Striking Matches是由吉他手/作曲家Sarah Zimmermann和Justin Davis组成的美国二人组。
Zimmermann和Davis 在2007年在纳什维尔的 贝尔蒙特大学举行的吉他研讨会上开会，他们的才华横溢，并开始磨练他们的歌曲创作和表演技巧。此后不久，他们退出学校，全职从事音乐事业。两人在纳什维尔的蓝鸟咖啡馆（BluebirdCafé）首次亮相。他们在2012年10月发布了自己的同名EP。
在前往纳什维尔的旅途中，电视连续剧纳什维尔的音乐总监弗兰基·派恩（Frankie Pine）听到了贾斯汀·戴维斯（Justin Davis）和莎拉·齐默尔曼（Sarah Zimmermann）在环球唱片公司为她表演的音乐，并决定在节目中使用他们的歌曲。“当合适的人来时”成为他们的第一首歌出现在节目中， 并且他们的歌曲中的九首都出现在节目的四个季节中。
两人与新近恢复的IRS唱片公司签约，他们的首张专辑Nothing but the Silence由T Bone Burnett制作，于2015年3月22日发行。专辑在Top 25上首次亮相。国家专辑排行榜，首周售出1800张。它在英国乡村iTunes上也排名第一。
Striking Matches计划在2019年和2020年发行一系列三张EP，标题为Morning，Noon和Night。Striking Matches于2019年5月发行了新的EP，《Morning》，这是他们离开Capitol Records之后的首张专辑。该小组在发行EP之前于2019年4月为歌曲“ Do n’t Hold Back”发行了音乐视频。该视频由Casey Pierce导演。
两人于2019年9月发行即将到来的EP Noon的第二首单曲“ Say What You Wanna”。Noon将于2019年11月15日发行。
二人的音乐被描述为“在乡村，摇滚和布鲁斯交汇处的那个甜蜜的地方”。被视为“ 内战强化/ 黑键组合”的“打击比赛”在吉他驱动的音乐中采用紧密的人声和声。
Striking Matches is an American duo consisting of guitarists/songwriters Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis.
Meeting in a guitar seminar class at Nashville’s Belmont University in 2007, Zimmermann and Davis combined their talents and began honing their songwriting and performance skills. Shortly thereafter, they quit school to pursue their music career full-time. The duo made their performing debut at Nashville’s Bluebird Café. They self-released a self-titled EP in October 2012.
2012: Nashville (TV Show)
On a trip to Nashville, the music supervisor for the television series Nashville, Frankie Pine, heard Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann who performed for her at the office of Universal Publishing, and decided to use their songs on the show. “When the Right One Comes Along” became their first song to be featured in the show, and a total of nine of their songs have been featured in the show’s four seasons。
2015: Nothing but the Silence
The duo became signed to the newly revived I.R.S. Records label, their debut album Nothing but the Silence, produced by T Bone Burnett, was released on March 22, 2015. The album debuted at No. 25 on the Top Country Albums chart, with 1,800 copies sold for its debut week. It also reached No. 1 on UK Country iTunes.
2019: EP Series
Striking Matches plans to release a series three EPs in 2019 and 2020, entitled Morning, Noon, and Night. Striking Matches released a new EP, Morning, in May 2019, which was their first release after leaving Capitol Records. The group released a music video for the song “Don’t Hold Back” in April 2019, prior to the release of the EP. The video was directed by Casey Pierce.
The duo release the second single off their upcoming EP Noon, “Say What You Wanna,” in September 2019. Noon will be released on November 15, 2019.
The duo’s music has been described as being found at “that sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues”. Regarded as a “countrified Civil Wars/Black Keys mix”, Striking Matches employ tight vocal harmonies in their guitar-driven music.
2015 – Nothing But The Silence
2017 – Shameless [EP]
2018 – Acoustic [Singles]
2018 – Retrograde [EP]
2018 – Shameless (Remixes) [Singles]
2019 – Morning [EP]
2019 – Noon [EP]
2020 – Night [EP]