Once Australia’s best kept secret, guitar-wielding troubadour Joe Matera drops another hardrocking single
Once he was Australia’s ‘best kept secret’. Joe Matera, guitar-wielding troubadour whose musical prowess informed his secondary career, as a music journalist who could dig prodigiously beyond the norm.
Since then, Joe’s career(s) has scattered gloriously; a succession of arresting singles and albums, performing alongside and collaborating with such a wide body of artists, from Steve Harley and Swedish hard rockers Rough Rockers to, vital to this release, Don Powell of Slade, who provided the all-important percussive hammer in Joe’s latest single release, ‘Inside Looking Out.’
The track was recorded remotely due to lockdown via three countries, Don Powell (drums) in Denmark, Janne Borgh (bass) in Sweden and Joe (vocals, guitars and keyboards) in Australia. The song’s title might echo a long-lost thump of Grand Funk Railroad but ‘Inside Looking Out’ is an infectious grower with a subtle fringe which sits in the undertone before exploding wildly in a short blistering guitar outburst.