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Thursday, March 17 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Matthew and the Atlas

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The eponymous Matthew is Matthew Hegarty, and The Atlas is his wonderful band: Lindsay West on piano and vocals, Harrison Cargill on banjo and guitar, Dave Millar on accordion and Tommy Field on drums. The sound they make together is a sort of woozy, day-dreaming Americana, filtered through a distinctly English folk sensibility – with Hegarty’s extraordinarily cultured and grizzled vocal the spine tingling glue binding it together. The band came together when, in late 2009, Communion Records called Matthew and said they wanted to record an EP of his songs. It was the coldest of winters and so he rounded up some old friends and they hid from the snow in a candlelit studio in North London. When they came out it was still snowing, but they had a record – they called it ‘To the North’. They felt like a band and decided to try and play these songs together live. It turns out that once they started it was pretty hard to stop - so they haven’t. Their first ever headline show was a sell out at The Lexington in London in April 2010, and since then they’ve toured the UK twice (once with The Shivers and once with Mumford and Sons) and played headline and support slots in some of London’s most iconic venues. Matthew and the Atlas returned to that same candlelit studio in September 2010 to record their follow-up EP ‘Kingdom of Your Own’, which is out now on Communion Records.
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Matthew and the Atlas

The eponymous Matthew is Matthew Hegarty, and The Atlas is his wonderful band: Lindsay West on piano and vocals, Harrison Cargill on banjo and guitar, Dave Millar on accordion and Tommy Field on drums. The sound they make together is a sort of woozy, day-dreaming Americana, filtered... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Klub Krucial 614 E 6th St

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