The Grunts end 2015 with a double-barreled indie rock single; after the East coast rocker “New York City Woman” earlier this year, lead track “Coming Into San Francisco” previews the East coast vibe of the band’s forthcoming LP. Track two is a single-only release, “Don’t Leave Me Hanging Like This”, which quickly became a live favourite at Grunts’ high-energy shows once the band previewed it at the Indiependence Festival in summer 2015.
We’re delighted to release ‘Withheld’, the new EP from Dublin-born, Cork-based electronica artist David Matthew who joined Inner Chapter in November.
At three tracks-long, ‘Withheld’ provides a snapshot of Matthew’s current activity and cross-genre style. His melody-driven music combines classical-romantic influences with a synaesthetic urge for sonic exploration; moody piano narratives sit side-by-side with synthesized soundscapes, provocative samples and dark, downtempo rhythms.
Some People Out There
A Rain of Ruin
Le Coeur La Flamme
As well as collaborations with other artists – including a project with the Russian composer Ezekiel featuring Sinéad O’ Connor – Matthew has one other album to his name; the independently-released Inside Traffic, “a tribute to the idea that a mind can become more congested than any motorway”, as Matthew puts it.
On December 14th David Matthew’s first release with us comes in the form of his ‘Withheld’ EP.
The video for the lead track ‘Some People Out There’ is now streaming on our Youtube channel. For fans of downtempo electronica this is a must-listen.
The sampling on this track may trigger a few memories of early viral video sensations; Matthew’s skill is taking something ridiculous and turning it into something deep and hypnotic (while leaving you questioning your faith in our species!).