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PRESS

“Her unique vocals are mesmerizing and ethereal, and she possesses a sound unlike many of the female artists currently in the charts.”

Eleanor Pettipher, Fortitude Magazine – 8/10 Live Review

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“The album is a well-crafted, gutsy, emotional, driven pop/rock record. Big beautiful hooks, lyrically magnificent and magnetic.”

It’ll Be Alright Review, Jeff Liberty, CBC

AMERICANA (UK) LIVE REVIEW

“She can break your heart in an instant and make you wig out the next, and as a passionate advocate on mental health her latest single, Lungs are Burning, a very Fleetwood Mac feeling record, can be given extra poignancy in a venue like this.”  By Rudie Hayes Read Full Review Here

20/07/2017

ROCK SHOT MAGAZINE (UK) LIVE REVIEW

Christina takes it to an entirely different level… Puppet Museum (with its Bruce Springsteen-influenced guitar riff), the minimalist Take Me Back In A Dream (uncovering the depth and beauty of her voice),  and very personal Reaching Out clearly demonstrate why she is a multi award-winning singer and songwriter.” Read Full Live Review with Photos Here.

14/07/2017

GIGsoup (UK) Interview

“Heartland rock is nothing if not enduring. Whilst the rest of the world flits between trends and musical movements like a butterfly between blooms, the musical heavyweights of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young and their compatriots keep on storming. Perhaps it’s their influence, perhaps it’s that brand of honest, fist-pumping desperation that keeps folks listening. Some of those folk even pick up guitars, and add their voices to the rousing chorus. Christina Martin is one of those.”  Read Full Interview Here.

14/07/2017

ROCK SHOT MAGAZINE (UK) LIVE PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW

“Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin has spent the past 15 years carving out a solo career that, across six albums, has seen her perfect a musical style that pairs an Americana-rock sound with lyrics that are personal, yet universal.” Read Full Interview Here

12/07/2017

THE MANCUNION (UK) INTERVIEW

“Canadian singer-songwriter Christina Martin chats to Rebekah Shaw about her upcoming UK tour, stripped-down shows, and the social responsibility of music artists.”  Rebeka Shaw Read Full Interview Here.

03/07/2017

BRITZNBEATZ (UK) SINGLE REVIEW

“Lungs Are Burning has a strong, punchy rhythm with killer guitar riffs, intertwining harmonies and smoky, theatrical vocals.”  BritznBeatz

03/07/2017

GRAFFITI. PUNCTUATED (UK) LIVE MUSIC IN LONDON INTERVIEW

“As Christina Martin takes her effortless Americana-rock songs around the UK, the Canadian singer-songwriter tells us about her new single ‘Lungs Are Burning’, falling in love with a song in her pink childhood bedroom, making music with her husband, bringing about positive change through knowledge and love, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by nerves, and learning to love London.” Read Full Interview Here

28/06/2017

FORTITUDE MAGAZINE (UK) SINGLE REVIEW

“Lungs Are Burning is an atmospheric track which combines echoing beats with beautifully resonating guitars. The track was written in response to the rising Fentanyl drug crisis which is affecting thousands in Canada which gives it even more potency.” Fortitude Magazine

28/06/2017

MEDFORD LIVE MUSIC (CA) INTERVIEW

“Going beyond music business success, she is an artist who is motivated to make a difference.” Bill Monahan Read Full Interview HERE

12/06/2017

BELWOOD MUSIC (UK) TOP TRACKS – SINGLE REVIEW

“It’s a superb track that tells an important story, and is surely a good omen of more great songs to come.”  Belwood Music

12/06/2017

GEYSER MUSIC (CA) Single Review

“The song also has a ghostly similarity to Midnight Oil’s, “Beds Are Burning,” both shedding light on very important matters going on in our world.”  Geyser Music

26/05/2017

LAUREL CANYON MUSIC (UK) SONG OF THE DAY

“The vibe and Christina’s vocal on this track really reminds us of Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac and The Pierces. ”  Laurel Canyon Music

