Today marks the 15th birthday of Andrew’s album The Fury And The Fire – his fourth album, and first under his own name.
The album finally arrived in digital stores and streaming platforms in 2009.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I’ve been busy decorating my house, enjoying a break, buying loads of amazing 80s vinyl, and sporadically feeling inspired to write some new tracks on and off over the summer. It’s never good to force these things, but I hope to be able to bring some of these to you soon.
I hope to have I Don’t Need A Lover and These Days finished for you real soon, as I would personally like to get those out into the wild, as they mean more to me than ever now, and it would feel good to be able to move on from them.
Other tracks I’ve been writing/working up, include (current) titles of On & On, If I Had Your Number, Staring At The Sun, and The Lights Are Going Out.
Andrew releases the single ‘Father Christmas Is On His Way’ to all major stores and streaming services on 7th December 2018, and a strictly limited edition 7″ picture disc.
The track was recorded for last Christmas but streamed only to a small audience, and without download. This year, the track has been released across all worldwide streaming and download stores for you to add a little bit of magic to your Christmas.
The song recaptures the childhood magic of Christmas Eve, and listening out for Father Christmas to arrive with presents.
This is the first time that Andrew has appeared on vinyl.
Andrew has returned to the studio this week to record new tracks for The Vorticist, which include the previously mentioned track I Don’t Need A Lover, all of which will join previous single I Am The Lion on the long-awaited follow-up to last year’s Mixes album.
Back to recording in studio today, working hard on I Don’t Need A Lover. Hopefully bring to you as a single real soon 😘
— Andrew Martin (@AndrewMartinUK) February 25, 2017
This announcement follows on from his previous Instagram teaser 3 weeks ago.
Previous singles A Moment With You and Irresistible are unlikely to make a re-appearance on the tracklist.
Andrew has recorded a version of the David Essex hit, A Winter’s Tale, giving the track a much darker tone to it’s somewhat sinister original lyrics that David had cheerfully recorded in 1983.