Striking Matches is an American country music duo consisting of guitarists Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis.
2015: Nothing but the SilenceEdit
On a trip to Nashville, the music supervisor for the 2012 television series Nashville, Frankie Pine, heard Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmerman who performed for her at the office of Universal Publishing, and decided to use their songs on the show. "When the Right One Comes Along" became their first song to be featured in the show, and a total of six of their songs were featured in the first two seasons.
The duo became signed to the newly revived I.R.S. Records label, their debut album Nothing but the Silence, produced by T Bone Burnett, was released on March 22, 2015. The album debuted at No. 25 on the Top Country Albums chart, with 1,800 copies sold for its debut week.
The duo's music has been described as being found at "that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues". Regarded as a "countrified Civil Wars/Black Keys mix", Striking Matches employ tight vocal harmonies in their guitar-driven music.
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- ↑ Watch Striking Matches Shred Up 'Trouble Is as Trouble Does'. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ When The Right One Comes Along: How 'Nashville' Tells Stories In Song. NPR (May 13, 2013).
- ↑ John Oates, Striking Matches to play Ballet Ball 2015. The Tennessean. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ Helen Brown (21 Mar 2015). "Nothing But The Silence, Striking Matches, review: 'slick country storytelling'". The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11480915/Nothing-But-The-Silence-Striking-Matches-review-slick-country-storytelling.html.
- ↑ Striking Matches talk working with T Bone Burnett on their debut album. Music Radar. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ Bjorke, Matt (April 1, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For April 1, 2015". Roughstock. http://roughstock.com/news/2015/04/33971-country-album-chart-report-april-1-2015/. Sales figure given here
- ↑ Get to know Striking Matches from SI Swimsuit Launch Week!. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ Artists to Watch in 2015 – No. 2: Striking Matches. Taste of Country. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ Nothing But the Silence. Allmusic. Retrieved on March 4, 2015.
- ↑ Striking Matches | Hanging On A Lie | VEVO – Yahoo Screen. Yahoo! Screen. Retrieved on April 2, 2015.
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