Sunday, May 26, 2013

Matt Stevens Signs Deal with Esoteric Antenna

London-based prog guitarist Matt Stevens has signed a solo deal the Esoteric Antenna label.

The news comes swift on the back of Stevens’ other band, The Fierce And The Dead signing to the Bad Elephant label (also home to Simon Godfrey’s Shineback project) and the London-based multi instrumentalist will release Lucid, his fourth album, in February next year.

Stevens has often been compared to the likes of Radiohead and Robert Fripp. He has played live with Jon Gomm, Mike Keneally, Colin Edwin, Barclay James Harvest, Fish, Touchstone and The Reasoning and will appear with label-mates Tin Spirits and Sanguine Hum at London’s Borderline on Friday 7 June and Manchester’s Band On The Wall on Friday 21 June.

Stevens’ 2010 album Ghost, his second release, was described in Prog as ‘ a phenomenal piece of work that has already garnered countless frothing plaudits within the online prog and post-rock firmament. Wholly instrumental and insanely inventive…an internet phenomena in the making’.

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