News & Reviews
"Indian-born and now Switzerland-based singer/songwriter Ajay Mathur has re-written the story of the Phoenix. Just as the tale of the bird rising out of the ashes, he reminds listeners in his exceptional song “Start Living Again” that coming out of the dark is just one song away. "
"The song is a power pop song with extra attention to Mathur’s soothing, champagne-like vocals. Listeners can feel relaxed and easily entertained as a passenger to this song."
- RazorFish, Heather Savage
"Mathur’s tethering of love and humanistic emotions are coupled with his innate ability to sing in the same way a lullaby calms a baby – making for a splendid song."
"If you like songs that build you up and fill you up with confidence and love - “Start Living Again” is a start." - Band Blurb, Jamie Morse
“Start Living Again” doesn’t take long to get the emotional reactors charged. I still think Mathur’s lovely voice makes it hard to be angry or hurt while listening to the song. I do think it makes you reflective. It makes you feel less alone." - Indie Mindy, Andrew Brody
"Sometimes the best thing we can do is let something pass, get ourselves together, get some space and just move on to what comes next" - EARMILK, Bryson "Boom" Paul
INTERVIEW "Exclusive: Legendary Singer & Songwriter Ajay Mathur Discusses His Illustrious Career" - Manhattan Digest, Ryan Shea
INTERVIEW "Tell me a surprising, fun fact about yourself.."
- TV Grapevine, Sammi Turano
"Mathur is an example of the far more interesting and experimental side of the adult contemporary market" - Rock on Philly, Justin Harlan
"Ajay Mathur’s Little Boat Is A Modern Day Masterpiece" - Alternative Nation, Joe Hughes
"Many artists try to be someone else. Many try to stick to one thing and make a career out of it. Then some just hear music and make music without fear or definition. Ajay is one of the latter. His fearless pursuit of music pays off on Little Boat." - Artist View Blog, James Joseph
„Exquisitely executed” - Celebrity Café, My Nguyen
'Little Boat’ is the musical retreat for wise souls that have surrendered the need to control.” - Tattoo.com, Jessica Golich
"Ajay Mathur geht mit dem Album "REMiX" neue Wege" - Luzerner Zeitung, Stefan Welzel
INTERVIEW „Mir ist lieber, wenn man mir im Stillen zuhört, als dass ich in den Schlagzeilen erscheine.“ - Kein Hochglanzmagazin, Anna Maier
"Anna Maier trifft… Musiker Ajay Mathur“ - Bluewin.ch, Anna Maier
"Ajay Mathur zollt Jackson Browne Tribut" - Nidwaldner Zeitung, Philipp Unterschütz
"Ajay Mathur startet durch" - Luzerner Zeitung, Matthias Piazza
"Es grooved und sollte gehört werden." - Country Home, Susi Krix
"„Little Boat“ macht aufgrund seiner dezenten Komplexität Spaß und die unterschiedlich gesetzten Schwerpunkten lassen das Hören des neuen Ajay Mathur Albums zu einer kurzweiligen Angelegenheit werden." - Buch und Ton, Ingo Möller
"Ein sehr nettes Scheibchen, das ich jedem aufgeschlossenen Leser sehr gerne ans Herz legen möchte."
- Evil Rocks Hard, Frank Scheuermann
„Ein wunderbares kleines Boot“ - Wuppertaler Rundschau, ESC Blog von Peter Bergener
„...ein kraftvolles, poetisches und lyrisches Album“
- SOUL GURU, Uwe Reuß
"Der aufgeschlossene Musikfan hat schon lange eine Liaison mit den Songs auf der Scheibe, und das Herz wird auch mit rockenden E-Gitarren-Soli erfüllt." - RockTimes, Joachim 'Joe' Brookes
Photo By: Paul Pacitti
"...a straight-ahead homage to the greats of classic rock."
- Chris Kompanek, Huffington Post New York
"A beautiful alchemy of music"
- Gail Serv, Buzzfeed
Ajay Mathur is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and a citizen of the world. Born and raised in India and residing in Switzerland, Ajay Mathur’s talent as a singer-songwriter and seasoned musician blends both pop and rock genres with Americana and traditional Indian instruments into something radically new and genre-bending. His music has held its own on the U.S. and European charts and has repeatedly received positive accolades from the press and industry professionals.
On December 8th 2018, Ajay's album 'Little Boat' was awarded "Germany's Best English Language Album of the Year 2018" at the 36th German Rock & Pop Awards 2018. Ajay Mathur’s album Little Boat (2018) follows on his previously released ‘A Matter of Time' (2011), 'Come See Conquer' (2013) and the highly successful '9 to 3' (2015) that earned him a Grammy nomination in 2017. All of the albums have enjoyed excellent reviews and acknowledgements in the international media. They have maintained top chart rankings on U.S. Top 50 Rock, U.S. Top 80 Independent, U.S. Top 50 AC and Americana (AMA) airplay charts as well as a continuous 128-week ranking on the European Indie Music chart. Ajay’s music continues to attract a large and growing community of listeners worldwide. MacEagon Voyce of AXS Media calls his music “a master class on consummate songwriting”.