From Our Own Ashes by Matchstickmen: Album Review

April's Music Reviews

Hard Rock band Matchstickmen just released their new album From Our Own Ashes, a combination of some of their older re-recorded tracks and brand new tunes. Hailing from Liverpool, the band have been making headway, opening for Electric Six, The Quireboys and Taking Dawn. Lewis Wright’s rough vocals complement the driving rhythm section of Iain Forsyth and Dave Hornby, with the infectious guitar solos of Peter Donnelly to round off their sound. With some changes in their future, including renaming the band to Attic Theory, these guys are sure to grow into great artists.

The album started off with a hectic hard rock track called Wake Up Call. There was a lot going on in the verses, which confused me but also could have been purposeful (a jumbled array of sounds could quite literally wake you up very effectively). Cheap Little Thrill employed some catchy ‘badadas’ and gritty melodies in…

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