Music Reviews – Scott Matthews

A music review I did for Scott Matthews

Music Monday: SCOTT MATTHEWS releases daring new electronica single 'New Skin'
Music Monday: SCOTT MATTHEWS releases daring new electronica single ‘New Skin’

New Skin, one of the news singles from Scott Matthews album of the same name. It’s almost four and a half minutes long and is a relaxing, melodic, electronic, soulful sweep from start to finish. As you would expect, Scott’s vocals are completely smooth and captivating to the ear and are filled with emotion from the first note. 

Adam Humphries reports.

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Music Reviews: Same Old Same Old

A review I did of a band from Taiwan. In all fairness they’re really good.

Artist: No Party for Cao Dong

Same Old Same Old is the new single by Taiwan rock band, No Party for Cao Dong and by the sound of it it’s already had a great response since a livestream on RPG. Same Old has a soothing, 70’s sounding melodic rhythm to it and along with its lyrics creates the perfect tranquil music.

For continued reading…

https://whatson.guide/same-old-same-old/

First Aid Kit on The Graham Norton Show

Just seen and heard one of the most amazing bands to come out of Sweden since Roxette, Abba and Mans Zermalow. They’re a duo called First Aid Kit and they’ve performed their debut single, It’s a Shame, on Graham Norton and I have to say it was both abstract and contained some very soothing melodies and Klara Soderberg and Johanna Soderberg who form the duo have got the most amazing voices you’re ever going to hear. The performance itself looked like it was from a 70’s edition of TOTP, but either way it was worth watching and the song itself is one of those that you could listen to again and again. It’s a Shame is from their debut album Ruins. Also on the sofa were US actor Tom Hanks to talk about his new film with Meryl Streep and British MBA Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua and GoT actress Maisie Williams. All in all some great laughs, including the time Tom Hanks farted onset with Paul Bettany

Listen To This… Thunderian Summer

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Dave, Alex, Tim, Matt and Pablo, these five guys are from all over the East Midlands and form the newest band to get into the music scene. These guys produce much of their own material as well as the odd cover song but non-the-less are still worth checking out. If you like listening to melodic rock riffs and upbeat vocal check these guys next time they’re in town. Listen to Just A Soldier, The Man I Want To Be and Lion Bear Tiger Mama (live in Nottingham, you won’t be disappointed.

Who are you guys?
Singer – Dave Thomas (DT)
Guitar – Alex Lee (Big A)
Guitar – Tim Stone (The Juke)
Bass – Matt Morley (Pops)
Drums – Pablo Fernández de Dios (Pabs)

How did you get together?
I was in jamming with a couple of mates who had a covers band that was sort of on hiatus, that didn’t really lead to anything but in the mean time I’d recruited DT and Pops to join us. So a couple of adverts and we got Juke and Pabs in.

…. And your musical influences?

Loads, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Gaslight Anthem, Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters… the list goes on. All five of us like different stuff and we sort of meet in the middle.

How would you describe the band’s style?
Loads of Reverb!

What’s the story behind the band name?
It’s what happens when five guys who should be doing more important things have a Whatsapp chat and start geeking out about Thundercats.

On a scale of 1-10, how rock are you?
Dunno, 7 maybe… depends what 10 is really.

Best gig so far?
Probably the Sausage and Cider Festival, weather was great and in the daylight we could see the crowd singing along to our stuff, which was cool.

Your dream gig?
Sunday Night, Glastonbury.

How’s life in the band?
Normally it’s a lot of fun.

Have you played abroad yet?
Not yet, got some plans for 2019, but still some work to do here.

Have you had much airplay at all?
Some internet stuff, there’s a few stations who are really supportive of unsigned bands who’ve played us.

And lastly where can fans listen to your music?
Soundcloud for now…. There’s been much debate in the band about the merits of putting the songs up for sale at this stage.

Eyre Llew: One To Watch (online)

My next upcoming One To Watch with Nottingham trio Eyre Llew courtesy of Nottingham Post online. Print edition to be out tomorrow.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/nottingham-band-eyre-llew-launch-651587

Nottingham band Eyre Llew to launch debut album Atelo at Rescue Rooms
http://www.nottinghampost.com
They are widely acclaimed and could well be Nottingham’s next success story

 

 

 

Joseph Knight: One To Watch

As promised (and a while back), the print version of Joseph Knight’s One To Watch courtesy of Nottingham Post. Check this dude out next time here’s at a venue near you. Go to the Published Pieces page for the full interview

NN19-NEP-E01-S3-004-0421-CD

 

MacMillan Fest 2017: online review

My article for the recent MacMillan Fest 2017 gig I went to earlier this month, courtesy of Nottingham Post, read and enjoy (and share)

http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/music-nightlife/macmillan-fest-2017-rock-city-420133

MacMillan Fest 2017, Rock City, Rescue Rooms and more …
http://www.nottinghampost.com
Once again both the Rescue Rooms and Rock City’s Basement, plus another Stealth, Spanky’s and the Tap N Tumbler pub, played host to the ever-popular MacMillan Fest …