Nashville country duo Striking Matches have announced the release of their brand new single ‘Missing You Tonight’, which is taken from their hugely-acclaimed debut album ‘Nothing But The Silence’, which topped the UK iTunes Country chart in March earlier this year, and rose back up to the top spot again last month.
The single, produced by Grammy-winning T-Bone Burnett, who has worked with the likes of Robert Plant, Allison Krauss, Elton John, Roy Orbison and Counting Crows, is a beautiful, country anthem that takes the listener deep into the heart of Nashville, with the staple diet sounds of the Fender Stratocaster guitar, syncopated bass lines, laid back drums and vocal harmonies to die for.
Both Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis take care of vocal duties that spout the most honest, heartfelt of lyrics; “I was just missing you tonight”. The track occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal.
To celebrate the latest season of ABC’s hit drama series Nashville where the duo’s songs have been a staple of the soundtrack, the band took their music to new heights playing a special in-flight performance from Nashville to New York where they were headed for a special performance at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park.
The band have been busy touring the US playing with the likes of Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe and country sensation Hunter Hayes who has raved about the duo saying, “Seriously, I don’t know how these two can get any more talented but they just keep getting better.”
After a phenomenal sold-out headline tour in May and further shows in July, Striking Matches are returning to the UK this November for their third UK headline tour of 2015 including a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Ahead of their forthcoming tour, the band will be performing on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch on November 7th to give viewers a taste of what’s to come.
Mon 9th – Plug, Sheffield
Tue 10th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 11th – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
Fri 13th – Academy 2, Oxford
Sat 14th – Concorde 2, Brighton
Sun 15th – Waterfront, Norwich
Tue 17th – The Sage 2, Gateshead
Wed 18th – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Fri 20th – Academy 2, Manchester
Sat 21st – Library, Birmingham
Sun 22nd – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Highlights of Striking Matches’ debut album include songs such as ‘Hanging On A Lie’, which the duo reinterpret with grit, a distorted mandolin and a mid-song jam session, as well as the beautifully honest ‘Nothing But The Silence’, the guitar-centered likes of ‘Trouble Is As Trouble Does’ and ‘Make A Liar Out of Me’, and the more groove-oriented ‘Never Gonna Love Again.’
‘Nothing But The Silence’ is a perfect fit in the landscape of today’s commercial music and also stands out from the rest of the pack with its driving rhythms and simple, yet artful production, that showcases the duo’s compelling harmonies, honest lyrics and innovative guitar playing that has made them new fans worldwide including Eagles legend Don Henley.
Prepare to be blown away by Nashville’s new breed of scintillating country rock!
Tickets are available at http://gigst.rs/SMatches