Matt Finucane releases his debut solo EP through Light Crude recordings on the 20th of October 2008. It will be preceded by the free download single, and much talked about track, 'Kafka Song' released through Sound And Vision downloads. And backed by the equally gratis b-side 'What Comes Next.'
Londoner Matt Finucane writes but his main activity is his music: he's a man with wild visions to share with you.
One man with a guitar, rudimentary electronic effects, reverb, distortion and a deep distrust of the traditional singer songwriter tag. His sound is shot through with melancholia, his love of Lou Reed's Berlin, his attempts to clamber in the head of literary icons, and the darkness of his late night adventures at the bottom of a bottle.
After lurking on the underbelly of the capital's music scene, he felt like stretching himself seeing if he could do something different with the hackneyed idea of one man and a guitar. Matt doesn't care what you think of him, his work is experimental and uncompromisingly personal but that's what makes his music so addictive. On stage he creates an intense yet hypnotic atmosphere.
A watchable baddy, spilling out dark tales. He's no Chris Fucking Martin.
Here's the man himself with some words about the songs:
Kafka Song: Straight biography. Meant to be the theme in a rock opera about Kafka versus a flesh-eating space-monster, for glove puppet theatre (I'm not making this up) but we couldn't get it together. Maybe that was for the best.
What Comes Next: I'm a selfish person, but hopefully not a bad one. I just want to survive. That's as good a base as any for a catchy tune, don't you think?
No Sex War Please: I couldn't write a simple, direct love song if you held a gun to my head – or better yet, a naked girl. Still, like everyone I wondered, 'What do men and women think of each other… and why?' By "men and women", I really mean any combination, not just vanilla – I don't exclude anyone from this dance.
The Path Ends Suddenly: Nearly-true story, based on a nightmarish experience in a European country that'll remain nameless. We weren't the couple *in* the story though, thank fuck (for reasons which should become all too clear).
Phantom Party: A personal favourite, about the beautiful, scary fascination of London at night. Simple.
CD holders will get a bonus track but we'll let you figure that out.
The free downloads will expire after six weeks, when Matt's EP will be avaliable on Itunes.