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  • Last update: Mar 19, 2010 - 10:16
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ReportMatthew NeelMatthew Neel

  • Founded: April 2009
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Label: scratchy records

Hello. I left school at 18 and came straight to London, with the express intention of joining a band. Via the back pages of Melody Maker, I found one. We were called "The Secret Garden". We were not good. After a year or so I stole the guitarist and went off to form a new band, then spent a couple of years firing everyone and finding sparkly, talented new people to put in their places. We lasted a few years but eventually became allergic to each other and died of toxic shock in a rehearsal room in Putney. Since then, thanks to snapping my wrist and not being able to strum for 8 months, I have taught myself to fingerpick, and from there come new songs and soon an album. I've always been a sucker for the dark folkiness, and recently this is the way the songs seem to go. The lovely Luke Brighty is playing guitar, Ricky Barber is managing Bass duties, Jimmy Shoo is tub-thumping, and Matty Sime is shouting commands and left-field suggestions from the control room like a hairy Brian Eno. Have a look at the slideshow if you don't believe me. The fruits of all this labour will be released in March 2010 on Scratchy Records. Hope you like.



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    Left by woodjean, on Feb 23, 2010 - 9:54
    Thanks for letting us know you are here. You have a great voice and your music is really really good. I'll certainly be back!
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  • Hi again,
    Left by stone, on Feb 13, 2010 - 23:58
    One or two tips: Upload one song at a time and join a big group to announce it when you do. Tag them with 1-2 tags.
    I joined "lost and found", "t61refugees". Don't spam your songs on everyone all time, people only get mad, but friendly info works... I haven't been here for such a long time either.
    Good luck and have fun!
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  • Hi Matthew
    Left by stone, on Feb 12, 2010 - 8:34
    "You dont belong" is a very god song and you Do belong here! I like the guitars, so fragile in the background.
    /Stone (from Tremendo)
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    • Left by Rick Barber, on Feb 12, 2010 - 13:17
      HI Stone, thanks for the kind words. We are new on uvumi so any tips welcome.

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