New name, new beginning for the Liverpudlian based rock band.
Matchstickmen, who released their second album ‘From Our Own Ashes’ (via Holier Than Thou Records) decided it was time to change their name and give themselves a fresh start.
Remaining members of Matchstickmen, Lewis Wright and Peter Donnelly are joined by guitarist Tim Cunningham (Rain May Fall), Kenny McArthur on bass and Matt Simon (Limehawk/Guns N’ Roses Tribute – Guns2 Roses) on drums.
The band continue their musical journey as ATTIC THEORY.
The new line-up will perform their self-proclaimed genre of Alternative Groove Rock. Heavy hitters in the local scene, Attic Theory are as grungy as one can be without losing the rock ‘n’ roll charm.
The inspiration behind the name Attic Theory was taken from an episode of Elementary – a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.
Vocalist Lewis Wright explains, “In an episode of the show, Sherlock states that the human brain is like an attic. A storage space for facts. But because that space is finite, it must be filled only with the things you need to be the best version of yourself. We thought this was fitting with everything that was going on and decided it was time to leave the past in the past – New name, new beginning”.
Since forming in 2017, the band have performed a selection of high profile support slots for The Soapgirls, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Tragedy, Derange, Elvana and Seattle legends Candlebox and have performed at Rock N’ Roll Marathons, Biker Festivals and horror and tattoo Conventions across the country.
Attic Theory toured with Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana) at a variety of O2 Academy venues and are about to hit the road with American Rockers, Tantric across the UK and Europe.
All members of Attic Theory have earned themselves an array of prominent gigs over the years, opening for acts such as Electric Six, The Quireboys, Graham Bonnet, INME, Taking Dawn, Uli Jon Roth, The Alarm, Skin, The Trews, Supersuckers, Crowbar, Diamondhead to name a few and have graced the same festival stages as Reverend and the Makers, The Real Thing, John Power, Dodgy, John Head and Toploader plus many more.
Following the release of their debut single ‘Saints Among Us’, which has over 20,000 streams on Spotify alone, Liverpool based Alternative Groove-Rock band, Attic Theory are back with their second single ‘My Own Design’!
To make the new single a reality, Attic Theory enrolled the help of their fans and held a Facebook fundraiser.
The band asked ‘Theorists’, the name the band has given to their fans, to help them raise the funds to record the single. Lead vocalist Lew Wright commented “We were overwhelmed and humbled by the donations that we received, especially when one of the ‘Theorists’ that donated was Kev Martin from Candlebox! Kev is one of my favourite singers of all time! We are so thankful to him and every ‘Theorist’ that donated and made the new single possible”.
Produced by Loïc Gaillard and recorded at one of the most in demand recording studios in Liverpool, The Motor Museum.
‘My Own Design’ is Attic Theory’s second single but is the first track released with new drummer Matt Simon. Matt was a long serving member of Limehawk and Guns N’ Roses Tribute, Guns 2 Roses. Matt commented “Within weeks of me joining Attic Theory, we were booked into the studio to record the ballsy rock single ‘My Own Design’… I immediately knew this band meant business!”
Tour dates with Tantric:
03.12.19 – Southampton, UK – The Brook
04.12.19 – Swansea, Wales, UK – The Bunkhouse
05.12.19 – London, UK – The Unicorn, Camden
06.12.19 – Oss, Netherlands – Café Lollipop
07.12.19 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg 
08.12.19 – Siegburg, Germany – Kubana Live Club
09.12.19 – Munich- Backstage
10.12.19 – Vienna, Austria – REPLUGGED
12.12.19 – Marseille, France – Le Molotov
13.12.19 – Aarburg, Switzerland – Musigburg