Review: Matt Van Schie - Balmy Nights

Matt Van SchieBalmy Nights Bandroom Records

Matt Van Schie is some what of a musical Casanova.

Up until now Van Schie would be best known as the tall bloke from Sydney outfit, Van She.

However, after a first listen to his debut solo EP, Van Schie could well find himself catapulted onto ‘the next best thing’ list.

Balmy Nights is a highly produced release that is as clever as it is enjoyable.

While there are similarities to Van She’s sound, more than a hint of 80s synth influence, a drop in tempo, focus on harmonies and cute lyrics are enough to avoid further comparisons.

Balmy Nights is a solid first effort for Van Schie.

Three and a half stars