Posts tagged “music zine

“The Seizure” – 1st review & interview

read it here

A first look at The Seizure from The Ring Master Review: “one of the most unique and honest artists around” – wow, I’ll take it!

The band gets singled out too, which is cool – “The bass of Stephen Parker again proves a dark invitation to get hooked up on; it’s tempting as brooding as it is catchy against the rhythmic swing of drummer Barney Guy”…

And here’s the conclusion: “In our experience every outing with Matt Finucane has proven an absorbing and rousing adventure in some rich level of degree but The Seizure might just be his finest proposition yet; in fact no question, it is.”

…The write-up goes into more detail about each track, but I think it’s safe to say it went over well, which is always a good feeling.  Check it out, see if it tingles yr fancy.

EDITED TO ADD:

There’s also an interview: embracing the discord, here – which goes into more detail about the band, what’s behind the EP, and what happens next.  As I say, you have to meet me halfway… but it’s always good when someone takes the time to listen and engage; and for what it’s worth, this is the clearest account yet.


Perilous Seat vid exclusive

The video of Perilous Seat can be seen exclusively via Pure Grain Audio, here.  It’s a DIY epic of indifferent miming, lurid colours and general dislocation – every penny’s up there on the screen.  Hope you enjoy…  If not, you can claim back the 3min 47sec of yr life from me at a gig, with this handy token:


gather round, for I must cry my wares

…Yes.

I fucking hate January (and February, but that’s another story).  Only remedy’s work – been rehearsing with the band for an upcoming gig and some recording next month, and finalising my next release… due out early May, probably.

Meanwhile, the Disquiet EP’s bagged some more good ink: a very nice one in French from Music In Belgium, and two from Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ (extract above) and Sonic Shocks.

More news on the gig and other doings – it occurs to me there’s not a lot of stuff online with the band, which we’ll have to do something about – as and when, as ever.


Interview & front cover, Plugged In Brighton

There I am on the cover of Plugged In Brighton 2… And here, with their kind permission, is the interview from the same issue:

 

It was lovely to be asked, and they had some kind words about Ugly Scene too:

“the songs are art rock without being limp and inhabit a weird version of our world […] Matt is raging against whatever is there” … among other things.

There’s good info on local bands in there, so pick up a copy if you live in this hipster gulag – or check their facebook page (link above) and mixcloud, if not.


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.