Snow Patrol’s Nathan Connelly fronts Little Matador, the latest act poised to strike with absolute precision. This self-titled release opens with Stitch Yourself Up, a lovely balance of gritty rock and roll and a peppering of indie-pop hook. Following tracks Reason and Shatter cement a magnificent opening to the record before diverting and going in a different direction with tracks Boom Boom and The Night, each hauntingly satisfying all musical senses respectively.
Gimme All You Got and This Crooked World are both stand-out as the record closes with all the ingredients to chart whilst the sobering Leaving Anyway could prove to be the dark horse. A mesmerising debut. Mark Dunn, GiggingNI.com