Brighton songwriter Matt Finucane is striking out for unexplored territory: “The acoustic guitar’s a device for troubadours and moaners – it must be destroyed. I never pay lip-service to rock & roll clichés.”
Matt first appeared on record as frontman of cult London art-rock band Empty Vessels, then went solo in 2008 with the limited-edition EP Episodes on Light Crude Records. This signalled a new pitch of focus and intensity in his songwriting; point proven, Matt then dropped out of sight to concentrate on producing an album (and sold numerous short stories to SF / horror magazines).
“It’s all very well being confrontational and “difficult”, but you need some tunes to back it up.”
In July 2011 came debut album This Mucky Age, and 2nd album Glow in the Dark in August the following year; this was marked by a brief tour (his live radio debut was a session on BBC Introducing: South, 24th June). He’s currently writing new songs for 2014.