While on my hols in Vancouver, my cousin Mark gave me a couple of CD’s of his friend Pete’s roots rock band The Matinée. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but after listening to both CD’s, I really love their music. The Matinée MySpace page references the Kings of Leon, The Black Crowes and old Bruce Springsteen to describe their sound and that’s about right. Since hearing the CD’s I’ve been playing them non-stop and they’ve proven a big hit in the Virgin Money studio too. My favourite song is ‘The Road’ – watch the live version above and enjoy (if you want a little smile to yourself, look at the stop-motion version of ‘The Road’ here). Oh, and iTunes has their album (and other songs including ‘The Road’) if you want to listen to more.