"the matinee idles" is a Kevin Barry project abley accompanied by 5 creative musicians for live performances.
Kevin is the lead singer/writer & producer of "the matinee idles"
Kevin is currently working on the next record which will be released under the name "the matinee idles" to be released in 2012 the first single & video of “Everything” was released on iTunes,Napster,Amazon etc......
Kevin just signed a publishing deal for the song "everything" with a music publisher in the USA this track is from his upcoming album "situations". This is the third song to be signed to a publisher in the USA
the video for this song was nominated for an IMTV award and has since been signed to an L.A. publisher
see the video for it here
he signed a 3 year deal for 2 of his songs from his first album "Looking for Murphy" to a Hollywood publisher who have worked with ABC,Warner,Sony etc.....
What the critics have said about Kevin’s solo debut album “Looking for Murphy”2008:
“Kevin plays and experiments with sounds and instruments in his songs to provide the listener with a unique but compelling musical experience….. This an album of the highest quality forged in the fire found only in the belly of someone who really believes in what they do. Buy it..." Music Review UK
“The first thing you notice when you listen to Looking For Murphy is Kevin Barry's voice, bruised, battered but utterly brilliant…… each listen to the record reaps new rewards…” Hot Press Ireland
“Songwriter whose powerful voice and thoughtful lyrics have finally begun to attract the kind of acclaim he deserves…."
Critics reviews of "everything" from upcoming album "situations"
Music Review unsigned-T revor Halpin
Dublin Singer songwriter Kevin Barry put together The Matinee Idles in 2008 after the release of his debut solo album "Looking for Murphy" The Matinee Idles are a seven piece outfit, they all have equal musical craft and qualities as this can be heard on their new single Everything, the powerful voice of Kevin on the song "Everything" is used in a very deep and passionate way, it almost is at one with every note and chord progression, I like dynamics in the song as they really lift the melody, it’s like a breath of fresh musical air to the ears, folk with strings of rock tones would sum up this song, plus the bonus DVD that comes with the single is enjoyable viewing too!
Review by T.Halpin
Music reviewer Davidokeffe.com
One great song is Everything, by Dublin 5-piece The Matinee Idles(a kevin barry project). I’ll be honest, I was directed to this by the lovely folks at HYPERLINK "http://www.army-of-id.com/" \t "_blank" Army of ID, who crafted and put together the picturesque and intriguing video for the song. The four minute track was visually directed by ARMY of ID this band are sure to make it big, after hearing this musical snippet. It’s worth checking out, and pay attention to the imagery- it’s quite interesting. And yes, that is the Dublin pub The Stag’s Head.
released 22 September 2012