17/05/2017

8/10 Fortitude Mag (UK) Live Review

“Her unique vocals are mesmerizing and ethereal, and she possesses a sound unlike many of the female artists currently in the charts.” Eleanor Pettipher, Fortitude Magazine

10/03/2017

7 Ahead (UK) Live Review

“With Martin’s sometime oh so fragile voice, her acoustic guitar and Dale’s sublime presence on electric guitar the sound is rich, mellow, emotional and has us drifting off to a very content place!” READ MORE

10/03/2017

Woody’s Melodic Rock (UK) Live Review

“Christina writes songs intended to connect with people emotionally and she does it amazingly well.” Paul Woodward, Woody’s Melodic Rock

10/03/2017

Lippy Mag (UK) Live Review

“Martin’s natural charisma, which is found in the best performers, and her connection with the audience leave a lasting impression.” Karishma Karia, Lippy Mag

10/03/2017

Grapevine LIVE (UK)

“It was while I was involved with the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket that I first became aware of this tiny Canadian songstress with the powerful voice. If you take the time to listen, her lyrics too, are powerful.” READ HERE

10/03/2017

9/10 Powerplay Magazine, Issue 179 (UK) “A diminutive powerhouse“

“It’ll Be Alright will find a home with fans of Fleetwood Mac, Melissa Etheridge and The Hold Steady…With tales of love lost, anxiety and small town desperation running throughout, this is storytelling at its finest. “  Rob Evans, Powerplay Magazine UK

10/03/2017

8/10 Fortitude Magazine (UK) Single Review – Take Me Back In A Dream

“When all these elements are combined we’re left with a track that’s unique in its composition, and has an otherworldly air about it.” Eleanor Pettipher, Fortitude Magazine

10/03/2017

Live Factory (UK) Single Review – Take Me Back In A Dream

“Take Me Back In A Dream is simultaneously gripping and chilled and maintains a dreamlike air throughout.” Eleanor Pettipher, Live Factory UK

10/03/2017

The Hippo Collective Magazine Interview (UK)

Martin was able to speak with Giacomo Grechi about her influences, her relationship with social media, and her views of the music industry.  READ HERE

10/03/2017

Listen With Monger (UK) Single and Video Review – Take Me Back In A Dream

“Martin has a quietly assured elegance about her voice that I haven’t witnessed since a young Annie Lennox took the pop world by storm.” Roland Monger, Listen With Monger Blog

10/03/2017

MusicNews.Com (UK) Single Review and Interview – Take Me Back In A Dream

“It was a powerful statement of intent from the now Nova Scotia based artist, with dreamy vocals enveloped by spiraling guitars and pounding rock rhythms.” David Spencer, MusicNews.com

10/03/2017

The Autumn Roses Video Review “Take Me Back in a Dream is the absolutely-stunning new single from Nova Scotia”

“the video is spellbinding, while the song, confessional, understanding and anthemic, is emotionally magnetic and as strong as the moon… assured and intelligent, gem-like and hopeful.”  The Autumn Roses

10/03/2017

CLASH (UK) Video Premiere “A singer with a prominent profile in Canada, she now has her sights set on Europe.”

“a brooding piece of pop music with a glacial edge.”  Robin Murray, CLASHMusic.com

10/03/2017

9/10 Americana-UK Album Review “Fans of Petty and Springsteen, this is for you”

“Dispose of the anodyne, this Viagra for the rock n’roll heart, an awaking. ” Rudie Humphrey, Americana-UK

10/03/2017

Music and Manxies (UK) Album Review “The album is truly great”

“funky, up beat with vintage rock, country and pop elements.” Becky, Music and Manxies

10/03/2017

w21Music (UK) Live Review – The Stables, Milton Keynes

“It was certainly an impressive performance and I left happily clutching her back catalogue in my hand.” Chris Farlie, w21Music

10/03/2017

Grapevine (UK) Live Review – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

“Anyone who has yet to experience her music is missing out.” Sarah Waspe, Grapevine Live

