Attic Theory


From the ashes of ‘Matchstickmen’, ‘Limehawk’ and ‘Rain May Fall’… Comes ‘Attic Theory’ New name, new beginning for the Liverpudlian based rock band.

Matchstickmen, who released their second album ‘From Our Own Ashes’ at the end of 2016, decided it was time to change their name and give themselves a fresh start.

Remaining members of Matchstickmen (via Holier Than Thou Records) Lewis Wright and Peter Donnelly are joined by guitarists Tim Cunningham (Rain May Fall) and Matt Lawler, Kenny McArthur on bass and Matt Simon (Limehawk/Guns N’ Roses Tribute – Guns2 Roses) on drums.

The band continue their musical journey as ATTIC THEORY.

The new line-up will perform their self-proclaimed genre of Alternative Groove Rock, Attic Theory are as grungy as one can be without losing the rock ‘n’ roll charm.

The inspiration behind the name Attic Theory was taken from an episode of Elementary – a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson.

Vocalist Lewis Wright explains, “In an episode of the show, Sherlock states that the human brain is like an attic. A storage space for facts. But because that space is finite, it must be filled only with the things you need to be the best version of yourself. We thought this was fitting with everything that was going on and decided it was time to leave the past in the past – New name, new beginning”.

Since forming in 2017, the band have performed a selection of high profile support slots for Terrorvision, the Soapgirls, Saving Abel, Psycho Village, Tragedy, Derange and Seattle legends Candlebox and have performed at Rock N’ Roll Marathons, Biker Festivals and horror and tattoo Conventions across the country.

Attic Theory toured with Elvana (Elvis fronted Nirvana) at a variety of O2 Academy venues and hit the road with American Rockers, Tantric across the UK and Europe.

Attic Theory were crowned ‘BEST NEW BAND’ at Planet Rock Radios ‘The Rocks 2020’ awards.

’The Rocks’ is Planet Rock’s seventh annual celebration of the greatest British and international rock music and every single category at The Rocks is voted entirely by the fans!

After tens of thousands of votes from across the world, Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, The Who and Slash are also among the big winners at ’The Rocks 2020’.

“Best New Band’ is always one of the hardest fought categories”, vocalist Lewis Wright reflects on their win – “We are incredibly honored to take home the award for ‘Best New Band’. We could not have done this without the support of our fans… our ‘Theorists’, our family and our friends and everyone who voted for us. It means the world to us.

Here is Attic Theory performing ‘No Saints Amongst Us’ Live at O2 Academy Liverpool 2.

The band have also worked with music consultants Rob Town (Stampede PR, Panic Cell) and Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Wayward Sons) from Lightning In A Bottle to help get the best out of the band by attending workshops and monthly online consultations.

All members of Attic Theory have earned themselves an array of prominent gigs over the years, opening for acts such as Electric Six, The Quireboys, Graham Bonnet, INME, Taking Dawn, Uli Jon Roth, The Alarm, Skin, The Trews, Supersuckers, Crowbar, Diamondhead to name a few and have graced the same festival stages as Maximo Park, Reverend and the Makers, The Real Thing, John Power, Dodgy, John Head and Toploader plus many more. The band has also supported a number of high profile tribute acts including The Thin Lizzy Experience, Kings Ov Leon, Pearl Jem, Nirvana UK, Guns 2 Roses, Stone Temple Pirates, Angry Hair (Alice In Chains Tribute) and of course, Elvana.

Let’s see what Lewis Wright has to say about Vocalzone!

“When constantly gigging and touring, your voice can take a beating. Even after doing vocal warm-ups, you can still feel that your voice isn’t 100%. To combat this, I have used Vocalzone for years now. It helps me get my voice back to where it needs to be, for show after show of a tour”

Follow Attic Theory on either Songkick or Bandsintown to see where they will be appearing next!