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"Big sound, big production, big tune!”............................. Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
“The most promising home-grown singer songwriter to emerge in years” Q magazine
‘He’s fantastic…an absolute genius"…………..…Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
"Hypnotic and timeless"………..The Guardian
"Exceptionally good…an absolute blinder!"………Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
"Elusive has a beguiling, weightless grace"………MOJO
Scott Matthews released his debut album “Passing Stranger” on the San Remo label, through Island Records to widespread acclaim in October 2006. His three singles ‘Ellusive’, ‘Dream Song’ and ‘Passing Stranger’ have been play listed on Radio 1, Radio 2 and XFM. Scott Matthews celebrated performance on Later With Jools Holland, had Damon Albarn and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol among countless others, singing his praises.
In 2007, Scott Matthews won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and lyrically, with his debut single ‘Ellusive’ and in 2008, he supported Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, on their ‘Raising Sand’ European tour.
Scott Matthews new single ‘Fractured’ was released on May 18th and has received national airplay and his 2nd album entitled “Elsewhere” was released on May 25th Elsewhere features 11 new songs, including the powerful lead single’ Fractured’ and a duet with Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant on 12 Harps and features a guest vocal, from none other than Robert Plant himself!
Scott Matthews created his second album Elsewhere with a single aim in mind. “I wanted to make a record that locks you in,” he says, “something that gives you a feeling that stays with you. For me, making music is all about creating a mood.”
At the heart of this album is the songwriting craft that has had Wolverhampton-based Scott Matthews compared to such icons as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and John Martyn. But Matthews has also expanded his range this time out, with an adventurous approach to writing and recording, incorporating influences as diverse as Nick Cave, David Bowie, Bon Iver and The Smashing Pumpkins, and utilising an eclectic array of instrumentation from Theramin to brass band.
“Spontaneity is the key,” he explains. “The more you think about something, the more you lose the feeling of it. A lot of the vocal tracks on this album were recorded in one or two takes. I’d finish the lyrics and then record the song right away, just warm the microphone up and go. The performance aspect is something we’ve really gone for – it can be a great take first time.”