Matty Long and The Loveguns share “Sunshine Love”
Matty Long and his band The Loveguns have just released their new single, “Sunshine Love”, to brighten up everyone after four months of semmingly eternal isolation. They tell us that “Sunshine Love” is about enjoying the sunshine, very much inspired by the Jimmy Hendrix sound. The song tells tales of a summer romance, and the short spaced fun times they have!
The band consist of Matty Long – Vocals and guitar, Gommo (Jack Gomm) – Bass, George Matthews – Guitar and Rhod Jones – Drums. They formed in July 2018 after meeting at university and released their debut single, “Ruby Funk”, in 2019. Since then, they have headlined the O2 Academy Islington, 93 Feet East and Cafe 1001, as well as having played at Tringfest 2018 and been playedon BBC 3 counties radio, Amazing radio, Radio Wigwam to name a few.
Talking about “Sunshine Love”, the boys told us: “We had actually only had a three hour rehearsal before our first gig and that was it. We wrote all the songs and everything! ‘Sunshine Love’ was recorded at our home studio, but was mastered by Tom Ashpitel of Dairy Studios, who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Elbow and The Manor. The band cite Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Father John Misty, The Eagles and The Beatles among their influences.