The debut solo album from British Singer/songwriter MATT MITCHELL (PRIDE/FURYON/COLOUR
OF NOISE) is OUT NOW. Released in May 2019 under the moniker of MATT MITCHELL &
THE COLDHEARTS, the album was recorded last year at the legendary ROCKFIELD
STUDIOS in Wales.
Matt started out singing and writing songs in his late teens, learning his craft in several bands early on. He later found himself as the voice of AOR band PRIDE, releasing two albums in the mid 2000’s on EMI Toshiba/Pointmusic.
FURYON formed out of the ashes of PRIDE and really took things to the next level, as a heavier style evolved. Much love and praise followed from the likes of CLASSIC ROCK & METAL HAMMER magazines.The band had a great run touring the UK and Europe, as well as performing at several major festivals including DOWNLOAD, BLOODSTOCK and Poland’s gigantic WOODSTOCK festival.
Not long after the release of the second album, FURYON was put on ice. At this point Matt began a partnership with LITTLE ANGELS guitarist Bruce John Dickinson, forming the much lighter, bluesy sounding COLOUR OF NOISE. A good two year run was had with the band. An album was released, followed by plenty of touring around the UK, opening for THUNDER in Europe and yet more major festival slots, including DOWNLOAD and RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR. COLOUR OF NOISE were to leave things on a high in 2017.
With one door closing, another soon opened in the shape of MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS - essentially, Matt's solo project with an array of extremely talented guest players.
The project got off to a great start, with the first single BLACK DIAMONDS being championed across the UK and the rest of the globe by numerous radio stations. PLANET ROCK RADIO really worked their magic when the song was immediately added to the B list, and from there straight onto their prestigious A list. It remained there for weeks, reaching the No. 1 slot on their playlist chart!
The fantastic response continues with the second single HOME also being added to the PLANET ROCK playlist!
“The best songs on the record show a keen understanding of what makes drive-time radio tick, the judicious playing of Matt and his bandmates always serving the songs” - Planet Rock Magazine
“Mitchell has delivered an absolute masterpiece of a record that oozes class from start to finish and it comes highly recommended” - Fireworks Magazine
“Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts debut is, without doubt, an inspirational modern Rock and Roll record.” - RawMusicTV
“Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts challenge what classic rock can sound like.” - Moshville
“Full of songs of rare quality that come together to form an album that stands head and shoulders above its peers.” - DownTheFront
“If you like intelligent, emotive rock music then Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts should be on your shopping list!” - Musipedia Of Metal
Having already gone down a storm on a few select warm up shows, Matt is very much looking forward to taking these songs out on the road in 2019 and beyond!
The eponymous debut album from MATT MITCHELL & THE COLDHEARTS is available now at www.mattmitchellmusic.com.