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Scott Matthews single, album and tour



Acclaimed Wolverhampton troubadour Scott Matthews will release his second album “Elsewhere” on May 18th ’09 on the San Remo label through Island Records. Featuring 11 new Scott Matthews compositions it is produced by Scott and Gavin Monaghan (Mercury Rev, The Smiths, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello).

Scott is joined on the album by his regular touring group Danny Keane (cello), Craig Johnson (bass) and Sam Martin (drums) while a string section was drafted in for gorgeous album opener ‘Underlying Lies’ and a horn section for cast iron heartbreaker ‘Suddenly You Figure Out’, while Scott’s brother Darren plays piano on three songs including the first single ‘Fractured’, an atmospheric minor key rocker, which is about needing to help someone once in a while. The song ‘12 Harps’ features vocal contributions from fellow Wolverhamptonian Robert Plant.

Says Scott: “‘Elsewhere’ comes from the feelings and emotions that so often dictate my state of mind. It captures my thoughts, frustrations and memories and I also look back on a difficult time emotionally, where the music reveals its healing properties. Hopefully you’ll see ‘Elsewhere’ as a place you can go visit once in a while to get lost in that moment and forget anything you feel needs to be forgotten.”

The full tracklisting for ‘Elsewhere’ is:

1. Underlying Lies
2. Jagged Melody
3. Suddenly You Figure Out
4. Fractured
5. 12 Harps
6. Speeding Slowly
7. Into The Firing Line
8. Up On The Hill
9. Elsewhere
10. Fades In Vain
11. Nothing’s Quite Right Here

The full list of 2009 shows is as follows:

19 - Birmingham, Glee
21 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
23 - Oxford, Academy
24 - Cardiff, Glee Club
25 - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
26 - Bristol, Fleece
28 - Dublin, Whelans
29 - Liverpool, Academy 2
30 - Glasgow, Oran Mor
31 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

3 – London, Bloomsbury Theatre

Scott Matthews released his debut album “Passing Stranger” on Island Records to widespread acclaim in Oct. ‘06. His singles “Elusive” (for which Scott bagged an Ivor Novello Award for best song), “Dream Song” and title track “Passing Stranger” were on high rotation on the radio through ’07 and the album went on to sell over 80,000 copies. He spent a lot of ‘06/’07/’08 on the road, highlights being a special guest at a Foo Fighters secret show, a support slot with one of his heroes Bert Jansch, a UK tour with Rufus Wainwright and supporting Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on the UK leg of their ‘Raising Sand’ world tour.

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