FREE ENTRY // LIVE MUSIC // 8PM
Matt Malone & The Holy Spirits are currently recording their forthcoming LP - For The Term Of My Natural Life.
Matt Malone is a singer/songwriter who plays an iconoclastic blend of country, folk, and blues music, whose baritone voice and deeply poetic lyricism has been compared to Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Mark Lanegan and Bill Callahan.
Malone has earned considerable critical acclaim over the years for his passionate performances and uncompromising artistic vision. His debut record 'S .I. X' released on vinyl by 'Heart Of The Rat Records' received ★★★★ in The Sydney Morning Herald who described it as ‘cracked, haunted, fantastic. A modern day classic.’ The album was also included in the top 10 albums of the year by Rhythm Magazine with feature articles in Rolling Stone, Beat and The Music.
'(Matt Malone & The Holy Spirits) are stripped and bare in the outlaw country tradition, but with the menace and slow stabbing guitar of a Rowland S. Howard Special.'
- Samuel Fell (Rolling Stone, The Guardian)
‘Whatever juju, alchemy or disturbed darkness that made Jim Morrison put on a pair of leather trousers & shock the world out of its apathy… Matt has got it!’
- Kim Salmon (The Scientists, Beasts Of Bourbon, The Surrealists)
‘Matt’s voice is a low rumble that makes the floorboards shake. And the words he sings can often give you the feeling that someone has walked over your grave. It all comes out of this blue of black that hangs off a body jerking & itching like it is possessed, frankly. The combination of all the above is both exciting & unnerving – pretty cool qualities in a story teller if you ask me.’
- Hap Hayward (The Dead Salesmen, The Underminers)
‘With his rich, deep voice & finely crafted songs, Matt Malone weaves an esoteric thread of dark beauty through the soul. Always a gentleman, Matt guides his listeners through a journey of love & loss that is as enigmatic as the man himself.’
- Wendy Rule
BRUNSWICK ARTISTS' BAR, downstairs of the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Delicious food menu on offer 6 nights a week, kitchen open until 9pm.
Capacity is limited so if you'd like to reserve a spot please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and number of people.