Dom Martin releases “Belfast Blues”

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single and music video ahead of new album “Buried In The Hail”






“Dom Martin has the sound and the skills and the look 

to become a real major artist. ‘Buried In The Hail’ could be 

the album to catapult him to headliner status.” 

Music News, Rating: 5/5

“Absolutely marvellous.” 

Powerplay, Rating: 10/10

“This modern horse opera combines the chrome mentality of a renegade biker with the buckskin-tinged mindset of a lonesome six-gun hillbilly.”

Raw Ramp

“Dom Martin is the next rising star in the global roots music scene.”
Rock and Blues Muse

Multi award-winning Blues/Rock/Americana/Roots artist Dom Martin is pleased to announce the release of “Belfast Blues” – the third single taken from his highly anticipated third studio album “Buried In The Hail” released by Forty Below Records on 22nd September 2023.

The album is available to pre-order from

The third single, “Belfast Blues,” released Friday 8 September, is available to stream HERE.

The accompanying music video for “Belfast Blues” is available to watch on YouTube HERE.

“Buried In the Hail” was recorded at Golden Egg Studios in Ireland. The album was produced in Dublin by Grammy-Nominated producers Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy and co-produced by Dom Martin. Very much steeped in the Roots, Americana, and the Blues genres, many of the tracks on the new album possess an almost cinematic theme.

Dom admits the new album is the first complete work that he’s recorded which he is 100% happy with and proud to release. Says Dom, “Buried In the Hail is the kind of album where the more you listen to it, the more you will get out of it.”

“The Belfast guitarist is a sprawling talent.”  

Classic Rock

“Martin’s vocal style is so reminiscent of John Martyn it’s uncanny.” 

Blues in Britain

“An electric guitar masterclass” 

HRH Magazine

“Buried In The Hail is a Pandora’s box of lyrical masterpieces.” 

Blues Matters

“Belfast Blues is about the days I spent playing the pubs and clubs in Northern Ireland,” says Dom. “Getting in fights, fires, getting robbed, getting drunk and beaten and just generally misbehaving. Being an animal. I was a different person back then.”

Why the cover of Willie Nelson’s “Crazy”? “When I was a kid, I always loved the song, my Aunt Breda was a Patsy fan, I think I liked it most probably for the key change, I was shocked when I later found out it was written by Willie Nelson, what a guy! This version is how I felt at the time, I had the music and these lyrics just fit in more ways than one

Dom will tour the new album throughout the UK and Ireland in October and November 2023 and Europe in June 2024. See tour dates listed below.ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1 – Hello In There
2 – Daylight I Will Find
3 – Government
4 – Belfast Blues
5 – Crazy
6 – Unhinged
7 – The Fall
8 – Howlin‘
9 –  Buried In The Hail
10 – Lefty 2 Guns
11 – Laid To Rest


All Songs composed by Dom Martin except

Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Dom Martin – Vocals, Guitar
Ben Graham – Bass Guitar & Double Bass
Jonny McIlroy – Drums

Recorded in Golden Egg Studios, Ireland
Mixed and produced by Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy at The Production Suite, Dublin, Ireland
Co-Produced by Dom Martin
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick, Ireland
Artwork Concept – Dom Martin
Album Artwork – Magic Cabin Studios

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