Soft Power is a Melbourne trio led by guitarist/composer Matthew Roche that continues to find meaning in stories left unsaid. An all-instrumental outfit, they seek to challenge expectations associated with pop music and the spoken word whilst re-framing it through an improvisatory lens they collectively call “post-rock jazz”.
Since the release of “Easy Listening” (Newmarket Music 2018) and “A Breath Is Like a Swinging Door” (Independent 2017), Soft Power have transfixed audiences nationally with their down tempo jazz grooves, art rock vibes and meditative improvisations. Featuring Oscar Neyland on double bass and Christopher Cameron on drums, Soft Power is an improvised soundtrack to a utopian world. Now with album launch tours in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and a performance at MONA already under their belt, Soft Power are ready to stride into 2019 with their own quiet revolution.
Celebrating the launch of their new single ‘Counting Sheep’ (available online July 19th), Soft Power perform at The Gasometer Hotel (Upstairs) on Thursday August 8 with support by Mel Taylor and Alister.