Other Rivers is the debut release from British band Matthew & The Atlas and it has been well worth waiting for. Matthew Hegarty, otherwise known as Matthew & The Atlas, has a resounding vibrato that is full of soul and he has mastered the power of his voice for this LP.
With tracks like A Memory Of You that allow his voice to speak with simple sincerity over an acoustic guitar, to songs firmly rooted in Folk music like To The North. This album may not change lives but it is definitely a great staple to have in your collection.
With songs that encompass driving with the wind in your hair and nights spent sipping red wine, Other Rivers is a stunning collection of honest and beautiful songs. Another Way features our own Matt Corby on the vocals and has a heavenly composition. Lamenting a life wasted, Another Way sparkles with the same tone of hope that threads throughout the entire album.
Do yourself a favour: lie down in fresh sheets and let this album sink into your soul. It may not change your life but it will alter your day.