Review by Ivor Whitten for MPM
Dea Matrona, formed out of a school friendship, are Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe, who have been honing their skills playing not only gigs, supporting the likes of John Corabi and Status Quo and headlining their own gigs with many filling to capacity, but they have also been busking in between.
Hard working and determined they play a mix of their own tunes and cover some iconic rock tunes like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Walk This Way”.
They have now just released their single “So Damn Dangerous”, which many will agree is a solid head turning coming of age moment as the tune is so well delivered.
“So Damn Dangerous” has that easy southern blues rock swagger with slow intoxicating beats and riffs that just brings to mind being out on the road with the top down on a lazy sunny day. Kicking off with a solid slow drum beat and symbiotic low bass vibe to create a perfect groove for a distinctive guitar sound that just swirls round allowing Mollie’s smooth vocals to softly guide you along.
Mollie‘s soft husky vocal style brings to mind a young Stevie Nicks. Orlaith’s backing vocals slip in and out with perfect timing and pitch and her guitar work is just superbly catchy with that chunky blues feel.
After all the hard work they have been putting in over the past few years, and this single track is proof that they are now hitting that level of music and song writing that marks them out as a serious band to watch rise and rise.
The single is out now https://amzn.to/3BL0kvW and other digital outlets. Its a perfect slow rocking tune for summer with that replayability that will have you listening to it again and again.
It simply should be in your music collection.