Meet Matthew Tow: Frontman of the Aussie Rockers the Lovetones Talks About His Latest Album, Dimensions
When the Aussie rockers, the Lovetones released their debut album, Be What You Want, in 2003 through Bomp! Records the critics freaked out. Rolling Stone hailed Matthew Tow' as being worthy of wearing paisley on Caranby Street and hanging out with Ray Davies. Three albums later, the Lovetones haven't lost any of their magic. They will be bringing their classic, psychedelic, 1960s influenced sound back to Los Angeles. The Lovetones will be playing at the Spaceland tonight, and gracing the Redwood Bar tomorrow. Last weekend lead singer and founding member, Matthew Tow, was kind enough to give us a few moments of his time. Here is some of what was said. What made you pick up an instrument? How old were you?
Well, we were made to play piano when we were really young by our Mum, but it wasn't until I was fourteen, when I fell in love with the guitar. That's when I heard the Smiths for the first time. When I was in my early teens there were a lot of great bands coming from England. I got totally into Bill Bragg. He was a big influence.