Scott Matthews - Elusive

He comes from Wolverhampton, and is hailed as part Elliott Smith, part Eddie Vedder and part Ry Cooder, "the most exciting new talent to have emerged from the Black Country in some time". That hardly gives Scott Matthews much of a fanfare though, does it. That said,Elusive is a strong single, a subtle mixture of intimate folk-rock, a song full of light and air with some subtle touches and an effortless, breathy vocal.

Scott has recently finished a national tour and has received much airplay from this single. the album, Passing Strangers, is released by Island Records on the 16th October, and a review will follow shortly.

Overall

7

out of 10

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