Following on from ‘Rosary’, the brooding folk rock stomper released at the end of last year, this latest offering from the Northern Irish singer-songwriter is an acoustic led, upbeat ballad that swings. Featuring an infectious sax-served hook, on a bed of mandolin and guitar jangle, with a little country honk keys thrown in for good measure. While the breezy feel to the music is guaranteed to have you clapping along, it’s juxtaposed by the melancholic, reflective verse, delivered by a distinctive croon. It’s this classic contradiction that never fails to pull those heartstrings and MJC unapologetically carries on the tradition in his own style for the modern day, with echoes of Faces and ‘Exile’ era Stones.
‘Anodyne’ is available to stream/download on Spotify, Apple Music and all good digital platforms from Friday 29th March. Also featured on the limited edition 7” vinyl single ‘Rosary / Anodyne’ available exclusively from Pirate Heart Records.
Catch Matty James Cassidy and the band live:
04/05 – Outlaw Rock N’ Roll Weekend, Glossop UK
01/06 – Camden Rocks Festival, London UK
13/06 – Trillians, Newcastle UK
14/06 – The Ice Box, Glasgow UK
15/06 – The Fulford Arms, York UK