News: Matt Finucane Announces New Album


Matt Finucane Announces New Album

Alt Rock Troubadour To Release Vanishing Island On May 3rd

Following on from the success of his latest EP “Disquiet”, Matt Finucane has announced the release of his new album “Vanishing Island” on May 3rd through Light Crude Records.

The tracklisting for the record is:

  1. War On Pain
  2. Submissive Pose
  3. Menace
  4. Looking For A Genius
  5. Perilous Seat
  6. Offertory
  7. Expensive Habits
  8. Yr Own Way
  9. Safehouse Rules
  10. Time Begins

Brighton-based musician Matt Finucane is happy to be “an explorer and purveyor of the wonderfully unconventional and confrontational”, as Ringmaster Reviews wrote.  He takes his influences from art rock, Krautrock and horrible electronic noise, and says: “All my heroes are safely dead, but it’s not just playing at being Music’s Bad Conscience – I can recall when music meant something, in these days of deadly sonic perfection and pretend grit.”

Gigs are solo acoustic, in a duo, or full electric as the occasion demands.  Albums are DIY-released and raw.  This Mucky Age (2011) & Glow in the Dark (2012) – scored good reviews, followed by singles In The Evil Empire & Lilith in 2014/15.  After a writing binge, the first of a batch of new material emerged as an EP – Threaten Me with Your Love – in 2017. Around this time Matt put together a live band, gigged across the UK and kept working on songs, releasing two EPs in 2018, Ugly Scene & Disquiet.

Compelled to keep writing and recording at greater length, his next release is the LP Vanishing Island.  Yes, that’s a dig at Brexit, but there are no overt protest songs this time round…  Instead, he’s gone for something more oblique, more beguiling – an album of complex emotions, wrapped in direct, lo-fi music… for complex times.  These are the kind of feelings that don’t even have names – but you know them when they hit home.  The political is very personal!

A confirmed workaholic, he’s already working on more songs: it’s a way of life, not a lifestyle.