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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.”

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…

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EP Of The Month / The Virginmarys – Sitting Ducks

If there is one band you know will deliver each and every time with their new material, it’s The Virginmarys.

Now the boys strike with a new four-track EP Sitting Ducks – fresh, unique, electrifying and brilliantly self-produced record.  Four tracks that unfold a whole new level of excitement with each beat and lyric sending shivers down to the core of your being. That’s the very effect music should have on people and we all know The Virginmarys never fail to impress with their musical artistry. And for that reason they have such a strong, dedicated following of people who have been touched, inspired, healed and united by their music.

Once again, Ally Dickaty (vocals, guitar) and Danny Dolan (drums) express themselves entirely via Sitting Ducks – another remarkable record, with a straight aim to engage with people’s minds, hearts and souls. And so The Virginmarys keep the flame burning with their undying drive to produce music that’s true and infinite.

Sitting Ducks EP is available now!

 

Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Do not miss The Virginmarys live this autumn!

Featured EP / Morningside Lane – Mellow Drama

New Jersey rockers Morningside Lane are back with a new fierce-sounding EP called Mellow Drama. The record, once again produced by the one and only Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls), proves the four-piece get stronger and bolder with each new release.  Mellow Drama is an excellent, rich record and a great statement to the band’s future direction.  Good news is that the guys are planning a month long UK tour next year! Watch this space.

Here is some info about the EP, new video and UK tour from the band’s guitarist Jon.
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Ones To Watch – Interview / Carnival Youth

Latvian indie band Carnival Youth introduced their unique sound to the UK audience at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton, and with the recent release of their debut EP Never Have Enough, the four-piece have been busy playing various festivals around Europe, boosting their already strong following. Their captivating, crafty music has been receiving a lot of praise and MGMB is pleased to pass on the good word and recommend this great band to all of you music lovers.

Find out more about Carnival Youth in our conversation below.

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Interview / Matrimony

MGMB is pleased to present you North Carolina based family band Matrimony who master anthems packed with strong, uplifting melodies and perfect sing-along lyrics. Their sound not only flows with great vibes and energy, but also a real family connection that clearly mirrors in their music. Having recently released their debut record Montibello Memories via Columbia Records, they’ve been on the road ever since and are currently on their first headline tour across America.

You can find out loads more about Matrimony in our following interview with singer Jimmy.

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