Songwriter, founder and frontman Matthew Board is the namesake for Matthew and Me, (sm)art/pop band from Totnes, Devon (UK) and purveyors of the kind of ultra-melodic, wide-screen cinematic songs once championed by 80's bands like Prefab Sprout and Deacon Blue. Produced by Bruno Ellington (Maccabees, Tracey Thorn) and released across the pond this past summer, debut EP MMXIII, is a shimmering delight, the nexus of ethereal jangle-pop, Board's tender tenor-to-falsetto vocals and some delectable sing-a-long harmonies. As BBC Introducing's James Santer sums up, "brilliant ...just brilliant." Look for new music in January -- for now, click through below to stream "Modern Life" and take a gander at videos for "Hide and Seek" and "Alright."
Matthew and Me - "Hide and Seek" (from MMXII EP)
Matthew and Me - "Modern Life" (from MMXII EP)