It’s strange how you come across new music often on your doorstep, such is the case with Matt Watson. I think I may have reviewed his band Huck I certainly caught them live on a few occasions. So Matt got in touch with me via social networking and kindly sent me a copy of his e.p ‘New Life’. Part of the whole idea of setting up Play Pause Rewind was to give a platform to local artists as well as the national and international scene. I will let Matt give you his back story in his own words, the music well I rather like it !!
I used to be Vocalist, Guitarist and principle Songwriter in popular Norwich band “Huck”.
That lasted 7 years! we were lucky enough to have opened for two of my favourite songwriters Billy Bragg and Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff, Punk veterans The Undertones, Pop new comers (At the time) Scouting for Girls played London and various festivals during our time…
It was fun but all good things have to come to an end! we split in 2010
So it’s been beginning again from the start…!!
I started out as an Acoustic based performer so it’s nice to return to my more roots, and write and record how and when I like…!
I record at home as it means I can record for as long as I like with out the clock ticking…!
I’ve always loved the DIY Punk ethic and record, release myself which also give me the chance to use my other passion Art and Illustration so I create art work and design even more a part of me!
I’m enjoying the freedom of not being in a band experimenting and playing what I like all the instruments on the Recordings are played by me including home made percussion, a Frying Pan was even utilised as a cow bell! and there’s even a Stylophone in there along with loopstation and my new favourite Ukulele and Banjo…!
My songwriting is both personal, honest and observational and I hope that comes across. I’m a real bloke who writes music and likes to sing and even better when I get to share it with others!
What do I do when I’m not doing all this? well I have a day job just like the rest of us although when that finishes I’m Surfing…!
If you want to check out more of Matt’s music and buy the E.p go and say Hi via his Facebook page