‘Matt McKee’ Shares New Single ‘Shilly Shally’ From Upcoming Debut Album + Live Dates

MATT MCKEE

INTRODUCING DOWNER-POP HIT MAKER MATT MCKEE. DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE DETAILS AND UK TOUR

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Once Matt McKee had a job, but he didn’t like it, so when he had enough money, he stopped. Around the same time, he was loved and in love, but after many happy years she said that it wasn’t enough. So, utterly lost in the twist of separation, he moved out of London, back to the house where he grew up, went on eBay and found a 1981 VW camper. He clicked Buy It Now with the last of his savings, got the train 399km from London to Newcastle and handed a stranger an envelope stuffed with cash. Having not driven for eight years, he drove home to book some shows.

That was June 2015 and since then, he has been silencing UK crowds with his intricate guitar lines, delicate intensity and reflective, melancholy songs; reducing rooms of people expecting the usual singer-songwriter-bashing-out-songs-with-open-chords-in-4/4-and-hammer-ons-in-all-the-usual-places to total quiet. There’s a calm composure in his playing reminiscent of Nick Drake, while the melodies often reflect heroes of his youth such as Evan Dando and Elliott Smith. His debut album, The Body You Ride Around In was produced by Henri Vaxby (French for Cartridge, Uncle Luc)  To be released on 23.10.15 the album will be available on two formats with a limited gatefold vinyl and CD edition. Matt plays only his second ever UK tour this October followed by dates in Germany in November.

Listen to ‘Shilly Shally’:

TRACK LIST

  1. Sonnet for Caged Bird Hopping Madly on Trapeze
  2. Waldeinsamkeit
  3. Alchemy and other Tricks
  4. Photography or When M.Swann Tell You That You Won’t Come back
  5. Dunno How
  6. Trouble Sleeping
  7. Shilly Shally
  8. I Won’t Be There
  9. Photography #2
  10. Wake You
  11. Something Happened


LIVE DATES

OCT 10TH THE WEST END CENTRE, ALDERSHOT

OCT 15TH NORTHERN MONK REFECTORY, LEEDS

OCT 16TH LOOKING GLASS, LEICESTER

OCT 17TH SIX EIGHT KAFE, BIRMINGHAM

OCT 18TH ROUGH TRADE (WEST) IN STORE

OCT 27TH SUSY RADIO, SESSION (SUSYFM.COM 8PM)

OCT 28th THE BEAST OF BRIXTON, LONDON (LAUNCH SHOW)

NOV 4TH GREEN NOTE, CAMDEN, LONDON

NOV 11TH THE BOILEROOM, GUILDFORD

NOV 24TH THE OLD BLUE LAST, OLD ST, LONDON


Links:

https://www.facebook.com/mattmckeemusic?fref=ts

https://mattmckee.bandcamp.com/

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