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 an explosion of colour and invention: debut album This Mucky Age.
Matt’s 2nd album Glow in the Dark was released in August 2012, and marked by a brief tour (his live radio debut was a session on BBC Introducing: South, 24th June). He’s currently writing album #3.