Striking Matches’ first single ‘Missing You Tonight’ was recently added to the Radio 2 playlist and, combined with their much-talked about live performances, has really seen the band’s star rise in the UK. The band have just released their debut album Nothing But The Silence which features a number of their self-penned songs first heard on More 4’s hit drama series Nashville and has been greeted with rave reviews.
The new single ‘Trouble Is A Trouble Does’ shows the band’s more hard-hitting guitar playing with The Telegraph describing it as “A tale of delinquent love to a pair of acoustic guitars that bounce like a getaway truck down a dirt road.”
The duo recently performed this country stomper exclusively for Rolling Stone Magazine. As Rolling Stone describe: "Guitar-slinging duo performs song in one take, with one mic… harmonizing and fearlessly (and flawlessly) shredding on guitar in front of one bare microphone."
The album Nothing But The Silence was produced by Grammy-winning T-Bone Burnett, who has worked with the likes of Robert Plant, Allison Krauss, Elton John, Roy Orbison and Counting Crows. It features both the afore-mentioned singles alongside many other highlights including the tear jerking ‘When The Right One Comes Along’ and the captivating bluesy mandolin groove of ‘Hanging On A Lie’, which is accompanied by a video that sees Sarah and Justin dueling with their guitars.
So it’s no wonder that the pair’s fresh and Fleetwood Mac-inspired approach to country music has also been described by US critics as “a countrified Civil Wars / Black Keys mix”. Don’t miss Striking Matches on their UK tour this May, where their debut album’s material will shine in their own encompassing element with a full band backing.
Prepare to be blown away by Nashville’s new breed of scintillating country rock!
Headline UK Dates - May 2015
Friday 8th May - Union Chapel, London **sold out**
Saturday 9th May – The Fleece, Bristol
Sunday 10th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester **sold out**
Monday 11th May – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Thursday 14th May – The Stables, Milton Keynes
“An engaging blend of slick country storytelling scuffed up with rockier riffs. Imagine a noisier version of The Civil Wars: squaring up and trading licks before coiling their voices together in sweet harmony” - Daily Telegraph
“Pure class” - Daily Star