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MARTA REN: 22:22

MARTA REN:  22:22It’s rock n soul time from Portuguese soul sister Marta Ren as she returns to take herself outside and have a word with herself on 22:22. What? Yep, Ren says 22 is “a number that pursues me and this song is about me having a conversation with myself when I was 22, a milestone year for me. At the same time I am also speaking to any girl who relates.” Cue three-plus minutes of horns

MARTA REN: Worth It (Vinyl 7″)

MARTA REN: Worth It (Vinyl 7“Was it worth it? Am I worth it? The pain ain’t worth it? I don’t know,” sings Marta Ren on the hook of new 45 Worth It – like she doesn’t already know the answer. Of course it was worth it! We commence with the rumbling bass, funky drums of a heavy mid-tempo soul groove, in comes some tremelo guitar and then the Porto soul queen is off, “Something told me this was a trap.” No –

MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: Stop, Look, Listen (2016)

Stop Look Listen Martan Ren GroovelvetsRating: ★★★★★ Well it’s about bloody time isn’t it? When was this originally promised again? End of 2014 or something? Is its title a description of what the band have been up to for the last two odd years perhaps? Who knows? But it’s impossible to stay mad at Marta Ren & The Groovevelvets for long since they’re about to deliver the blistering Stop, Look, Listen – one of

CHART – June 2013

(NEW) 1. Marta Ren & The Groovelvets – 2 Kinds Of Man

Funk soul bomb! Girl has got a voice

MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: 2 Kinds Of Men/ Summer’s Gone (2013) + video

Rating: ★★★★★ “So Marta – what type of music do you and the band play?” “Oh both kinds – funk and soul.” ‘Nuff said as Record Kicks‘ latest find is Portuguese crew Marta Ren & The Groovelvets – an outfit who supplement super-tight arrangements with powerful soul vocals from Ren of whom it must be said: ‘girl got a voice!’ I hadn’t heard anything on the contemporary soul scene to