Martin Newell is the man behind The Cleaners from Venus, a musical project which has gained cult status since it first began in 1980. The first nine albums were self-released on cassette and available only through the band or small European labels. Fans have been consistently rewarded since then with new material almost every year.
With recent fame, thanks to radio play, interviews, compilations and the reissue of the first three albums by Captured Tracks; The Cleaners are being rightfully acknowledged as the source of inspiration for many modern bands.
Martin was kind enough to talk to us over Skype one afternoon. We talked about his influences, interests and mainly, his craft... Since one has to wonder: what is the secret to writing hit after hit.
Thus, this show is a mixtape with our personal favorites from The Cleaners' back catalog specifically, spliced with Martin speaking about various things.
Hopefully, this can be an ideal introduction for those new to The Cleaners; as well as an enjoyable listen for existing fans.
Thanks!14:00 - 16:00