ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No. 39 Matt Maltese

As 2015 quickly becomes another year of singer-songwriter dominance, we introduce another solo artist looking to make their mark on the year ahead.

London-via-Reading-based Matt Maltese has managed to gain a modest fanbase over the last few years and with the impending release of his new single 'Even If It's A Lie', it looks like the young 19-year-old could see his following erupt.

With praise and appreciation coming from the likes of Amazing Radio in the last few weeks, 'Even If It's A Lie' takes the heart-wrenching vocal style of Jeff Buckley and uses it to create a beautifully written song that fits well within today's contemporary comparisons.

Matt Maltese will be supporting Tom Williams, of Tom Williams & The Boat fame, at Reading's Rising Sun Arts Centre on the 24th April, preceding the release of his new single 'Even If It's A Lie' on the 27th April. Have a listen to it in the player below.