Self released in July 2014, Roam is a solid folk punk offering from Philadelphia, PA based solo artist Matthew Charles.
1 Nothings Out Of Reach
4 Chain Reaction
5 Living In The Past
6 Young Boy
7 Let It Go
Stream/buy digital version of Roam here: https://matthewwilliamcharles.bandcamp.com/album/roam
After counting the miles on his odometer, it is clear that Matthew William Charles is a legitimate punk troubadour. For Matt, each mile recorded becomes another opportunity to share an extensive and impressive catalogue of honest and melodic acoustic punk songs. In Charles’ set list, listeners will find stark and relevant commentary on a host of societal, political, and personal issues. Don’t expect the typical political punk shout along from this artist. Charles touts an original style and delivery that is difficult to compare to any acoustic punk act that comes to mind. What does stand out, however, are the arrangements and the lyrical content. With each composition, Charles provides an introspective and thoughtful description of a world gone mad where desperation and hope intertwine into catchy choruses and intricate progressions. To conclude, if you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, if you’re not into yoga and you have half a brain, then you should check out Matthew William Charles’ latest release “Roam”.