Here’s an artist who has not allowed herself to be pigeonholed. She has worked on a range of genres and with various production approaches. She could have gone electronic, she could have gone indie but instead, she has gathered up a whole new range of genres to call her own. On this album, local singer Liz Martin shows her maturity not by saying I’ve found my niche, but by saying ‘I can do it all’. You’ll hear glam rock, Hebrew melodies, New Orleans big band tunes, Parisian sultriness, and sci-fi romanticism. Phew, wouldn’t that be exhausting as a listen? In a word, no. More like evocative, alluring and strangely comforting. And played by wonderful musicians!
- Tim Ritchie, ABC Radio National
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One of the finest bands featuring Liz Martin (Vox, guitar, keys), Dirk Kruithof (guitar), Jacqueline Amidy (bass and vox), and Cat Leahy (drums) heading out on our biggest tour yet. PUT THE WORD OUT! Let your friends and friends of friends know. Hope to see you there. Don't miss it. This will be one of the best
Special Guest will be Jacqueline Amidy
Thursday 10 May Gold Coast Arts Centre, GOLD COAST
Friday 11 May The Waiting Room, BRISBANE
Friday 18 May The Lass O’Gowrie, NEWCASTLE
Saturday 19 May Notes Live, SYDNEY
Friday 25 May Cuda Bar, LORNE
Sunday 27 May The Grace Darling, MELBOURNE
Thursday 31 May Yours and Owls, WOLLONGONG
Friday 1 June Front Gallery, CANBERRA
Friday 8 June Metro, ADELAIDE
Saturday 16 June The Waratah Bandroom, HOBART
Liz Martin has the kind of voice that makes you want to lean in close – a deep, lush, beautiful sound. It’s a voice and talent that’s earned her a gold record with Paul Mac, tour spots with Sigur Ros, Silverchair and The Black Keys and the long-standing respect and admiration of Sydney’s underground electronic scene.
Liz is now set to tour the country after the release of her critically acclaimed third album Dance A Little, Live a Little. An album that fits in a sweet spot between pop, folk and jazz with a poetic groove and a remarkable collection of songs that reference Glam rock, New Orleans big bands, Parisian Noir thrillers and sci-fi romanticism. Ranging from sophisticated pop to playful instrumentals and tender ballads Dance a Little, Live a Little has the special lustre that comes from real performances rather than the cutting and pasting of formula pop.
A brilliant and tender album full of honesty, lightness and humour, delivered by one of Sydney's finest independent talents and most beautiful voices, Liz Martin proves that a little bit of dancing can come from a whole lot of living. Make sure you catch her at one of the venues through May and June.