When MATT GILMOUR returned to Austin, Texas from an exhausting chemo treatment stint back home in England, he felt exhausted and lonely. To buoy his spirits, his buddy would pick him up and take him to an informal jam they called “Music Mondays.” These were fateful moments where a spirit of community pervaded that transformed Matt and led to his forming a band.
“That time brought me back to life, saved me from depression, and made feel able to deal with things,” Matt shares. “Before that, I was a spoiled rich kid.”
Today, Matt is on the precipice of releasing some of the music he’s wanted to make his whole life, an interstellar mélange of psychedelic rock with touches of prog, blues, indie, folk, and funk. Through embracing the power of community, Matt’s life and music has soared. You can hear this spirit in the music with its harmony vocal overlay, and in the melting pot of influences frothing over.
With a rafter reaching voice and crazily charismatic stage presence, KELLEY SWINDALL has been touring the states with her fiercely unique sound, for the better part of the decade. Equally at home in a biker bar or under a proscenium arch, the Georgia born/NYC based artist seamlessly blends classic country, blues, roots, and folk.
A born storyteller with a sensibility that’s both hilarious and heart-on-sleeve sincere, her songs posit strong personalities against a world of misogyny, heartbreak, and hilarious absurdity; celebrating resilient spirits in all their flaws and prowess.
Part Dolly , Part Hank, and all Heart, her idiosyncratic debut studio album, You Can Call Me Darllin’ If You Want, is out now on New York City based label Velvet Elk Records.