This month sees popular Nashville duo, Striking Matches, release their debut album on the newly revived label, I.R.S. Nashville.

Following their upcoming special performance at the sold-out Country2Country After Show Party at The O2 on 7th March, the 23rd March will see them release Nothing But The Silence, an album dubbed as a countrified Civil Wars / Black Keys mix” by US critics.

Produced by Grammy Award-wining T-Bone Burnett, the album features the band’s debut single ‘Missing You Tonight’, which is already lighting up the airwaves on Radio 2.

A beautifully sparse anthem, that occupies the sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, it takes the listener deep into the heart of Nashville with distinctive guitars, syncopated bass lines, laid back drums and vocal harmonies to die for. Click here to watch the beautiful lyric video, starring the duo Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis.

Fans of More 4’s hit drama series Nashville will recognise featured tracks such as ‘When The Right One Comes Along’ and ‘Hanging On A Lie’. With the tracks also having been covered by the show’s stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, this opened Striking Matches up to a whole new fan-base both in the U.S. and internationally.

Having performed album highlight ‘Trouble Is As Trouble Does’ exclusively for Rolling Stone Magazine, this hotly-tipped Nashville duo who have toured with the likes of Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe and Hunter Hayes were described as “Guitar-slinging duo performs song in one take, with one mic… harmonizing and fearlessly (and flawlessly) shredding on guitar in front of one bare microphone”  and are certainly not to be missed.

Catch them in Manchester on their UK tour this May!

Striking Matches
Sunday 10th May
Deaf Institute, Manchester

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