FROM THE ASHES OF ‘MATCHSTICKMEN’ AND ‘RAIN MAY FALL’… COMES ‘ATTIC THEORY’
New name, new beginning for the Liverpudlian based rock band
Matchstickmen, who released their second album ‘From Our Own Ashes’ at the end of 2016, decided it was time to change their name and give themselves a fresh start.
Remaining members of Matchstickmen, Lewis Wright, Peter Donnelly and ’25 Hours and 5 minutes Party’ Dave Hornby are joined by guitarist Tim Cunningham (Rain May Fall) and Kenny McArthur on bass and will continue their journey as ATTIC THEORY. The new line-up will perform their self-proclaimed genre of Sex-Groove Rock. Heavy hitters in the local scene, Attic Theory are as grungy as one can be without losing the rock 'n' roll charm.
The inspiration behind the name Attic Theory was taken from an episode of Elementary – a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.
Vocalist Lewis Wright explains, “In an episode of the show, Sherlock states that the human brain is like an attic. A storage space for facts. But because that space is finite, it must be filled only with the things you need to be the best version of yourself. We thought this was fitting with everything that was going on and decided it was time to leave the past in the past - New name, new beginning”.
Attic Theory have performed shows at O2 Academy venues, Rock N' Roll Marathons and tattoo Conventions and earned themselves an array of prominent gigs over the years opening for acts such as Electric Six, The Quireboys, Graham Bonnet, INME, Taking Dawn, Uli Jon Roth, The Alarm, Skin, The Trews, Supersuckers, Crowbar, Diamondhead to name a few and have graced the same festival stages as Reverend and the Makers, The Real Thing, John Power, Dodgy, John Head and Toploader plus many more. The band has also supported a number of high profile tribute acts including The Thin Lizzy Experience, Kings Ov Leon, Pearl Jem, Novana, Guns 2 Roses, Stone Temple Pirates and will be performing a selection of dates with Tragedy and Elvana.
In the coming months, Attic Theory will supporting The Soap Girls and Saving Abel and will be releasing new material.
Attic Theory are...
From Front To Back:
Peter Donnelly - Guitar
Kenneth McArthur - Bass
'25 hours & 5 minutes Party' Dave Hornby - Drums
Tim Cunningham - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Lewis Wright - Vocals