Matchstickmen – Imperfection single review
We had the pleasure of reviewing Matchstickmen’s single “For No Reason” a while ago and were pretty impressed with what the boys from Liverpool delivered to our ear drums. This is the second single release this year since signing to Holier Than Thou Records and is another prelude to the upcoming full-length album.
Imperfection starts out with an Andy Timmons-esque guitar line, accented by a few well placed bass notes before heading into a heavy-rock groove. The verse is a little scaled back with a simple but effective guitar line, contrasted by a syncopated drum beat – this background action makes Lewis’ vocals shine and evokes an almost heavy-U2 feel. Matchstickmen are revving it up a notch building anticipation for the chorus, which has a heavy-rock meets 20% grunge vibe, very well.
It is very hard to put this song into words since there is such a blend of influences going on – and it makes Matchstickmen sound unique. The song definitely speaks to various shades of rock and metal lovers with its well crafted arrangement and you can check it out in a stream on their official website.