by Alana Saphin in New Music on Monday 27 August 2012

Sometimes you come across an artist who really touches your soul, whether it be a painter, a dancer, or in this case, a musician. My good friend, Stephen Hunt (yes, he played Matt Hancock on Neighbours and, yes, he is famous for being one of just 200 people to successfully swim the English Channel in aid of HIV/AIDs) has finally released his debut solo EP, entitled Listen. Lyrically, he tackles some heavier topics, but the sun-kissed acoustic guitar melodies, intertwined with unfailing positive vibrations, midrange piano punctuation and a light drumming groove, sends you swaying into a melodic calm.