We have a special video premiere today from Matthew The Oxx for Tonight’s The Night, taken from his forthcoming third album First Aid for the Drowning due out on 11th May via Wild Sound.
‘the whole album is rather beautiful…’
Cerys Matthews – BBC 6Music
Matthew the Oxx hails from Lewes, East Sussex where he currently lives a calm, reclusive artistic life, for now at least…A prolific songwriter, Matthew’s house is literally littered with computer hard drives containing albums and tracks as yet unreleased. Matthew is quietly confident about his body of work:
“My spare time is mostly spent working and re-working songs; the approach I take is studious and patient so sometimes it can take years for something to feel complete, sometimes minutes. Since working with themes I have been able to find form in the way I collect songs together, so I’m now working both thematically and from the perspective of soundscape. I hope to develop what I’ve achieved so far in song form into something hopefully both expansive and yet intimate at the same time.”
With airplay already received from Steve Lamacq and Cerys Matthews at BBC 6Music as well as Max Reinhardt at BBC Radio 3 he may well find the pace of life suddenly quickening as the world wakes up to his sound.
See Matthew The Oxx live:
9 May – In-store @ The Union, Lewes
12 May – Album Launch – Green Note, London
16 May – The Spiegel Bar, Brighton (Great Escape Festival)