Monday, 15 July 2013

Totnes musicians, 'Matthew and Me' bring out their new EP CD "MMXIII" - available Monday 15 July 2013 Press Release from Hannah Gould

Matthew & Me
Grace Billings, Lucy Fawcett, Andy Hopper,
Matthew Board, Sam Caigan
(as heard at Dartington Home Festival 2012)

A 5-Track CD E.P
‘Modern Life’/’Hide and Seek’
7" Vinyl

Both Released 15th July on Quiet Recordings
Catalogue no.: EP CD: SHHH13 / vinyl: SHHH14

“The Indie/folk market has new contenders” - Clash
“Beautiful, dreamy acoustic-pop. Atmospheric and at times highly evocative” - 405 Exposure
“A touch of Wild Beasts, add some Belle & Sebastian – even the peerless Bon Iver – and you’ll have some idea of the falsetto-led dreaminess on offer” - Hooting & Howling

Matthew & Me hail from the wilds of Totnes, Devon, a town known for its creative flair.  Perhaps it’s this environment that inspires their music of atmospheric, haunting arrangements blended seamlessly with big, unabashed choruses and beautifully ethereal vocals.  

Matthew & Me have built a strong live following and reputation, winning the attention of UK press and finding firm champions in Communion, John Kennedy and award winning producer Bruno Ellingham - (Doves, Maccabees, Elbow) - who has produced the five tracks on Matthew & Me’s forthcoming ‘MMXIII’ E.P. Known for breaking traditional live conventions and sticking steadfast to their artistic guns, Matthew & Me often create bespoke and imaginative events, performing at an eclectic range of venues from Elizabethan glasshouses to country estates, boats and Great Halls. They recently sold out London dates at Hoxton Hall, Book Club and The Trinity Centre. 

Matthew and Me are set to follow the release of their recent debut single ‘Alright’ with their first E.P. proper ‘MMXIII’. Two of the E.P.’s tracks ‘Modern Life’ and ‘Hide and Seek’ will also be released on 7” vinyl. Both are released via Quiet Recordings on 15th July.

Following on from their showcases at Dot to Dot festival, Matthew & Me are playing the following UK shows to celebrate the E.P.’s release (with additional London dates to be announced for the week of E.P. release):

Live E.P. Release Shows

Friday 12th July  - South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes  (Local E.P. Launch Night)
Saturday 20th July - Rough Trade West, (In-Store, stagetime: 5pm)
Saturday 27th July - Quest Festival (Headlining)


BBC Radio 2                            Steve Lamacq - Steve Lamacqs Rock College
BBC Radio Devon                    James Santer - Introducing
BBC Radio Cornwall                David White - Introducing     
XFM (London                          John Kenneddy - Exposure
Absolute Radio
Riviera FM

Press: Hannah Gould PR: / 0797 4000 415

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