“If you like guitar played so you could listen all day and love both powerful lyrics and vocals you will love ‘I Bet It All’. This song displays the pure, multi talents of Matthew Logan Vasquez.”- Music Injection
“All together, the result is a woody folk song baked out on classic rock rays that burns lonely and bright like neglected ambers.”- Consequence Of Sound
“It’s a driving return, reminiscent of The Hold Steady yet with a shimmering synthetic gleam. The powerful vocals is matched to assured lyrics, that speak openly about the past and moving on.”- Clash.
If you happen to like indie rock performed by real bands, and you catch yourself listening to a mixture of The Vaccines, Kasabian, Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys more often than not, you should keep an ear out for Matthew Logan Vasquez, the front man of Delta Spirit and one-third of the super-group Middle Brother’s new LP Solicitor Returns.
Inspired by the sonic nonconformity of The Black Keys and The Raconteurs, the album showcases the lo-fi rock raver-cum-primal stomp-like energy from start to finish. Compromise- what’s that? Take it easy- what for? No no no, this record is certainly not about keeping anything in, but letting yourself go to the sound of the still much alive rock’n’roll.
I Bet It All shows off a different side to Matthew. Influenced by the old classics like The Beatles and ELO, this track sounds like an instant classic itself. And when Matthew sings, he manages to channel highly addictive levels of vulnerability, honesty and determination at the same time.
Already supported with his band by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste Magazine, Consequence Of Sound, SPIN and NME, the speaker-blowing vocal abilities of Vasquez, hinting slightly at the style of Dan Auerbach, are complimented well against his guitar-driven idiosyncratic flourishes…
The single I Bet It All and the album Solicitor Returns, are both for sale and download now via DevilDuck Records. Check out his video for’ Everything I Do’ here.
UK TOUR DATES (* with Nathaniel Rateliff):
06.03. London – The Islington
07.03. Brighton – Concorde 2*
09.03. Bristol – O2 Academy*
10.03. Manchester – The Ritz*
11.03. Glasgow – 02 ABC*
12.03. Dublin – Olympia*
13.03. Dublin – Olympia*
Returning in May for The Great Escape
US DATES: BACK IN THE VAN FOR THE BABY, BABY TOUR 2016: