Our Song of the Day is Drifter, a new song from Scott Mathews new album Home Part 2 due to drop on June 3 amidst a string of UK live dates Matthews will perform with his band through May and June 2016, including London’s Islington Assembly Halls on May 25 and Under The Apple Tree festival in Silverstone on May 28.
The new album is a contrasting companion to his much praised 2014 break out record Home Part 1, which was a Featured Album of the Month on Folk Radio UK (read the review here).
Home Part 2 finds Matthews in many senses returning to the source, driven by what he describes as ‘A need to rekindle a relationship with artist I was 10 years ago, but joining forces with the artist I am today’. Speaking about the contrasting interplay between the new record and its predecessor Home Part 1, Scott says; ‘After completing Part 1, I was very much aware of how I wanted Part 2 to sound, look and feel. The more I record my music, the more I’ve realised I describe what I’m looking for as colours. This method helps me to visualise what instrumentation I’d like to hear. Part 1 has a very sepia-like tone, with warm earthy browns and creams and has an almost grainy texture. Part II was always going to be the complete opposite, with a very Technicolor outlook.’
Sat, May 7 – Newhampton Civic Hall (solo) Home Part 2 Album Launch Show
Weds, May 11 – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot
Fri May 20 – The Gate, Cardiff
Sun, May 22 – Bodega, Nottingham
Mon, May 23 – Thekla, Bristol
Tues, May 24 – Brudenell, Leeds
Wed, May 25 – Islington Assembly Hall
Fri, May 27 – Guildhall, Winchester
Sat, May 28 – Under The Apple Tree, Silverstone
Sun, May 29 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Tues, May 31 – Broadcast, Glasgow
Weds, June 1 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Thurs, June 2 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh