MANCHESTER BORN MATTHEW AUSTIN IS A SONGWRITER WITH AN INTIMATE APPROACH TO ANALOGUE MUSIC. ON RECORD AND ON STAGE, AUTHENTIC BLUES AND FOLK ROCK INFLUENCES ARE STITCHED TOGETHER WITH GRIPPING LIVE PERFORMANCES. SOLO OR WITH BAND.
DEBUT ALBUM IS AVAILABLE SPRING 2019.

’I’VE BEEN WRITING SONGS SINCE I FIRST STARTED PLAYING GUITAR. I TRIED TO LEARN OTHER PEOPLES SONGS, LIKE OLD BLUES STUFF AND NIRVANA SONGS WERE A BIG STARTING POINT FOR ME, BUT I NEVER REALLY FINISHED LEARNING THEM SO AFTER IT SOUNDED A BIT GOOD I’D JUST GO OFF MY OWN WAY. IN ENGLAND WHERE I WAS, NO ONE WAS DOING COVERS, EVERYONE WAS TRYNNA WRITE SONGS, THERE WAS A LOT OF OASIS STYLE STUFF AND THEN LATER A LOAD OF ARCTIC MONKEYS WANNABES BUT THE BEST WAS TO HAVE SOMETHING FRESH.’


’HAVING A MANCHESTER CROWD SINGING YOUR LYRICS BACK TO YOU MEANT YOU’D MADE IT.’


IN 2012 I MOVED TO BERLIN. I HAD A FRIEND THAT HAD ALREADY MOVED THERE AND IT JUST SEEMED LIKE A WHOLE OTHER WORLD TO EXPLORE. AFTER A FEW MONTHS THERE THOUGH I RAN OUT OF CASH AND STARTED LOOKING FOR OTHER JOBS. BUSKING WAS SHIT AND I COULDN’T PAY RENT. I FOUND A JOB IN MUNICH AND MOVED THERE.

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