Gambles

Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as Gambles in August 2012 with no goal or motive other than the past few years needed addressing, and things that had gone unsaid for too long needed saying. “Trust”, the first song released publicly, came together quickly and spontaneously between friends. Nicolas Vernhes and Matthew (long time close friends & collaborators) were enjoying a late night at the Rare Book Room where Vernhes keeps a recording studio, label, and home. Towards the end of the evening the two ended up downstairs in the studio where “Trust” was sang in a single take, and with no words written. “I think I just needed to say all of those things in that way, and it sort of just happened – and there is nobody else I trust as much as Nico, besides myself, to be in the right place, to say them.”

“Trust was just the beginning – I think a new process for me began that night, and I realized I didn’t need to sit down and really think about it too hard, it just had to happen. there’s about 20 or so other songs which came together a lot like that. it’s all stuff I’ve lived, a lot of it is pretty hard to hear played back – but that sort of told me I was going in the right direction.” Gambles is the end of a process and of many processes, the end of choices and the removal of style, the end of endlessness and self-doubt. Gambles is music and people, boiled down, pressed dry, sliced thin, and left to dry. Yet it’s clear that for Matthew, Gambles is also everything, a life-saving perspective into events that demand to be acknowledged, registered, declared and when ready, left.

Past Shows


Oct
25
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
25
th
2013
7th St Entry

Those Darlins

with Gambles and Pink Mink

More Shows

Oct
25
th
Turf Club

The California Honeydrops

Oct
14
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Alexander 23

with renforshort
Oct
9
th
Turf Club

Bumpin Uglies

with Kyle Smith
Oct
7
th
Turf Club

Danielle Nicole