Martin Aloysius Brignall

Martin Aloysius Brignall


I am a primitive musician playing psychedelic inspired music.


Martin Aloysius Brignall has an interest in early musical forms particularly American and English Folk, Primitive and Early Classical.

Drawing on these influences he crafts songs that relate his personal experiences and observations. John Fahey has played part in shaping his approach, but many others are touched on, like Eddie Lang, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf and Jim O'Rourke. He finds inspiration from all kinds of places, London's strange and rich history, American writers like John Fante and Harry Crews and growing up in a small village in Gloucestershire. His songs try to capture the beauty and cruelty of life, the contrast and the glue that binds them.

In 2012 Martin established Lantern of Voyage Recordings with his sibling and fellow musician Heg Doughty. Their aim; to capture character and energy in their recordings which is so easily lost in over produced music.

Martin is based in Bristol, UK and is currently working on a new 5 track EP which is due for release later in the year.

"There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.” - Harry Crews


Songs For Broken Throats
1. Feast of Snakes
2. Folding
3. Song for Broken Throats
4. I Was Told Once Before
5. Smoke
6. Fear in the Heart of a Man
(Received regular airplay from BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Bristol)

Coming soon:
New 4 track EP.