With a new album to be recorded in summer Matthews Southern Comfort will return to the UK for a brief tour.. July 31st: Putney, London – Half Moon August 1st: Nr. Fareham, Hampshire – Wickham Festival August 2nd: Hailsham, East Sussex – Hailsham Pavilion
Fri. 26th. Kirton Lindsay – Town Hall. UK
Sun. 28th. Pontefract – Iain Matthews book launch “Thro’ My Eyes – a memoir”
Mon. 29th. Pontefract, Tap & Barrel. UK
Tue. 30th. Bilston – Robin 2. UK (w/ Magna Carta)
.. If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews as a deserving nominee… read here what Rick Bayles writes about ‘Thro’ my Eyes’.
And another review ‘Like a Radio’ in UK Magazine R&R Oz Hardwick writes:
“.. Though Iain Matthews is the only constant in this new line-up, his revival of the name signals a return, not some retro retread! The all Dutch band displays tasteful virtuosity throughout.. as with the first version of the band though ‘Like a Radio is all about the voices.. the material too is first rate.. these are songs to hold the listener with both lyrics and arrangements and with choruses that you find yourself humming days later..