Martha Marlow

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Martha Marlow
Martha Marlow

  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active2014–present
RelativesJonathan Zwartz, Alex Lindsay

Martha Marlow, is an Australian singer, songwriter, artist and musician. Marlow's debut studio album, Medicine Man was released in May 2021 and received a nomination for ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album at the 2021 ARIA Music Awards.

Early life[edit]

Martha Marlow grew up in Sydney's Eastern suburbs, surrounded by a family of musicians.[1]

Marlow studied at the National Art School of Sydney. She grew up in the same house that the Bee Gees lived in before they moved to London. She lives with a range of illnesses including fibromyalgia, lupus and Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome.[2]


In 2015, Marlow covered Randy Newman's "Feels Like Home" for a Qantas commercial.[3]

2021: Medicine Man[edit]

On 19 March 2021, Marlow released her debut single "Don't Want to Grow Up".[4]

In May 2021 Marlow released her debut album Medicine Man. The 13-track original composition album was recorded with a 17 piece string ensemble, led by Veronique Serret and conducted by Daniel Denholm and produced by Jonathan Zwartz and Martha Marlow. The album received nominations for the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album and an Australian Women in Music Awards.

2022: Touring and Queen of the Night[edit]

Throughout 2022, Marlow toured 'Medicine Man' and was nominated for further awards. She also exhibited her watercolour painting in an exhibition at Sydney's King Street Gallery.[5] Marlow also began work on her second album, 'Queen of the Night', with pianist Chris Abrahams, which is due for release in late 2023.[6][7]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
Medicine Man
  • Released: 21 May 2021[8]
  • Label: Martha Marlow (MM001CD)
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP


  1. ^ Medicine Man did not enter the ARIA top 50, but peaked at number 6 on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association chart.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2022 Martha Marlow Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year Nominated [10][11]
Medicine Man Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EP Nominated

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 Medicine Man ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album Nominated [12]

Australian Music Prize[edit]

The Australian Music Prize (the AMP) is an annual award of $30,000 given to an Australian band or solo artist in recognition of the merit of an album released during the year of award. It commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2021[13] Medicine Man Australian Music Prize Nominated

Australian Women in Music Awards[edit]

The Australian Women in Music Awards (commonly known informally as AWMA) is an annual awards ceremony and conference celebrating the contributions of women in all areas of the Australian music industry. The commenced in 2018.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 Herself Emerging Artist Award Won [14][15]


  1. ^ "INDIE / POP Martha Marlow SYDNEY, NSW". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Singer-songwriter Martha Marlow". The Saturday Paper. 18 February 2023. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Feels Like Home performed by Martha Marlow - Pop Culture Cross-References and Connections on @POPisms".
  4. ^ "Premiere: Meet Martha Marlow, who makes orchestral pop with Don't Want To Grow Up". pilerats. March 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Martha Marlow". May 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Singer-songwriter Martha Marlow". The Saturday Paper. 18 February 2023. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Martha Marlow live at the Melbourne Recital Centre". The Music. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  8. ^ "MARTHA MARLOW Medicine Man". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Independent Label Albums – 31 May 2021". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Nominees Announced For AIR Independent Music Awards 2022". musicfeeds. 1 June 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  11. ^ Tyler Jenke (5 August 2022). "Genesis Owusu Wins Big At The 2022 AIR Awards". MusicFeeds. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  12. ^ "2021 ARIA Awards Nominations Event In Partnership With YouTube Music Next Week". ARIA. 12 October 2021. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  13. ^ "Australian Music Prize reveals 'strong & diverse' shortlist". The Music Network. 1 February 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Australian Women in Music Awards reveals finalists as it pushes event back to 2022". The Music Network. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  15. ^ "2022 Australian Women In Music Awards Winners". Scenestr. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.