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Starsailor/Matthew Jay : Bristol Rock
This is back to basics at its most mesmerising, where all that matters is the song...
you over. This is back to basics at its most mesmerising, where all that matters is the song.
Nervous looking Parlophone-signed singer, Matthew Jay, is up first, an acoustic guitar strapped on and his new band gathered round him. He's already released one beautifully low-key, Elliott Smith-styled album, 'Draw', and most tracks tonight are from that. But, live, they seem dirtier and more immediate (new song 'Stars On The Floor' is a particular highlight), drowning his tender folk in clashing guitar and organs and proving he's not quite the pushover we first thought. We'll be hearing more from this one, guaranteed.
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