Brighton-based musician and self-confessed workaholic Matt Finucane is set to release his latest outing “To The Outer World” on April 23rd 2021. The video from the album’s first single “A Friend From Far Away” can be found below:
Happy to be a “troubadour of disharmony, to confront, provoke, and captivate” (Ring Master Reviews). He takes his influences from Lou Reed, post-punk and Krautrock, and mashes them up into something intense, energetic and uniquely his own. His is a mission to cut through the static with intelligent, gripping, spooky music.
For several years now, he’s been DIY-releasing albums at a steady rate, getting airplay on BBC Introducing: South (including a live session with an early version of the band), Kerrang Radio and Resonance FM, among others – plus many rave reviews, many of them stressing that he was more than a cult item and should be heard by a wider audience.
Deciding he agreed with this, Matt put together a live band to complement his solo acoustic gigs. With Mik Hanscomb (Junkboy) and two musicians he met on the local circuit – bassist Stephen Parker and drummer Barney Guy – Matt went into the studio to make an album: ‘To The Outer World’, released in April 2021, recorded under covid-safe conditions throughout 2020 at Church Road Studios by Julian Tardo of Insides.
Having gigged across the UK as a solo act, he’s successfully promoted DIY events at Brighton venues such as The Hope & Ruin and the Green Door Store (the benefit of doing everything himself for so long is a huge amount of determination and self-reliance). However, with a strong album to showcase, he now feels it’s time to re-join the industry for real.
A confirmed workaholic, he’s already working on more songs, still with the band, with a view to extensive touring in the long run: it’s a way of life, not a lifestyle.