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tour Oct – Dec 17

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Out on tour for the first time in years, by fits and starts till December.

It’s written up in Misfit City:

“If Matt’s got a keynote as a songwriter, it’s his knack for seamlessly juxtaposing the macabre with the ordinary […]  These days he’s a little wiser and friendlier, but just as stubborn; and still worth spending time with.”

 

EP review in Monolith Cocktail

According to this great in-depth review, the EP marks “a welcome return to the music scene, and once again defies categorization”

…Which is very good to know.  If you read the whole entry (I’m about halfway down it), you’ll most likely find several interesting new artists to hear.

 

Guitars Who Cares gig pix

Photos of the band onstage at the Guitars Who Cares all-dayer, put on by Poupee Visage at Green Door Store (as you just might be able to tell from the glowing backdrop).  They’re a little grainy – well, a lot – because they’re stills from a video camera.  Also, it’s very dark in that room.  And hot.  And loud.  Somehow, all of this comes across…  It was a good gig.

Guitars? Who Cares – gig with band, Brighton 8th Oct

event link here

So I’m playing at this all-day celebration of noise on Sunday, with bass and drums and a loud electric guitar again.  We’re on about 6pm, but I can recommend arriving earlier: check that line-up.

5 quid, 11 bands, 9 hours of mind-smashing volume in Brighton’s best, most dimly-lit venue.  Sounds like heaven to me.

BLURB

An All-Dayer showcasing the best Brighton bands and artists playing Alt, Indie and Grunge. Only £5 on the door. #Brighton #Alt #Indie #Grunge #Punk #Rock

Pink Narcissus
Brighton Freak Rock est. 2009
https://pinknarcissus.bandcamp.com/

Idle Bones
Alternative Rock from Brighton.
https://www.facebook.com/IdleBonesUK/

Hell Beings
Fuzz Chug Wailers
https://hellbeings.bandcamp.com/

Matt Finucane
Deliciously dysfunctional, hard-edged art rock.
https://mattfinucane.net/

Thirty Giants
Homegrown heavy featuring bits lifted from all your favourite bands.
https://www.facebook.com/thirtygiants/

ARXX
A fine tuned mix of garage rock and gospel.
https://www.facebook.com/arxxband/

Spleen
https://www.facebook.com/spleenbrighton/

Frank & Beans
Two-piece thunder punk outfit from N. Ireland.
https://www.facebook.com/Frank-Beans-1502143416758541/
https://frankandbeans.bandcamp.com/

Embet Henx
Brighton Rock/Noise Pests
https://www.facebook.com/embethenx/
https://embethenx.bandcamp.com/releases

WitchShark
Punchy, noisy, melodic punk from Brighton
https://witchshark.bandcamp.com/releases

Young Francis
One Man Punk Band
https://www.facebook.com/yyoungfrancis/

song of the day @ This Is Not A Drill

A feature on the EP from This Is Not A Drill

“…like with any good outsider, the more you listen to the songs, the more natural they become, and soon those quirks become hooks”

A write-up for Threaten Me With Your Love, to go with this one from withguitars.

live session, Radio Reverb: listen back

Here’s a live session / interview I did for Pete Jones the other day on Radio Reverb (at 33min 58 onwards)…

 

There’s two unrecorded new tracks – one so new  that I cocked up the intro twice, the suspense is incredible – and two from the forthcoming EP:

Not Too Far / Threaten Me with Your Love / Looking For A Genius / Moon Madness

There’s plenty of other tunes and chat, some of which took a weirdly confessional left-turn; a solid listen all round.  See if you can tell how wretched my hayfever was; I reckon it doesn’t show at all, but what do you think?