Songwriter & Producer from Saarbrücken (Germany)

“The music of Maddes is a combination of memorable melodies, hypnotic harmonies, swirling hooks, and very clever & street-smart lyrics. All is set amidst catchy alternative-pop-rock musical backing. Worth a listen? You bet! Matthias Roos – the artist, arranger & songwriting force behind this collection of songs – has a true ear for great music production and a vision of how he wants his music to come across to his audience. Home recording has never sounded so good!”

Julian Lowe – Mastering Engineer (Björk, dEUS, Amy Winehouse, Conor Oberst, DJ Shadow, …)

“…light and breezy indie that uses pastel shades and a laid-back vibe to seduce your brain, coupling this with chimes of electric guitar and more of a complexity of sound that it seems to let on at first. There is a mellow twang of Elliott Smith about this track and also hints of dreampop drifting by, all filtered through mid-period Teenage Fanclub…”


“…Tools of No Use by Maddes lets my meager room appear like a colorful fuzzy place. Almost like love. Warm and cheerful. Sunny and tender.”


“…LIGHT BREEZE starts out the EP with a nice, mellow sound of a guitar and a solid drum beat, as his voice puts you into a trance. A song that will pull you in within minutes. ROUNDED CORNERS is a dreamy song that showcases his mellow voice as it weaving in between the drums and synths… GIMBAL is great as it ends the CD. The melody is very uptempo and quite catchy as the beat has a hold of you. His vocals add a great charm and innocence to the guitars, drums and synths. I definitely could see this song on the charts in the U.S.… I must admit, his voice is amazing and quite memorizing…”

Jim Allford (Steel Notes Magazine)

“…a coldplay/beatles feel…
…something for the movies slow motion scene…
…very chill sounds and mysterious voice really adds to the indie vibe…
…a great easy listening song that would be a great accompaniment to a long summer drive…
…great flow and has an 80s sound…”


“Musik, die charmant zwischen klassischem Songwriting und melancholischem Indie-Dream-Pop changiert.”

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