Martha And The Muffins

Martha And The Muffins

Martha and the Muffins emerged from the early punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977 which was centered around various clubs along Toronto's Queen Street West and the Ontario College of Art, where several members of the band were students.

The band was signed by Virgin Records UK and recorded their first album, Metro Music at The Manor near Oxford, England in 1979. After "Echo Beach" became a top ten single around the world in 1980 MatM toured extensively in Britain, Europe and North America. Since then, the band has released seven studio albums internationally, three of which were co-produced with Daniel Lanois. In 1983, lead vocalist Martha Johnson and guitarist Mark Gane pared the band down to a duo and briefly changed the name to M+M. Combining sonic textures and art funk in their dance single "Black Stations/White Stations", the song reached 2 in Billboard's Dance Chart in 1984.

Martha and Mark spent much of the '90's scoring music for various television and film projects. The birth of their daughter in 1992, inspired Martha to write and record an album of original children's music, Songs From The Tree House which won the 1996 Juno Award for Best Children's Album.

(Edited from official Myspace)

Martha And The Muffins Discography


202 178 Martha And The Muffins Metro Music (Album) Dindisc 202 178 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
DID 5, DEP 1 Martha And The Muffins Trance And Dance (EP, Album) Dindisc, Dindisc DID 5, DEP 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
204 181-320 Martha And The Muffins This Is The Ice Age (Album) Dindisc 204 181-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
PL 14664, WAVE 1 Martha And The MuffinsM+M* Martha And The MuffinsM+M* - Danseparc (Album) RCA, RCA Victor PL 14664, WAVE 1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
PL70246, PL 70246 M+M*, Martha And The Muffins M+M*, Martha And The Muffins - Mystery Walk (Album) RCA, RCA PL70246, PL 70246 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
SPV 084-45382, none Martha And The Muffins Modern Lullaby (Album) Rebel Rec., Intrepid Records SPV 084-45382, none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ARK 4 Martha And The Muffins Delicate(CD, Album) Muffin Music (2) ARK 4 Canada 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MM 001 Martha And The Muffins Insect Love / Suburban Dream(7", Single) Muffin Music (2) MM 001 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
DIN 4 Martha And The Muffins Insect Love(7", Single) Dindisc DIN 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VS 1111 Martha And The Muffins Echo Beach (Single) Dindisc VS 1111 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 17 Martha And The Muffins Saigon (Single) Dindisc DIN 17 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VS 1115 Martha And The Muffins Paint By Number Heart (Single) Virgin, Dindisc VS 1115 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 27, DIN27 Martha And The Muffins Was Ezo (Single) Dindisc, Dindisc DIN 27, DIN27 UK 1980 Sell This Version
VVD.45.039ES Martha And The Muffins Suburban Dream (Single) Dindisc VVD.45.039ES Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
DIN 19 Martha And The Muffins About Insomnia(7", Single, Gre) Dindisc DIN 19 UK 1980 Sell This Version
696030 Martha And The Muffins Indecision / Cheesies And Gum / Primal Weekend / Paint By Number Heart(7", EP) Dindisc 696030 France 1980 Sell This Version
104.209 Martha & The Muffins* One Day In Paris (Single) Dindisc 104.209 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
DIN 34 Martha And The Muffins Women Around The World At Work (Single) Dindisc DIN 34 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VS 1136 Martha And The Muffins Swimming / Little Sounds(7") Dindisc VS 1136 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
PB 3473 Martha And The Muffins Danseparc (Everyday It's Tomorrow) (Single) RCA PB 3473 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
WAKE 2 Martha And The Muffins World Without Borders / Boys In The Bushes(7", Single) Current WAKE 2 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
PC 10008 M + M / Martha And The Muffins M + M / Martha And The Muffins - Black Stations / White Stations RCA PC 10008 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
WAKE-18 Martha And The Muffins Only You / Watching The Boys Fall Down(7", Single) Current WAKE-18 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
WAKE-16DJ Martha And The Muffins Someone Else's Shoes(7", Single, Promo) Current WAKE-16DJ Canada 1986 Sell This Version
OG 9824 Martha And The Muffins Echo Beach / Woman Around The World At Work(7", Single) Old Gold (2) OG 9824 UK 1988 Sell This Version