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’ (via Holier Than Thou Records) decided it was time to change their name and give themselves a fresh start.
Remaining members of Matchstickmen, Lewis Wright and Peter Donnelly 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 Alternative 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”.
In the past year, the band have performed high profile support slots for The Soapgirls, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Derange and Elvana and performed at Rock N' Roll Marathons, Biker Festivals and horror and tattoo Conventions across the country.
Attic Theory toured with Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana) at a variety of O2 Academy venues and are about to support Seattle legends, Candlebox.
The band are also working with Rob Town (Stampede PR) and Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Wayward Sons) from Lightning In A Bottle to help get the best out of the band, our music and officially launch their debut EP.
All members of Attic Theory have 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, Nirvana UK, Guns 2 Roses, Stone Temple Pirates and of course, Elvana.
Attic Theory are...
From Top To Bottom:
Peter Donnelly - Guitar
Tim Cunningham - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Lewis Wright - Vocals
Kenneth McArthur - Bass
'25 hours & 5 minutes Party' Dave Hornby - Drums