Matt Mitchell & the Coldhearts

1. Black Diamonds
2. Home
3. On & On
4. Dare You To Watch
5. Kings & Queens
6. Unavailable
7. Do You Wanna Be My God
8. Old Enough & Ugly Enough
9. Wave Goodbye
10. Everything To You
11. Keep Me Safe
12. Waiting For The Sun

Vocals & Guitars - Matt Mitchell
Guitars - Mauro Laconi
Bass - Dom Ladd
Drums - Matt Cherry
Keys - Stevie Watts


Lidia Alonso - Cello
Rupert Cobb - Trumpet
Francois Deville - Lap steel

Recorded at Rockfield Studios Engineered by Nick Brine
Additional Engineer - Chris Daniels
Assistant - Jack Boston
Mixed by Sam Miller
Mastered by Chris Daniels
Art & Graphics - Tom Heron
Produced by Matt Mitchell

Released 2019-05-31
Reviewed 2019-06-08


Matt Mitchell and his Coldhearts release a debut album with a cool artwork, an artwork that I like. And I have liked the Furyon albums that I have reviewed, albums that have been featuring Mitchell. I read in the press material that Furyon was put on ice and Mitchell had been doing some blues rock with the band Colours of Noise that ended after one album and some touring and now it is Mitchell & The Coldhearts. A dozen tracks are on offer, two bonus tracks on a special edition CD. So what about it, is it a good album?

It is a classic rock album, styled in the classic rock format without really daring to think anything outside the box. It is tried and tested methods and Mitchell sounds like any classic rock singer, and the sounds are also the same as many others have done before. Decent variation over the tracks but the tempo is on the lower side so some parts of the album feel a tad bland, maybe even tired. The sound is okay but nothing really special can be said about the production here, there are much better craftsmen out there, but also many that are much worse – Mitchell ends up on the top half, barely.

You will not be too disappointed with this album, I doubt that anyone will really dislike it – it is too good for that. But if you had expected something of Furyon’s quality you will be disappointed as it is nowhere near as good as that, I would ice this project and focus on Furyon if I was Mitchell. This debut is an album that is good but would need some more really strong choruses like the one in Do You Wanna Be My God, a bit more tempo and much more energy. This album lacks hit songs, plain and simple, it is good but could have been a lot better with one or two outstanding hit songs.

If you like classic rock music you will like this album, it is as simple as that. It is a rather good effort but nothing that will make much of a mark, in a short while it will be amongst all those other albums that no one will ever remember – of course there will always be some who finds it appealing and for them it might be memorable but in the end I think that Mitchell and his Coldhearts make a good album that lacks that little extra which makes a good album great.




Label: MMRecordingworks
Three similar bands: Pride/Furyon/Colour of Noise

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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