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Matthew Barton

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What if Daniel Johnston fronted the Young Marble Giants and made lo-fi cassette tapes of retro '60s girl group songs?
Matthew Barton records to four-track using guitars, synths, dulcimer, harmonium, fairground organ, autoharp, and any percussion he can lay his hands on, whether a bodhran or a tub of rice. His recordings range from the a cappella "Engagement Is A Sickness," a chain gang gospel blues with girl group harmonies, to "Sea of Japan," a shimmering Cocteau Twins-inspired morsel of lovelorn dream-pop, by way of The Velvet Underground and Laura Nyro-accented "Costume."
What else will come from a DIY mind variously described as "beautiful and powerful," "alien," and "f****ng weird but brilliant"?
Matthew has played a handful of gigs in the UK; look out for more to come in 2020.

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