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Andrew Matters from William Street Strikers yarns about music and his new album Lavender Marriage

Andrew Matters from the William Street Strikers had a chat to Wendy from “Friends With Wendy and Pete” about their upcoming new album ‘Lavender Marriage’.

In the early 90's, Andrew was probably best known as the "Morrison-like" front man (Jim, not Scott 😄) of Neptune Lolly Shoppe. Fast forward to now, with William Street Strikers, and Andrew's intelligence, eloquence and insight have seen him become a rock in the changing tides of Australia's music scene.

William Street Strikers are back with their 7th record and after the success of the physical product that they’ve always cut their albums to, they’ve made another disc that’s out in May called Lavender Marriage.

As usual, this new album follows no pattern and is another left turn in the cannon of material they’ve released.

Mainstay and songwriter Andrew Matters and the band of regular and guest musicians have recorded six new songs which range from crunchy rock, Australian desert country, a raw piano ballad and some Latin surf rock. The variety of the record is the only consistent feature of a band whose been consistently genre agnostic.

The live performance of the band has always been of a high energy, tight set put together with a strong sense of theatre, impactful music and storytelling. As always they’ll be looking forward to the shows.

William Street Strikers previous album Baltimore Train has been getting great reviews, and airplay from community radio, DJ’s and fans who’ve followed the band through their previous two L.P’s and 3 E.P’s.


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