The Need for Healing: an interview with Martyn Bates

Loydell, Rupert (2015) The Need for Healing: an interview with Martyn Bates. Punk & Post-Punk, 3 (3). pp. 257-264. ISSN 2044-1983 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

Martyn Bates is currently ‘semi-retired’ from performing, although he continues to
be active as both a songwriter and solo artist, plus working as of the influential postpunk
duo Eyeless in Gaza (with Peter Becker). Author of three books of lyrics (A Map
Of The Stars In Summer (2008), Plague of Years (1997), Imagination Feels like
Poison (1996)), Bates continues to create new work – with a slew of both new and
archive material currently being readied for release on his own ‘fiercely independent –
to the point of invisibility’ imprint Ambivalent Scale Recordings. Bates also works in
conjunction with the former architect of World Serpent Distribution, Alan Trench –
‘Twelve Thousand Days’ – with Trench producing Bates’ Spring 2014 released solo
album Arriving Fire. Among a slew of genre defying musics, Martyn Bates has also
produced three pioneering albums (Drift, Passages and Incest Songs) of ‘isolationist’
folk song stylings with Napalm Death originator Mick Harris.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 2044-1983
Subjects: Music > Popular Music
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 15:30
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/1625

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