Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset

Continuing our series of written interviews with unsigned and independent acts, we had the opportunity to submit questions to Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset.

How did you form?

I needed a backing band for some dates to launch my solo debut record, Songs for Catherine Anne (2016). I always liked __Name__ & The __Band___ artist  names like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers or Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and I liked the alliteration of the phrase “corvette sunset”. After a few shows it felt like we had something more than a singer and backing band vibe, so everyone agreed on becoming a band. It’s been a real treat to work with the guys in the band, we’ve developed that electric rock n roll energy I’ve always wanted to have. 

How would you describe your music?

A mix of Elvis Costello’s sarcasm and energy, Tom Petty’s craft and showmanship, Ryan Adam’s emotion, and a sprinkling of The Arctic Monkeys. 

How did your latest track come about?

Rescue Ship started as my take on Queens of the Stone Age, a sludgy meditation on depression and loneliness. Gradually, we peeled away the distortion until it became this slinky little number, a bit of a come-on while sinking through the depths of despair.

Are you planning any future releases?

Yes! We are currently writing new tunes, but next down the pipe will be a music video for Rescue Ship (check our social media in early March!) and a release of the next single/video off our album “Half Girl Half Ghost” called It Won’t Happen Again later in the spring. For now, you can stream the whole album over at

What are your live gigs like?

A white leather jacket peacock strut, Elvis Costello buckled knees, handclaps, laughter, obligatory face melting solo, audience participation; beautiful rock and roll energy.

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Twitter: @mattsteelemusic

Jamie Dyer

University Of Chichester alumnus Jamie Dyer, is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand. In his spare time, he enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, watching Basketball and collecting vinyl records.

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