Matt Elliott

Matt Elliott

Discography

 

So we left Matt with The Broken Man, an album on edge, stripped and perhaps his darkest record to date. Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart, his new album, announces an optimism previously unsuspected in the musician. A new start, perhaps a form of renewed hope. Whatever it may be, this new album introduces a new dimension in the music of Matt Elliott, without ever questioning the foundations.


From the first notes, the climate (relatively) less dark than usual, and the listener is taken away naturally.The first piece, over 17 minutes, a manifest of a new dynamic, a desire to move forward regardless of the obstacles. The melancholy that has always emerged from Matt's music is transformed here into bustling energy and yet extremely warm. More than ever, he managed to merge shadow and light within the same song. Emotions are no longer opposed, they complement in the most beautiful way. Clearly, the fog has dissipated somewhat and shows the way as it really is, winding and rocky but whose purpose is simply a gateway to the territories of serenity.
 

So much so that we will never have felt so close to the musician listening to one of his records, sometimes to the point of having the feeling of being in the same room with him to share one of unexpected moments of intoxication as they are rare ... and therefore priceless. Only Myocardial Infartion Can Break Your Heart seems to be the work of reconstruction after a Broken Man impregnated with despair. And if the load is less emotional funereal, intense, it remains intact.

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TO COME  :

20-09-2014 • Ruoms • (07), Festival Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold

05-11-2014 • Bristol • (UK), Exchange

07-11-2014 • Cardiff • (UK), Clwb Ifor Bach

08-11-2014 • Oxford • (UK), Audioscope Festival, The Jericho

13-11-2014 • London • (UK), Cafe Oto

16-01-2015 • Argenteuil • (95), La Cave Dimière

PAST GIGS : 

2014 :

05-02-2014 • Poitiers • (FR), Confort Moderne (w/ band)

06-02-2014 • Bordeaux • (FR), L'IBoat (w/ band)

07-02-2014 • La Rochelle • (FR), La Sirène (w/ band)

08-02-2014 • Toulouse • (FR), La Dynamo (w/ band)

14-02-2014 • Lorient • (FR), Le Manège (w/ band)

15-02-2014 • Saint-Lô • (FR), Le Normandy (w/ band)

20-02-2014 • Köln • (DE), King Georg (solo) (Billets)

21-02-2014 • Duisburg • (DE), Steinbruch (solo) (Billets)

22-02-2014 • Braunscweig • (DE), Hansa Club (solo) (Billets)

23-02-2014 • Desden • (DE), Beatpol (solo) (Billets)

24-02-2014 • Berlin • (DE), Roter Salon (solo) (Billets)

25-02-2014 • Nürnberg • (DE), Musikverein im K4 (solo) (Billets)

26-02-2014 • Heidelberg • (DE), Karlstorbahnhof (solo) (Billets)

27-02-2014 • München • (DE), Provisorium (solo) (Billets)

28-02-2014 • Bayreuth • (DE), Glashaus (solo) (Billets)

03-03-2014 • Torino • (IT), Blah Blah (solo)

04-03-2014 • Milano • (IT), 75beat (solo)

05-03-2014 • Roma • (IT), Init (solo)

06-03-2014 • Napoli • (IT), George Best M&F (solo)

06-03-2014 • Lyon (FR) Bibliothèque Part-Dieu,  Screening of "What a fuck am I doing on this battlefield", directed by Julien Fezans & Nicolas Peltier

07-03-2014 • Foligno • (IT), Chiesa di Betlemme (solo)

08-03-2014 • Offida (close to Ascoli) • (IT), Vinea (solo)

09-03-2014 • Carpi (Modena) • (IT), Mattatoio (solo)

12-03-2014 • Paris, opening for Pillars And Tongues • (FR), Point FMR (solo)

14-03-2014 • Paris (FR) La Gaité Lyrique,  Screening of "What a fuck am I doing on this battlefield", directed by Julien Fezans & Nicolas Peltier

18-03-2014 • Mulhouse • (FR), Noumatrouff (w/ band)

19-03-2014 • Lyon • (FR), Marché Gare (w/ band)

20-03-2014 • Reims • (FR), Palais de Tau, Festival Equinoxe (w/ band)

24-03-2014 • Thessaloniki • (GR), Mavri Trypa (solo)

26-03-2014 • Larisa • (GR), Stage Club (solo)

28-03-2014 • Athens • (GR), Tin Pan Alley (solo)

28-03-2014 • Vannes (FR) Cinéma La Garenne,  Screening of "What a fuck am I doing on this battlefield", directed by Julien Fezans & Nicolas Peltier,

07-05-2014 • Lugo • (ES), Clavicémbalo (solo)

08-05-2014 • Pontevedra • (ES), Bar Labranza (solo)

09-05-2014 • Xixón • (ES), Casino (solo)

10-05-2014 • Guarda • (PT), Teatro Municipal (solo)

12-05-2014 • Zamora • (ES), Berlín (solo)

13-05-2014 • A Coruña • (ES), Casa Tomada (solo)

14-05-2014 • Aveiro • (PT), Mercado Negro (solo)

15-05-2014 • Porto • (PT), Maos Habitos (solo)

