The Last Martyr

20th August 2021

Melbourne-based heavy outfit The Last Martyr returned with a vengeance in April 2021 with a new single, ‘Hindsight,’ a fierce tune with bounce that led the band to a multitude of milestones including Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist and a spot on the upcoming Halloween Hysteria Festival.

The band have now revealed the new single, ‘Afterglow;’ a hard-hitting and nostalgic bop about young love and reflection through rose coloured glasses. The track itself features a huge chorus with a twist in the middle via a trap second verse.

Vocalist, Monica Strut, shares the story behind the tune:

“Afterglow was written as an apology to a past lover whose heart I selfishly trod on. It was kind of this push/pull, will they/won’t they situation where it was hard to tell if love was actually apparent or if the idea of love was the appeal. In the end, fear and doubt got in the way before anything could eventuate.

Thinking about the time in my life this person was around, I was immediately transported to a chapter where I was young, partying a lot and living a fairly rock n’ roll lifestyle. The song is a culmination of that time where a lot of bad decisions were made yet everything seemed like an adventure.”

Produced by Chris Lalic (Windwaker, Rumours, To Octavia), the song marks the second installment of the band’s forthcoming EP and will be followed by a video clip in weeks to come.

The Last Martyr are hitting the road in September for a weekend of shows with Heartline. They’ll be supporting the Adelaide band on 3 September at Enigma Bar before headlining The Workers Club on 4 September. Tickets are now available for both shows via Destroy All Lines here:

They will also be playing Halloween Hysteria Festival on 23 October alongside Spiderbait, Clowns, King Parrot, Gravemind and more. Tickets are available here:

‘Afterglow,’ will be available worldwide on streaming services on 20th August.

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The Last Martyr – Afterglow 20th August 2021

The Last Martyr – Hindsight


The Last Martyr – Like a Ghost

The Last Martyr – Fear

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