Matthew and Me
The South Devon duo of Matthew Board and Lucy Fawcett have been making huge strides forward with their wonderfully atmospheric soundscapes and poignant song-writing, and this new single ‘Every Day’ follows swiftly on from the band’s acclaimed ‘Startpoint’ EP, which surfaced late last year.
Built around soft synth lines, a delicately wistful vocal, and guitars lightly rushing in like brush strokes on canvas, ‘Every Day’ carries the listener through a journey that feels both equally familiar and fresh and exciting.
“Every Day evolved naturally from quite an intense creative period, born as most Matthew and Me songs are from our own lived experiences. Having gone through a fairly sudden and traumatic personal loss at Christmas the song hopes to reflect on the love for that person, as well as not forgetting to love and appreciate the simple things in life that people tend to take for granted. It reflects how important it is to be happy in your day to day life”.
Since their emergence Matthew and Me have quickly found themselves winning widespread support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC6Music (Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson, Radcliffe and Maconie) and Radio X (John Kennedy), alongside performing at a series of major UK festivals that include Glastonbury, Field Day, Blissfields, and the Sea Change Festival in Totnes which they also helped to run and curate.
‘Every Day’ will be released through Beatnik Records on April 28th 2017.
“Their music is expansive and epic, considered and dynamic, which grows with wonderful organicity as it progresses” – The 405
“Easily the most confident, accomplished project from the pairing yet” – Clash Magazine
“A coming-of-age that feels both powerful and important from the very first listen” – Gold Flake Paint
“Both imposing and hauntingly fragile… much like the landscape that shaped it” – Louder Than War