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Where Meiosis Ends and I Begin... The Best of 20 Years of Meiosis

To celebrate 20 years since the release of Meiosis' debut album in 1999, we have made available this 'best of' album which features recordings from the past 20 years.
Just click this link to go straight there...

A brand new Meiosis album will be released in Autumn 2019!

But if you want to catch up...

The album mainly covers the years 2010 - 2019. Meiosis released 3 albums between 1999 and 2002 and th
en released 5 albums between 2011 and 2016. This 'best of' album mainly comprises of tracks from the later albums but also does include some early versions of what you might call "classic Meiosis songs" - not my words!

Videos for some of these songs can be found on YouTube -
the best way to follow Meiosis is to visit this website - and then from there you can link to our social media bits and bobs, see below.

If you want to hear rhe really old stuff... download the album and you will get loads more tracks for FREE! They consist of a few old songs that I recorded for my first 2 albums in 1997 - 2000 (and some songs I left off those first 2 albums), an unreleased 'pop' version of 'Dribs & Drabs', our version of 'Ciao' With Gin Girl &
brand new Meiosis songs from 2018! Plus a few live(ish) recordings from reherasals with a full band.

It's worth a fiver! (or you can download any song for 50p!)

Hear the music, watch the videos and join the Meiosis fans here:



Meiosis will be playing at this event:

Celebrate 50 years since the release of 'Space Oddity' with a Bowie-inspired celebration at Tyne Bank Brewery on Friday 5th July!




  • FOOD from Il Fuoco Pizza and Eat Mexicana



All donations and a proportion of bar sales will be going towards Sage Gateshead's diverse programme of classes, workshops and support for emerging artists.

Visit the facebook page here.

VIVA MORRISSEY - A sincere homage to Morrissey

Formed and based in Manchester, Morrissey's birthplace, and home of The Smiths, the 6-piece Viva Morrissey are highly regarded for the authenticity and accuracy that they bring to their presentation.

The Viva Morrissey live set includes much loved Smiths classics alongside many of Morrissey's best known and most loved songs

Doors: 7pm
Support: Meiosis
Tickets: £12 -


An irregular series of blogs by Martin 'Meiosis' Thompson to make you think, laugh and cry can be found here.


Check out the brand new podccast on a totally new theme - the Geeks' Guide to Newcastle! Details of all podcasts can be found here.

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omething Funny Happened On My Way To Utopia (self release)

This is Newcastle-based singer/songwriter Martin Thompson’s fourth album, and, as with his previous three, and due to the wonders of home-recording, he has played every note on it. And he remains as idiosyncratic as ever, writing pop songs that come out of the leftfield and addressing topics such as controversial Newcastle councillor T. Dan Smith, and the notion that his music sounds “Bowiesque” (Pull The Ladder Up, Jack – sounding, appropriately enough, like an off-cut from Aladdin Sane).


Songs For 20 Something Year Olds (self release)

Meiosis is actually Newcastle based Martin Thompson, a talented so-and-so who certainly knows his way around a wonky tune with added Scott Walker style flavours. There are touches of Bowie too (from the tuneful playfulness of his Hunky Dory period to the avant-clatter of Low). And you’ve got to love a tune called Roald Dahl which has the refrain: "We miss you… When I die, be dignified.


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