Sticks & Stones is the uplifting lead single taken from N. Irish troubadour Matty James‘ forthcoming second album; The Road To No Town. This infectious country rock anthem will be released as a digital single through iTunes on Friday 18th March. Those who pre-order now will also receive an exclusive B-side track entitled Growing Up The Long Way that isn’t available anywhere else. The new LP is set for release April 2016 on Pirate Heart Records / Cargo Records.
A video for the song was launched on YouTube last year and sees James hitchhiking to ‘No Town’, meeting strange characters and even jumping on the back of an old tractor to make it to the show.
“To pen an album’s worth of strong songs is no mean feat but Matty James makes it look simple.” – Uber Rock
The Road To No Town was funded by fans through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign, reaching it’s target in just 4 days and finishing on a staggering 218% of it’s goal. The project featured many exclusives including a limited edition bonus acoustic record. To celebrate, Matty hit the road across the UK in December with full backing band The Irregulars for the first time. After relentless touring over the last two years with only a guitar for company, the electrifying show made quite a stir with more to come in 2016. We may also expect solo acoustic tours of the UK and Europe around the album’s release.