10/03/2017

GoodBAMMsho (USA)

“The title track, “It’ll Be Alright” demands the attention of any listener. With a catchy guitar riff and that great subtle grit in her voice, it’s a tune to sure to get your foot tapping.” Lauren Bernal, GoodBAMMsho

10/03/2017

Album Review (UK) Glasswerk “From the start Martin is on fire”

“The title track and lead single It’ll Be Alright opens the album at a fast pace, the guitar melody setting the scene for the vocals. From the start Martin is on fire, hitting every note and adding emotions aplenty to a fine love song.” – Gordon Johnston, Glasswerk

10/03/2017

Album Review (UK) Rock Bandom “A must have for any record collection.”

“Vocally Supreme, Lyrically Superb and the music is second to none.” Scotty-D, Rock Bandom

10/03/2017

Album Review (UK) Mentioned Reviews “a real triumph”

“This album is a real triumph, and Christina’s thoroughly adapted to the new style she’s taken on board, creating ten track that’ll appeal to indie rock and country fans alike. ”  – Elizabeth Mayfield, Mentioned Reviews

10/03/2017

Album Review (CA) New Canadian Music “Christina Martin delivers another winner”

“Rootsy East Coast songstress Christina Martin delivers another winner with her fifth album, It’ll Be Alright.” Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music

10/03/2017

Jeff Liberty (CA) CBC “absolutely superb”

“The album is a well-crafted, gutsy, emotional, driven pop/rock record. Big beautiful hooks, lyrically magnificent and magnetic.” – Jeff Liberty, CBC

10/03/2017

Exclaim (CA) Show Review – February 21 Spatz Theatre, Halifax NS

“Martin’s songs trade in a certain familiarity, enhanced by her smoky voice that seems to pull its phrases from the musical ether; you swear you’ve heard her songs before, even if they’re brand new.”  Ryan McNutt, Exclaim.ca

10/03/2017

Album Review (CA) The Halifax Musicphile “her music consumes you”

“Christina Martin sings with an emotion matched by few others.” The Halifax Musicphile

10/03/2017

Chronicle Herald Interview (CA) “Nova Scotia singer Christina Martin takes touring to new level”

“You know you’re doing something right as a musician when you play another country, and people turn up at your show with your face on their chests.”  – Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald

10/03/2017

East Coast Music (CA) with Bob Mersereau

“Always known as one of the area’s best lyricists, with an ability to get right inside the heart of her characters and listeners, Martin has translated that emotion in a bigger rock sound.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

10/03/2017

Tom Power (CA) CBC “next level of great Canadian legendary singer-songwriters”

“Worldly perspective has informed her new album, and it might be just the thing she needs to take her to the next level of great Canadian legendary singer-songwriters.”- Tom Power, CBC Music

10/03/2017

It’ll Be Alright, accolades from artist Rich Aucoin

“Feels like I’m listening to Stevie Nicks filtered through the modern production and energy of an indie guitar toting powerhouse band like Phoenix or Spoon.” – Rich Aucoin

10/03/2017

Sleeping with a Stranger, CBC Review

“For all of us trying to find the life we’re meant to live, here’s a soundtrack.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

10/03/2017

Bob Mersereau (CA) CBC “major artist breakthrough”

“Fifth album by the Halifax-based singer-songwriter marks a major artistic breakthrough. Martin mixes her intense and intimate character writing with her toughest and strongest music to date. Always handy with pop melodies and arrangements, now she has more edge, and lots of blistering guitar moments to go with it.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

13/01/2015

New Canadian Music, Sleeping with a Stranger “vivid and full of sincerity”

“Singer, songwriter, storyteller – Christina Martin’s music is vivid and full of sincerity. With five albums released through her Come Undone Records label, her latest is worth the wait (or discovery) as it’s brimming with 12 pop-infused tracks. Songs like “Falling From You” and “Sally” are the key ones to check out initially.” – Kathryn Kyte, New Canadian Music

26/01/2012