Talitha Hoddenbagh mailed us some great bands. Thanks Talitha! One of them was Matthew and The Atlas.
Matthew and the Atlas is London based Matthew Hegarty.
Hegarty filters his textured and dreamy take on Americana through a distinctly English folk sensibility, and – with his bruised and raw vocal to the fore – tells stories that sound like they’ve been handed down through the ages.
Having played and recorded with a full 5 piece band since early 2010 – and in that time releasing two acclaimed EPs on Communion Records, touring the US twice and steadily building a growing fan-base in the UK and beyond – Hegarty is stripping these songs back to their beautiful basics in 2012 and touring with a stripped back set up to match.
Unfortunately Matthew has no Bandcamp or Soundcloud, but luckily there are a couple of great songs on YouTube.
Watch this great live performance too: