Matthew and Me
Tuesday 15th November 2016
+ Great Pagans + Greenness
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £donation on the door (£5 suggested)
Melting Vinyl and Bleeding Hearts Club presents:
South Devon alt-folk duo Matthew and Me, release their new single ‘Joy’ (Beatnik Creative), the first to be taken from their forthcoming EP out this Autumn, drawing from ethereal and emotional soundscapes to create a self-aware and nocturne-inducing sonic world.
The band centres around lead vocalist/songwriter Matthew Board, and drummer Lucy Fawcett. Living in the expansive landscape of South Devon, Matthew and Lucy exist so far from the mainstream that their unique style has grown autonomously. Drawing from the soundscapes of Sigur Ros and Mogwai, Matthew and Me create cerebral and emotional alternative music. Their new song Joy was recorded between their home studio and Deep Litter, Startpoint, and produced by Ben Howard and Eliza Shaddad collaborator Chris Bond. It is an odyssey in two parts; beginning like a nocturne above a distant thunder, the song falls away to nothing before erupting into a gargantuan cosmological climax.
Previous singles ‘Patterns’ (2014) and ‘Kitsune’ (2015) showcased this unique sound, and both received repeated airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, and XFM (Radio X). The exposure received resulted in the band playing a number of festivals including Field Day, Somersault, Port Eliot, and Glastonbury (BBC Introducing Stage). This year, the band appeared at the Sea Change Festival in Totnes.
This will be your only chance to see Matthew and Me in a small and intimate venue. If you’ve not been to the Rialto Theatre yet, you’re in for a treat!
“There’s something inquisitive, something impossible to pin down about Matthew and Me” – Clash Music
“Their music is expansive and epic, considered and dynamic which grows with wonderful organicity as it progresses” – The 405
Brighton’s Great Pagans (Anti Ghost Moon Ray) return with a goodie bag full of dreamy pop anthems led by the gorgeous track “Cupid Untethered“.
Brighton’s Greenness recently appeared at our Deja Vu French festival and went down a treat. Their dreamy acoustic pop is the perfect complement to Matthew and Me.
Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE (just up from the Clock Tower)