Marius De Vries to do some production, and some mixing has been done by Mark Stent, with a lot being done by Jake Davis who did the work on Ocean's Eleven. Martina was supposed to work on Ocean's Eleven herself, but it never happened.
Most of the work -  writing and production - has been done by a team Martina herself got together through a slightly unusual family connection: one of my sons by a previous marriage is a songwriter.
So why has it taken so long? Because she is a perfectionist. I have actually been listening to most of the almost-finished tracks for the last few days. I think it will be of the same calibre as Maxinquaye -  but then I'm biased. I also think people will be surprised by the wide range of the songs. One distributor recently heard them and said he thought there were "five classics".
[Big big thanks to Drayton Bird for these infos!]

4. MAY 2002 - ALBUM THIS YEAR!?!?
Raymond called Martina's label Independiente Records and told me that Martina's album will finally be released this year: "I just called independiente records and they said that there is no release-date yet, but the album will be out this year..."
[Thanks to Raymond for this info!]

9. JULY 2001 - MARIUS DE VRIES
According to this site producer Marius De Vries (who worked with Bjork and lots of other artists) wrote and/or produced some tracks for Martina's album.

23. JUNE 2001 - TRICKY TRACKS
Tricky said in an interview with Mixer that he produced four tracks for Martina's solo album: >> Me and Martina are cool. I just did four tracks on her album; I didn't even want to do that, but I have to because she's the mother of my kid, and I love her. It's family.<< The interview didn't mention a release date or any other details, though.

28. APRIL 2001 - DAVID HOLMES AGAIN
Finally it's official: David Holmes will produce three tracks on Martina's album, according to an official press release (read more here). Meanwhile also the '15 Minutes' soundtrack has been released, which features the Martina-David collaboration 'Out Run'.

6. MARCH 2001 - "NEED ONE"
According to Worldpop Martina's album will be released this summer. She has completed one song - called "Need one" - with David Holmes and Andrew Innes, guitarist of Primal Scream.

24. FEBRUARY 2001 - ALBUM NEWS
According to Tricky's management he will produce a few songs on Martina's solo album. She has signed a contract with Independiente Records, but no release date or other details are known yet.

18. FEBRUARY 2001 - '15 MINUTES' IN MARCH
According to Amazon.com the release of the '15 Minutes' Soundtrack is delayed until March 6. It will feature the David Holmes' track 'Out Run' with Martina singing. Meanwhile there are no news about Martina's solo album, which will be released on Indepediente Records.

9. DECEMBER 2000 - '15 MINUTES' OST
One of the songs Martina did with David Holmes ('Outrun') will appear on a soundtrack to a film called "15 Minutes", starring Robert De Niro. The album will appear in January. (Thanks to Jonathan for this info!)

23. SEPTEMBER 2000 - DAVID HOLMES US RELEASE
David Holmes' album 'Bow down to the exit sign' that features Martina on three tracks will finally be released in the US on October 24. 

12. JUNE 2000 - DAVID HOLMES' ALBUM OUT
David Holmes' new album 'Bow down to the exit sign' is out today. It features two collaborations with Martina! Check out the discography for details.

31. MAY 2000 - MARTINA'S ALBUM
According to NME.com David Holmes will produce three tracks on Martina's solo album. She is >> putting the finishing touches to a label deal before recording her debut solo album over the summer. << She will also contribute two vocal tracks on David Holmes' new album 'Bow Down To Exit' (released June 12th) and be part of his tour at the end of the year.

2. MAY 2000 - MARTINA AND DAVID HOLMES
David Holmes' next album, "Bow Down To The Exit Sign", will have a collaboration with Martina. It will be released May 29, according to NME.com.

9. NOVEMBER 1999 - MARTINA AND PRIMUS
The new Primus disc "Antipop" (released October 19) features Martina on backing vocals on two tracks: 'Dirty drowning man' and 'Coattails of a dead man'. Check out the discography for more details.

7. SEPTEMBER 1999 - MARTINA'S ALBUM
An interview with Tricky in the Italian music magazine 'Il Mucchio Selvaggio' confirmed that Martina's solo album will soon be released, finally! Read a short translation here.
 

   
 

 
 


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