“EVEN I HAVE A HARD TIME DESCRIBING THIS ALBUM,” MATTHEW STUBBS ADMITS. “PEOPLE HEAR IT AND ASK, ‘WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS THIS?’ NO IDEA! AND I’M HAPPY ABOUT THAT.”AS HE SHOULD BE. THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT FROM MATTHEW STUBBS & THE ANTIGUAS IS A DIVERSE AND PROPULSIVE AFFAIR, COMBINING PSYCH ROCK WITH GARAGE ROCK, ACID BLUES AND AFROBEAT. AS A WHOLE, THE ALBUM ALSO FEELS CINEMATIC, LIKE A GREAT SOUNDTRACK TO AN UNDERGROUND FILM (WITNESS THE ALBUM FINALE “TARANTINO”).
YOU CAN ALSO HEAR MORE MODERN PRODUCTION INFLUENCES FROM THE LIKES OF BECK AND TOM WAITS. AMAZINGLY, THIS MELANGE OF STYLES IS ALL ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT VOCALS
Julie is a force of a nature. She’s has won numerous Boston Music awards and it won”t be long before the world knows of Julie. She’s got a blues soul vibe with a voice of that screams joy and sorrow. Her band is funky and rocking with a dose of mean slide guitar.