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Boldly going where he has not gone before, Scott Matthews will perform tracks from his recent album New Skin, which are bipolar in terms of his previous back catalogue. An album described as being reborn in a new guise, circumstances contrived to force the artist to undergo a fundamental reinvention. Taking the hand that was dealt him and other artists alike (ie. the horrors of Covid) he set about cleverly moulding a thing of ambient and electronic exquisiteness.

New Skin is the Ivor Novello award-winning artist’s seventh studio album, and he’ll be regaling audiences at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday 20th and The Cluny in Newcastle on Wednesday 21st September with tunes from both the new record and the as-yet-unreleased companion album New Skin: The Acoustic Sessions. The gigs promise an evening which will intertwine both the new and old; the notoriously haunting, clear water lyrics, blues and folk hues synonymous with the likes of Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon which he has crafted for his audiences over the years. An evening of simple, intense bliss and inventive musical alchemy awaits those who choose to immerse themselves in the sounds of Scott Matthews.

Scott Matthews plays Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday 20th and The Cluny, Newcastle on Wednesday 21st September.


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