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All Country News Spotlight On Rising Group Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs

Energetic music that makes you tap your foot and start to dance - that's the kind of music you dream your upstairs neighbors would play - and that's exactly what you get when you listen to Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs. Originally a formed in Denver, Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs relaunched a new iteration of the group with Greta Propp when Matt Rouch moved to Cincinnati in 2022. The band kept the same "folk rock, alternative country" playing style - or "y'all-ternative" as coined by their fans.

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This group brings a new soft folk edge to the country scene. To get a taste of their unique sound inspired by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Midland, and Jason Isbell - take a listen to their smash song "Already Yours".

The sweet acoustic driven track narrates the sweet story of falling head over heels in love. The humble song perfectly blends bluegrass, folk with hints of country. Bright and sweet, the song makes listeners want to dance in the kitchen.

In addition to the sound of country music, other musical inspirations behind Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs include The Decemberists, Colin Meloy, The Avett Brothers, and many singer-songwriters including but not limited to Iron and Wine, Elliott Smith, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Milk Carton Kids, and Nick Drake. This unique blend of influence has created an enjoyably smooth sound that pairs well with any country or folk playlist.

Their classic throwback songs combined with a modern twist are all written from the heart. You can hear the acoustic beauty throughout every one of their tracks, making it nearly impossible to pick a favorite song of theirs. Another example of the bands incredible talent is wrapped up in their song Adelaide which has won an IMEA Music Award for Folk Song of the Year in 2018.

The band has some hefty goals for the new year, including establishing a strong local presence in Cincinnati and beyond while recording and releasing new songs with new band members. Don't miss a beat as they continue to write and tour their lively and catchy tunes, and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok!


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