Covid-19 was the catalyst that forced Scott Matthews to scale a musical Everest with his recently released seventh album ‘New Skin’. The Ivor Novello award winning songwriter set himself new challenges, digging deeper than before to find new ways to communicate through song and the result is a stunning heartfelt album steeped in gorgeous electronica.

The reaction to ‘New Skin’ and its direction has been overwhelmingly positive with Radio X and BBC 6 Music breakfast show airplay and glowing reviews from the likes of MOJO, Uncut, Prog, RNR Magazine, Scottish Daily Express, Hot Press, The Upcoming and many more. The album’s inquisitive exploration showing Matthews’ love of Brian Eno and Cocteau Twins in its DNA has slowly but surely won over his fans and critics alike.

The album also caught the ears of former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde who has invited Matthews to perform at his next ‘Lost Horizons’ show, Steve Marriott’s daughter Mollie who has given Matthews a slot at this year’s ‘Dear John’ Lennon tribute concert in September in aid of War Child UK and also Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant who has invited Matthews to open for his Saving Grace tour at major shows this summer.

Robert Plant featured on Matthews’ sophomore album ‘Elsewhere’ back in 2009, speaking on the collaboration and the new tour dates, Matthews said, “It’s wonderful to rekindle our friendship and to be sharing the stage again with a rock and roll icon of the 20th century! Robert is someone I respect a great deal and it’s inspiring to witness his drive, incessant hunger and desire in his search for the next song.”

Scott will also headline his own UK / European tour later this year in October with which he is excited to debut the tracks from ‘New Skin’ in a live setting for example new single ‘Our Time’. ‘Our Time’ sums up ‘New Skin’ perfectly, it’s an instantly affecting emotional song, shrouded in electronics, that starts to snowball epically at around the two-minute mark. On the inspiration behind ‘Our Time’, Matthews says “I wanted to unravel the beauty and complexity of the human heart; the fragility of a perfect moment in an imperfect world; to frame a snapshot of the life of two lovers. The baritone guitar, electronic beats and swelling sythesizers give this song its many layers of emotion”.

Buy ‘New Skin’ now: https://www.scottmatthews.uk/products

Listen to the new album ‘New Skin’here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0WSKfxMPpa8hmKJp920ypa?si=FMv7cIVIR3yfPwteDCxBLg&dl_branch=1

Scott Matthews Tour Dates: https://www.scottmatthews.uk/tour-dates

 

– JULY 2021 – 

16th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea – supporting Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Saving Grace

22nd – The Forum- Malvern – supporting Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Saving Grace- Sold Out

26th – Dudley Town Hall – supporting Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Saving Grace- Sold Out

29th – Buxton Opera House – supporting Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Saving Grace

–  AUGUST 2021 – 

 

02nd Birmingham Town Hall – supporting Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, Saving Grace

26th – Cottingham Folk Festival – Cottingham, East Yorkshire – TICKETS 

 

– OCTOBER 2021 – 

 

1st – The Minack Theatre – Porthcurno – TICKETS 

3rd – St Mary’s Church – Chester – TICKETS

6th – Leaf – Liverpool – TICKETS

8th – Roisin Dubh – Galway – TICKETS

9th – Unitarian Church – Dublin – TICKETS

10th – The Duncairn – Belfast – TICKETS

12th – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds – TICKETS

13th – Oran Mor – Glasgow – TICKETS 

14th – Voodoo Rooms – Edinburgh – TICKETS

16th – St Michael’s Church – Manchester- TICKETS 

 

19th – Scala – London – Lost Horizons – TICKETS

 

20th – Unitarian Church – Brighton – TICKETS

21st – Revelation Ashford – St Mary’s – Ashford – TICKETS

22nd – St John’s Church – Cardiff – TICKETS 

23rd – St Stephen’s Church – Bristol – TICKETS 

26th – Holy Trinity Church – Guildford – TICKETS

27th – Quay Arts Centre – Isle of Wight – TICKETS

28th – Newton Abbot Church – Newton Abbot – TICKETS 

30th – Upper Chapel – Sheffield – TICKETS

 

 

– NOVEMBER –

 

25th – Auditorio Carlos Paredes – Lisbon, PT – TICKETS

26th – CCC Caldas de Rainha – Caldas de Rainha, PT – TICKETS

27th – Teatro Diogo Bernardes – Ponte De Lima, PT – TICKETS

 

– DECEMBER 2021 – 

 

1st – Luxor Live – Arnhem, NL –TICKETS

2nd – TivoliVredenburg / Cloud9 – Utrecht, NL – TICKETS

3rd – Mezz – Breda, NL – TICKETS 

4th – Oosterpoort Binnenzaal – Groningen, NL – TICKETS

6th – Privatclub – Berlin, DE – TICKETS

8th – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK – TICKETS

9th – Dexter – Odense, DK – TICKETS

 

– FEBRUARY 2022 –

 

12th – Union Chapel – London – TICKETS

13th – St Paul’s – Birmingham – TICKETS

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