Old Souls is the new record from rock and roll troubadour Matty James Cassidy.

And the singer songwriter can’t wait to showcase a feisty new set later this month.

Rich melodies and addictive storytelling are at the heart of an album set for release via Pirate Heart Records on August 28.

But Cassidy doesn’t claim to be anything more than a devotee to authenticity on a record rooted in admirable honesty.

“While there’s country, blues, folk, punk and all sorts happening on this album, the result, to me, is just a straight up rock n’ roll record,” he said.

“And that’s something you don’t hear a lot of these days. 

“I’m keeping it honest and song orientated with a few twists and turns. 

“It’s not about reinventing the wheel. I’m just keeping it well oiled.”

Elements of Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour and classic Quireboys are fused with The Faces’ soul to create a throwback to party-starting bar room rock and roll.

And Northern Irishman Cassidy added: “Sometimes songs play out in your head like short films.

“You can see the colours, picture the scene and imagine the world-weary characters…maybe they are the Old Souls.”

For further details and to pre-order Old Souls visit mattyjamescassidy.com

Main image by Ronan McGrade