Video premiere: Matt Emery’s cover of Idles’ ‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’


We’re delighted to be premiering the new video of Matt Emery’s cello-led reimagining of Idles ‘Never Fight a Man with a Perm’. The reworking is part of the composer’s ‘Recomposed Singles Series’ which also saw him arrange cello quartet covers of tracks by Mac DeMarco, The Korgis, David Zowie and Arlo Parks. On the Idles…

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Top 5 Influences and Digs – Matt Emery


After the release of his debut album ‘Empire’ (available from Injazero Records now,) we asked Matt Emery to give us a Top 5 rundown of both the influences on this wonderful record and Top 5 artists or bands he’s listening to right now. This might be the first in an occasional series so do contact…

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Matt Emery – ‘Empire’ album review


It’s been a long time in the making, but Matt Emery, one of our favourite people (and an incredibly talented musician to boot) has now released his debut album ‘Empire’. Available via Injazero Records, it’s been released on vinyl and via Bandcamp and is full of compositions that fall somewhere between post-rock songs and classical…

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Matt Emery – ‘Empire’ Soundcloud stream


It’s been a while coming but Matt Emery has finally revealed details of his debut album, ‘Empire’, which is due out on 15 September. He’s also unveiled the title track, that you can hear in the Soundcloud stream below. Poignant and powerful, ‘Empire’ opens with simply gorgeous piano notes before contemporary-sounding glitches and effects are…

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Matt Emery – ‘Effervescent’ stream and free download


Matt Emery has released his first musical offering since embarking on a solo career following the end of Stagecoach – and it’s simply breathtaking. ‘Effervescent’, which you can download for free via FatCat Records’ SoundCloud, is an ambient string-laden piano composition that you can already picture soundtracking everything from sporting highlights to a film’s most…