Exciting new Dublin-based quartet Martina and the Moons have shared their second single ‘Omnibus Boners’ a blistering retort to ridiculous notion that women can’t create worthwhile music. The track takes aim at the redundant cliche of ‘being good for a girl’ and misogynous idea that pop music isn’t worthwhile because it is mostly made and consumed by women.

“I came up with the lyrics after a gig where we were playing alongside an all-male line-up. I won’t kiss and tell, but one of the frontmen came up to me after our set and said he had ‘actually’ enjoyed our set, and that it was ‘actually’ rock.” explains singer Martina Moon.

“I laughed it off because it caught me by surprise in the moment, but I doubt he used the word ‘actually’ when he was complementing the other bands. We often get ‘actually’ thrown into the sentence and, suddenly, it becomes a backhanded compliment”.

The track’s double entendre laden title ‘Omnibus Boners’ is drawn from the 1930’s he Dr. Seuss children’s book ‘The Pocket Book of Boners – An Omnibus Of School Boy Howlers And Unconscious Humor’ and is a response to the ongoing sense of belittling the band feel in such a male-dominated scene.

“I read an article on Gay Times where Zara Larsson was talking about how Pop music isn’t taken seriously because it’s “one of the only genres where women have the stage”. It pains me to realise that this is happening at all levels of success. It is hard to imagine a future in the popular music industry, so it makes you want to get lazy and eventually stop writing. That’s what this song is about. It doesn’t matter if what I’m writing is lucid and complex, people are going to disregard it anyway so, why do it?”.

‘Omnibus Boners’ was recorded and mixed by Keelan O’Reilly (Post-Party) in Jejune Studios, and mastered by Simon Francis (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Primal Scream) and is definitely much better than

We don’t know who the ‘actually’ boys are, but they clearly need to widen their musical horizons because Martina and The Moons are just the latest example of Irish ladies delivering the goods.