Derbyshire-based Matt Peach has just released his new video for ‘Crush‘, which is featured on his current album ‘Epiphany‘.
‘Crush‘ was inspired after Matt relit his love for glam rock. Just prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, Matt was fortunate enough, by chance, to play with one of his favourite childhood bands, The Darkness, on stage in soundcheck.
“The whole experience was a complete surprise to me! Justin Hawkins gave me his famous white Les Paul to play. Usually, if you put a guitar in my hands I’m emboldened, but holding that guitar – I don’t think I’ve ever been so terrified! Then we absolutely nailed their tune ‘Love is Only a Feeling’ and they were really complimentary of my guitar playing. It was one of the best moments of my life and instantly reconnected my love for all things glam rock.”
Unapologetically ostentatious, ‘Crush‘ was the result, borrowing inspiration from the likes of T-Rex, Prince, and of course; The Darkness. In times like these, ‘Crush‘ re-injects good, old tongue in cheek, fun back into rock n’ roll.
Matt Peach blends powerful no-nonsense guitar riffology with infectious vocal lines, his aim is to bridge the ever-growing chasm between modern pop and rock.
His album Epiphany is his best work to date. Packed with fan favourites such as ‘Cut Our Teeth‘, ‘Dreaming‘ and ‘Paris‘, this album sees Matt return to his musical roots, grounded in folk, punk and rock.
In Matt’s words, “I’ve never made a record that is as true to myself as this, and I think it shows. It’s just me making a noise that I like. There’s no reinventing the wheel here. It’s rock n’ roll and I’ve realised that it doesn’t need fixing; it was never broken”
His live stage show is a folk-punk assault on the senses, brimming with passion, angst, and energy. “The most important thing is that everyone goes away from the show feeling a little better than when they walked in” says Matt.
June 5th – Dubrek Studios, Derby (Acoustic Solo)
June 25th – The Castle Inn, Castle Donington (Acoustic Solo)
August 20th – The Castle Inn, Castle Donington (Full Band Electric)