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LISTEN: Run Rabbit Run by Matthew Ryan

The prolific, MATTHEW RYAN, announced today that he was releasing a 12 track collection of acoustic versions of songs, unreleased demos, and so on called STARLINGS UNADORNED on March 7, 2018. Matthew says “STARLINGS UNADORNED is a collection of cinematic acoustic versions of songs from HUSTLE UP STARLINGS. STARLINGS UNADORNED also contains some songs and demos that had yet to find a home. They just felt right … Continue reading LISTEN: Run Rabbit Run by Matthew Ryan

Music Brought to You by the Letter: “M” – Matthew Ryan

ARTIST: Matthew Ryan SONG: “Boxers” ALBUM: BOXERS, available on iTunes | Bandcamp | Amazon I am very excited to get my hands on BOXERS, MATTHEW RYAN‘s brand spanking new album that’s due out tomorrow (Oct 14th). In honor of his new album, we feature the title track “Boxers” as our song by the Letter M. My favorite lyric is “How do you say goodbye to a dream that … Continue reading Music Brought to You by the Letter: “M” – Matthew Ryan

WATCH: “This One’s For You Frankie” by Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan is one of those artists that no matter what he puts out I’ll buy it. He’s just such a prolific artist and a phenomenal writer and musician. This song “This One’s For You Frankie” is from his forth coming album, “Boxers” and I cannot wait to hear it in its entirety. The song is signature Matthew Ryan and such a wonderful song. From … Continue reading WATCH: “This One’s For You Frankie” by Matthew Ryan

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REVIEW: Welcome to the Batlands by Ethan Hanna

The forthcoming (October 5th), WELCOME TO THE BATLANDS, is the first installment of ETHAN HANNA’s BATLANDS PROJECT. The project will feature visuals, artwork, written pieces and music. WELCOME TO THE BATLANDS opens with “BIKES & CARS”…a confession so to speak. In this song Ethan just speaks his truth. Truth about himself (I’ve been singing out of the corner of my mouth for a while now. Some sort of … Continue reading REVIEW: Welcome to the Batlands by Ethan Hanna

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LISTEN: Perfect by Ethan Hanna

When someone says an artist sounds “X” or “XY” or even “XYZ”, there’s a little part of me that cringes inside. Especially if the referenced artist(s) are iconic. If you tell me someone sounds like Peter Gabriel and when I listen it’s the next Justin Bieber, I know you have absolute no idea what you’re talking about. Fans of MATTHEW RYAN, BRIAN FALLON (of THE GASLIGHT … Continue reading LISTEN: Perfect by Ethan Hanna

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REVIEW: Last Night We Became Swans by The Summer Kills

As April winds to a close here in Sydney, Australia the temperature is starting to drop and it is starting to finally feel like fall. And the debut album LAST NIGHT WE BECAME SWANS from THE SUMMER KILLS is the essence of fall: cozy, romantic, warm and comforting. THE SUMMER KILLS is a collaboration of musical greatness from MATTHEW RYAN (singer/songwriter) and HAMMOCK (ambient dynamic duo Marc Byrd … Continue reading REVIEW: Last Night We Became Swans by The Summer Kills

Track of the Day: “Chrissie Hynde” by Butch Walker

For me, BUTCH WALKER ranks up there in prolific songwriters like RYAN ADAMS and MATTHEW RYAN. He knows how to write a song that touches ones soul in whatever form of a band he’s in and he’s been in a few: BYTE THE BULLET, SOUTHGANG, THE FLOYDS, MARVELOUS 3, 1969 and BUTCH WALKER AND THE BLACK WIDOWS, and as a solo artist. His last release PEACHTREE … Continue reading Track of the Day: “Chrissie Hynde” by Butch Walker

NEW TRACK: “An Anthem for the Broken”

We here at 16 Clefs, love Matthew Ryan. He could sing the McDonald’s Big Mac song and we’d love it. He is a prolific songwriter and artist who’s haunting lyrics match the intense and profound passion in his voice. Later in 2014, he will be gracing us with his new album, but in the meantime he’s released the song “An Anthem for the Broken” early … Continue reading NEW TRACK: “An Anthem for the Broken”