After three consecutive Top 5 albums, 750,000 sales and three sold-out headline tours, The Overtones continue to reboot classic sounds for contemporary audiences. February 9 sees the release of their fourth collection 'Sweet Soul Music' on Warner Music Entertainment.
Recorded at Sarm Studios with producer Julian Hinton (Seal, Rumer, Trevor Horn), 'Sweet Soul Music' is a tribute to doo-wop and soul pioneers such as The Drifters, Al Green, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, artists that The Overtones grew up listening to and who have influenced them throughout their career. The Overtones transport their audience back to the heady 1960s, when ground-breaking television shows on both sides of the Atlantic like 'Ready Steady Go' and 'The Tami Show' launched such era-defining artists as James Brown, The Temptations, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Supremes.
"They're all classic songs which ruled the airwaves," says Timmy Matley. "It's been a real pleasure to take on these big songs, we've stretched our voices - our vocal abilities, our harmonies, our whole approach and moved into a different gear."