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Music review: Matt John Gow

Music review: Matt John Gow

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Matt Joe Gow
Break, Rattle and Roll.
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★★★★

Reviewed by Tony Nielsen

Melbourne-based Matt Joe Gow is definitely not just another singer-songwriter from Dunedin.

His debut album demonstrates an approach that is mature and highly musical.

Although keen to shrug off the Americana label, let's just say that Break, Rattle and Roll takes us on a rich journey of traditional American sounds.

Think blues, soul, folk, country and rock. What most impressed was the sheer variety fro m track to track.

Where many new releases rely on a sound that can be very similar, Break, Rattle and Roll does the opposite, exploring a diverse approach but still nailing a familiarity and appeal.

Matt, who wrote all the songs, has a compelling voice and blows a mean harmonica. He has also created a tight and listener-friendly band.

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