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Hailing from Northern Ireland, Matthew Duly’s approach to acoustic music dodges a singer-songwriter fingerpicking feel, and instead gains a more emotional nature through indie-rock chord structures. “Ghost in your memory,” a reverb-quenched song of love lost gets tugged between the melancholy echo of King Krule and the vintage youth rock sheen of Jake Bugg. While Duly’s sound could easily be cleaned up with some more advanced production, it also begs to be filled out, even if just by the accompaniment of cello, akin to an act like Blind Pilot. Duly is stepping in the right direction, and seems to have a good vision of his ideal aesthetic, but could make use of a broader battalion of resources.