Subscribe
Punk Online – Voted Best Indie Site 2017

MATT RATT – ‘Old Songs’ EP Review

MATT RATT – Old Songs

matt-rattFrom deepest, darkest Stockton, California comes the acoustic punk of Matt Ratt. His recently released EP, Old Songs opens with Change where the acoustic guitar supports a well delivered lyric with melody and no lack of latent power – you can imaging the track with full band treatment and it’s a good one!

Cheap Beer And Wine opens with a softly strummed guitar and builds into a ballad lamenting a broken relationship full of irony, sadness and depression. Matt Ratt crafts pop-punk songs stripped down to voice and guitar that are easy on the ear!

He goes for a faster tempo and NoFX type sound on Dead Man Park whereas Man maintains the past with a more wistful vocal.

The longer storytelling effort on So Long is a personal story (Ratt does these well) with a rabble-rousing chorus but the six and three-quarter minute Memory is the stand-out track on the eight song EP. It is full of self-remorse and apologies to those close to him and it works really well as an acoustic ballad.

1000 Miles punches things up with a faster riff and it leads to the closer Stockton Belongs To Me – a riff on the Cock Sparrer anthem with some clever lyric swaps! Matt Ratt is a welcome addition to the singer/songwriter/acoustic punk family  – Have a listen to Old Songs here: https://mattratt.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Newsletter

Punk Online

All views and opinions are entirely our own.

We aim to be as accurate as possible with gig dates and venues but cannot be held responsible if any are incorrect. Please check with the venues if you are unsure.

X