Friday, 1 February 2013

Gambles - Safe Side

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


The story with Matthew Siskin is that he began writing songs on his guitar as Gambles only as recently as August 2012. There are more guys playing guitar out there than there are people to listen to all the songs, so how on earth has this music come to prominence in a market that's more saturated than the Pacific ocean? Early on he recorded the song 'Trust' in a single take and something about his style, which isn't wildly different from your common or garden singer-songwriter stood out. This is a man strumming a guitar and singing for heaven's sake, how come imaginations were captured?

It's difficult to come up with an answer other than that his music bleeds honesty and feels as natural as breathing. Cementing his status further is new track 'Safe Side' in which he applies more force to those chords and again sings in his wonderfully unaffected voice. So many do the same and we don't even consider featuring them. Everyone reading this will have at least one mate with an acoustic who's written a few tunes. There's a strange and unfathomable secret to the music of Gambles, we're yet to figure it out and maybe he doesn't know either. But his songs somehow resonate, maybe the mystery will unravel once we hear more, something we're highly looking forward to.



Gambles' website

Catch him live:

02/02 - New York, NY @ 1:1
02/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
02/09 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
02/11 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
02/12 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End
02/14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
02/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
02/21 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
02/22 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
02/23 - Austin, TX @ The Parish





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