Saturday, 16 January 2010

Matt Whipp – Trouble / So Long

Something a little bit different here. I know very little about Matt Whipp, and his Myspace page isn’t forthcoming either, but he asked me to take a listen to the songs on his page and write about them. So that’s what I’m going to do.

Trouble is a lovely delicate acoustic number, beautifully sung. It’s hard to stand out in the singer songwriter genre nowadays, and I’m not entirely sure what aspect of Matt enables him to do so. The voice definitely helps, being weary and lo-fi, yet rather endearing. On So Long his voice has a touch of a Brian Molko whine (not in a bad way though), and the melody burbles along in the background, moments accentuated by some fine picking bits. Good stuff, and definitely worth checking out further tunes.

Matt Whipp's myspace page is here

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