Matthew and the Judes
It's tough to pin Matthew and the Judes into a category and perhaps that's their best quality. Vocalist/songwriter Matthew Whittle and his fellow band members write tunes that seem carefree and effortless, but are in fact deceptively complex. Greg Robson's review
of Where on Earth?
describes the band's sound as "a quirky, ambient strain of lo-fi, indie pop that’s off-kilter, catchy and wholly original." With one LP to their name, this unsigned act has listeners anticipating the release of their second full-lenth entitled A Happy Medium
. Check out Matthew and the Judes at their myspace page
RIYL: Jon Brion; Neutral Milk Hotel; Of Montreal