After the sudden split Brooklyn band Pela, who were rising stars (yes, I dared to say it and it is not an exaggeration, even Rolling Stones praised the quartet as “Artist to Watch”), I was glad to hear that Nate Martinez has not yet bid the music scene adieu. As the former lead guitarist of the defunct band, Martinez now takes center stage and has put together an album that takes a different sonic direction than Pela’s pop-rock.
A promising debut, I hope to hear more from Mrtinez. Check out his new solo project under the moniker Thieving Irons and support an independent artist (Martinez even released the album on his own label). And, as always, take a gander at my review with Blurt Magazine here.