Listening to Matthew Ryan‘s music is always a profound experience. There is something so strikingly real and compelling within the beautifully potent sound and voice of the Pennsylvania born singer-songwriter, something that engages with listeners as much as his words, wisdom, grace and all around humbleness. And it’s like an ultimate fuel for the soul that he shares with us fellow humans.
Matthew doesn’t hide his excitement about bringing his music and his band, The Northern Wires over to the UK, Ireland and Europe to join The Gaslight Anthem on their reunion tour in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of The ’59 Sound. And as Matthew is no stranger to the majority of this audience, I am sure that him and his band will receive a great welcome at each show.
A special headlining gig is set to take place at the Borderline venue in London on 30th July, and if you also wish to experience Matthew in a more intimate setting, make sure to catch one of his solo shows, starting on August 1st in Brighton.
I caught up with Matthew before he journeyed across the water to talk about the upcoming tour, music, life and the fire within…
Continue reading Matthew Ryan: “For as long as I’m compelled to write and sing, then I will write and sing. As long as it feels like fire.”
Inspired by 90’s US alt rock, Durham based trio The Yada Yada Yadas arrived on the music scene 18 months ago and swiftly became the darlings inside the alt rock / fuzzy pop sound sphere. Delivering fresh and appealing noise, BBC 6 Music took notice after they unleashed their debut single Oceans, leading onto playing a bunch of shows and festivals over the past few months as well as putting out a nostalgic new single Seven Years via Silent Kid Records. According to the band’s singer Mark, we can look forward to a couple of new tracks before the release of their debut EP later this year.
So what else did I find out about The Yada Yada Yadas…
Continue reading Getting To Know The Yada Yada Yadas
Rejoyce! LTNT are back with a staggering new tune HAPPY DAYS, the first single taken from their new EP Yode, out July 13th.
The band called it “a lesson in the negative side effects of being genuinely happy.”
Vocalist Liam says: “Going from a homeless goblin’s lifestyle to being married with a nice flat and back again has taught me that the devil makes work for content brains. Take the easy route, get the shit prize. This song was me trying to warn myself about that even before I knew it. “
Check out the lyric video below and make sure to follow the band for upcoming news!
Links – Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp
Actor and musician Michael Malarkey, who is about to finish his 17-date European/UK tour has unleashed a new self-directed theatrical video that gives you a glimpse of the intorverted life of a Hollywood actor. Dark and dreamlike, the video embodies the vibe and spirit of the song.
Captain Solitaire is the title track taken from Malarkey’s latest EP that dropped last month via Hudson Records.
Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Captain Solitaire EP
Craig Cardiff has been writing music for over two decades, painting great melodies onto his stories and poems while connecting with fans all over Canada and beyond. It seems as Craig’s love for touring and creating unique, intimate experiences with people is what inspires him the most. There’s realness and humbleness in Cardiff’s songs and you cannot help but warm up to his art. He has recently put out a compelling new single called Okay Cupid, and you can find out about how the song came to life in our following interview where Craig also talks about his recent trip to Hong Kong and his desire to visit the UK.
Continue reading Craig Cardiff: “You really live or die by how good, how real your show is”