Nashville Pamphleteer/Music for all
''Living the Dream is a groovy departure from the slightly heavier, darker sounds of their last album. This time, they offer up an inspiring dream themed journey punctuated with epic guitar and synth solos. The husband and wife duo Matthew and Doris Melton are joined by Billy Odyssey on drums.''
Raven Sings the Blues
''Matthew Melton has proven nothing if not mercurial over the years. He’s always been a fixture of the kind of garage that’s beaten and bruised, though doggedly interested in the details. Emerging from the twin spires of smoke-choked garage – Snake Flower 2 and Bare Wires – he dove headlong into the pristine clean of Warm Soda’s power pop with occasional digressions back into garage in his solo work and with short-run stompers Pleasers. So here we stand again on the precipice of another change and this time Melton sheds a great deal of those garage pasts to embrace the blacklit arms of prog and proto-metal.''
''Matthew Melton has spent the last few years fronting great garage-y power pop outfit Warm Soda (and Bare Wires before that). He's put that band to bed and formed Dream Machine with his wife, Doris, heading into new sonic territory -- that of heavy, organ-fueled prog and psych. The new band's debut album, The Illusion, will be out May 19 via Castle Face and we'll let label head (and Thee Oh Sees frontman) John Dwyer tell you a little more about it:
''When Matthew Melton told us he had two brand new records for us to hear, a final Warm Soda record as well as a new band with his wife Doris called Dream Machine, I must admit there was a little sadness that Warm Soda had run its course. Then I put on Dream Machine and poof, a puff of smoke and a familiar looking magician appears, beckoning for me to jump through his top hat and we’re off! The vibe makes a deft jump from Warm Soda’s terse power pop to tongue in groove swinging proto-metal a la Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Heart, and more than a hint of LA’s dark masters The Doors…Doris absolutely murders the organ all over this thing, along with some perfectly placed synthesiser pepper - it’s just jammed with hooks and pulsing vintage vibes but in an unassailably clever and accomplished manner.''''
The Fire Note
Take me back Matthew Melton! That is what lo-fi master Melton and his new band with his wife Doris, called Dream Machine, is all about. This power pop number, “All For A Chance,” comes complete with a groovy organ and will time warp you to the 70’s for a psychedelic spin. The song moves, spins, dances and if you turn it up – completely jams!