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“Envy The Birds” out 26 Mar ’21

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The 3rd and final single from my forthcoming album To The Outer World releases today… It’s a longer track (5mins, which is a lot for a guitar band), goes to some interesting places without losing the groove.

Did an interview recently with Muso Muso magazine – read it here.  I don’t normally swear that much – answering questions about my music, anyway – but seeing it out there in someone else’s font, it seems a bit excessive.  Didn’t register it at the time, for whatever reason – my mood was fine, pulse and brainwaves normal… maybe it just looks worse to me, I dunno.  See what you think.

EDIT: Just to add, Graham Duff’s Mixtape on Slack City for 24 March played “A Friend From Far Away” – listen to the whole show here.

“A Friend From Far Away” out 26 Feb ’21

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The 2nd single from my new album’s out today (LP to follow Fri 23 April).  It’s available from all the usual online sources, but I’d recommend the Bandcamp version, which comes with a B-side and bonus track.  As before, it was recorded punishingly loud at Church Road Studios with Julian Tardo – hope you enjoy.

Oh yeah, here’s another no-budget DIY video to go with it, what I done all by myself (meant to make something a bit more extravagant this time, but lockdown II squashed that idea)…

“Something That Can Help” out 29 Jan ’21

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First of three singles – next one follows in about a month.  This one’s my last word on a pet subject – a focused, direct guitar number (another last word, possibly).  Hope you enjoy.

new single, Jan ’21

Got an album out in April, and in the run-up to release am putting out 3 singles.  The first, Something That Can Help, is due Friday 29 Jan.  It’s been aired on Dexter Bentley’s Hello Goodbye Show on Resonance 104.4 FM – listen here… & Radio Reverb’s Pete Jones Show – here.

There’s also a review up on Plugged in Brighton: “It’s a cliche to talk about singers who wear their hearts on their sleeves but in Matt’s case, you can add all the other major organs”.

True, that.  Have an advance listen, see if you agree.

So… 2020

Well, there goes 2020: thank fuck.

I won’t labour the point – this year can only be an improvement…

Anyway, finished an album which I plan to release mid-2021 – probably my best yet – and a few other bits and pieces, so on a personal level there’s little to complain about.  Also, NBTMusic Radio voted The Seizure 195 in the top 400 albums of 2020, which is gratifying.  Have a listen, see what you think.  Already feels like a long, long time since it came out (end of 2019, actually, so about a century in covid years)…  I’m confident the new stuff’s even better, and hope to get it in front of you soon.

Nothing doing yet on the gig front, obviously – did a few streamed things on facebook & youtube in the first half of last year, which went well enough… I guess, it’s hard to tell when you’re serenading your phone… but it’s a bit too message in a bottle, too inhuman, for my taste.  (And without the bit at the end of the night where you pack up and leave the venue, it’s really hard to wind down afterward – all that adrenaline and nowhere to go: you’re already home, amid the too-familiar objects.  And since I don’t get drunk anymore, no way to zone out.  Ah well.)  Laying plans for when things start to move again, though.  Meanwhile, do check out the Music Venue Trust’s Save Our Venues campaign – be good to have somewhere left to play!

To better days

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Safehouse: G.H.I (another album!)

Those crazy Safehouse cosmonauts have done it again: a new collection of trios – including me, on three tracks – working long-distance on some free improv musical collaborations.  (This is the third so far… I’m also on the previous album, D.E.F.*)

Hadn’t expected to update again so soon, with no gigs or anything like that on the horizon – of course – but hopefully this is a sign of life resuming… We’ll find out.

*It makes sense (read the blurb on Bandcamp)…

 

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