Teddy Matthews is a singer songwriter from Worcestershire who draws his inspiration from artists such as Ben Howard, Bon Iver and Alt J, Teddy’s unique voice and lyrics combine the grit and edge of the blues, with the vocal melodies normally associated with folk and pop music.
From the emotionally ravishing opening vocals in previous track LOVE too his latest release HOLD ON THE RYTHYM you can sense the progression from solo artist toTeddy Matthews the band. Keeping distin…ct and wholly modern vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar. But also adding layers of percussion enabling him to experiment with different techniques. This was an advantage that came with working along side other musicians. It turned out to be a progression that came naturally over the past six months adding drums, bass, guitar and backing vocals to his more recent arrangements.
Teddy has worked closely with producer Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios (Editors, Ocean Colour Scene, Robert Plant) on his new four track EP release HOLD ON THE RYTHYM (Available 23rd June 2017) introducing the emotional heart wrenching track RENNA and the experimental but mind blowing title track HOLD ON THE RYTHYM.alongside hook laden acoustic guitar tracksWORRY, and LOVE, which was BBC Introducing Record of the Week at the beginning of 2017 a platform supporting the very best in new music across the regionearning The Teddy Matthews Band a spot at the prestigious Hay On Wye Literary, music and arts festival as part of a special one off session for BBC introducing later this month.
Drawing inspiration from acts like Alt J, Ben Howard and Bon Iver. He’s been Busy recording and writing since the beginning of this year. Teddy decided to take his songs along to Magic Garden Recording Studio, and with some help from Gavin Monaghan, the results were some hook laden acoustic guitar tracks with the focus on Teddy’s distinct gritty vocals. After laying down drums and bass to accompany Teddy in the studio, the finished tracks inspired him to start searching for some like minded musicians himself to form a band to perform the songs live.
The track ‘LOVE’ was released in September along side a music video by Stourbridge based production company Mocking Bird Studio. The tracks melancholy howling opening vocals build into a stomping chorus with a gritty edge akin to some early blues track. Teddy’s sound combines the grit and edge of the blues with vocal melodies normally associated with folk and pop music. His debut songs have certainly drawn some attention.
So whats next for Teddy Mathews? some live shows and gigs hopefully with a full band and more releases.
Single LOVE by Teddy Matthews is available on iTunes Now