Album: Matt Andersen & The Mellotones: Live at Olympic Hall
Release Date: May 25, 2018
New Brunswick blues artist Matt Andersen has released a live 9 track album from his performance at Olympic Hall. With his signature sound backed by the excitement of the audience, the listener gets a sneak peek of what it’s like to be at one of his shows.
He kicked the album off with Weightless, a guitar-heavy track that packs a punch. With The Mellotones accompanying him, his normal, sit down, softer show takes a backseat to the full force of an epic, band backed performance. The audience’s excitement grows throughout the album, lending an ambience to the sound that is nearly impossible to experience outside of a concert. You can feel the connection made with the audience and almost feel like you were apart of it. Besides the fact that you can pretend you were at the show when listening to the album, you can hear just how talented Andersen and The Mellotones are without editing their sound in the slightest.
Overall, the album is a testament to the true talent possessed by the band. It’s the next best thing to actually attending a live show, with the added benefit of listening to it wherever, whenever.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.