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Matthew and the Atlas

Matthew Hegarty (Matthew and the Atlas) has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US and you can catch him at the Tolbooth Stirling on 20th June!

Matthew and the Atlas

About Matthew and the Atlas

20th June 2024
7.30pm
Tolbooth Stirling
Tolbooth Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
£16
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It was after playing at the Communion Clubnight that the event-turned-Record label released his first official EP in 2010.

Since then, he has released four albums, traversing a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a song-writing style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US.

On his latest record, Matt travelled to the famous Rockfield Studios in Wales, recording 11 tracks live to tape over just a couple of days. Here he worked with Kevin Jones (Wunderhorse, Jay Anderson, Bear’s Den), and their aim was to capture a moment in time and a sense of place into the recording, with all the magic and intimacy just a lone voice and a guitar can bring.

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