16-05-2014 • Almendralejo • (ES), Salón de Teatres (solo)

17-05-2014 • Madrid • (ES), Fotomatón (solo)

18-05-2014 • Zaragoza • (ES), La lata de Bombillas (solo)

2013 :

22-01-2013 • Genova • (IT), Spazio Targa

23-01-2013 • Padova • (IT), La Mela di Newton

24-01-2013 • Gambettola (FC) • (IT), Tressessanta

25-01-2013 • Jesi (ANCONA) • (IT), TNT club

26-01-2013 • Salerno • (IT), Mumble Rumble

27-01-2013 • Modena • (IT), Happen Club

28-01-2013 • Milano • (IT), Teatro Martinitt

10-05-2013 • Brest • (FR), La Carène w/ Mendelson

11-05-2013 • Brest • (FR), Home show

06-11-2013 • Metz • (FR), Les Trinitaires

08-11-2013 • Delemont • (CH), SAS

09-11-2013 • Bologne • (IT), Freakout

10-11-2013 • Padoue • (IT), Grind House

14-11-2013 • Bruxelles • (BE), La Rotonde

15-11-2013 • Amiens • (FR), La Briqueterie

16-11-2013 • Namur • (BE), Le Belvédère

21-11-2013 • Paris (FR), Le Café de la Danse

29-11-2013 • Vendenheim • (FR), Médiathèque (solo + projection d'un documentaire sur Matt Elliott)

01-12-2013 • Utrecht • (NL), Guess Who Festival

15-12-2013 • Rennes • (FR), L'Antipode (w/ band)

 

2012 :

 

20.01 Carpi (Mo) // Mattatoio

21.01  Valeggio sul Mincio (Vr) // Villa Zamboni

22.01  Forlì // Diagonal

23.01  Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rn) // live in the grotto

24.01  Torino // Blah Blah

25.01  Milano // Magnolia

27-01 • Nantes • Le Stakhanov w/ T.Beach

28-01 • Tours • le Temps Machine w/ Ramona Cordova

29-01 • St Ouen • 'Festival Mofo' , Mains d'Oeuvres

30-01 • Lille • la Péniche

02-02 • Castellon (sp) • Festival 'Tanned Tin'

08-02 • Pau • La Centrifugeuse

09-02 • Bayonne • Le Musée Basque

10-02 • Bordeaux • I-Boat

11-02 • Tulle • le Molière

16-02 • Besançon • La Cour des Miracles

17-02 • Grenoble • La Bobine *

18-02 • Arles • l'Église des frères Prêcheurs* /// ANNULE

19-02 • Marseille • l'Embobineuse*

23-02 • Chabeuil (26) • Festival 'Rencontres entre les Mondes # 8' Centre Culturel*

24-02 • Annecy • Festival 'Hors Pistes', salle Pierre Lamy w/ Mesparrow

08 Mar 2012 • DE • Dresden Thalia Kino

09 Mar 2012 • DE • Potsdam Hans Otto Theater

10 Mar 2012 • DE • Leipzig Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

11 Mar 2012 • DE • Bamberg Morph Club

13 Mar 2012 • DE • Hildesheim Haus der Braut

14 Mar 2012 • DE • Berlin Kater Holzig w/ Zun Zun Egui

15 Mar 2012 • DE • Köln King Georg

16 Mar 2012 • DE • Esslingen Komma

17 Mar 2012 • DE • Mannheim Blau

22-03 • Chalon sur Saône • la Péniche 

23-03 • Vagney • L'Estaminet

24-03 • Lyon • Marché Gare w/ Dark Dark Dark

25-03 • Maubec (84) • La Gare de Coustellet w/ Dark Dark Dark

04-04 • Nancy • 'Ici d'Ailleurs Festival', l'autre Canal 

05-04 • Allonnes • 'Ici d'Ailleurs Festival', la Péniche 

06-04 • St Nazaire • le Vip

11-04 • Strasbourg • Festival des Artefacts à la Laiterie w/ mansfield.tya, Chapelier Fou

19-04 • Paris • Le Café de la Danse

21-04 • Toulon • 'Festival Faveurs de Printemps'

25-04 • Lausanne (ch) • 'Festival Impetus', le Bourg w/ Michael Gira

17-05 • Pisa • ITALIE • Stazione Leopolda 

18-05 • Bari • ITALIE • Socrate Occupato

19-05 • Cupertino (Lecce) • ITALIE • Arci Rubyk 

21-05 • Avellino • ITALIE • Godot

22-05 • Roma • ITALIE • Lanificio 159 

23-05 • Faenza • ITALIE • Clandestino 

26-05 • Dijon • Humanist Festival, le Consortium

27-05 • Vitoria • ESPAGNE • Ibu Hots

28-05 • Zamora • ESPAGNE • Sala Berlín

30-05 • Bragança • PORTUGAL • Museo do Abade de Baçal

31-05 • Aveiro • PORTUGAL • Mercado Negro

1-06 • Lisboa • PORTUGAL • Ritz Clube

2-06 • Leiria • PORTUGAL • Beat Club – Fade In Festival

3-06 • Porto • PORTUGAL • Serralves em Festa/Fundação Serralves

4-06 • Pontevedra • ESPAGNE • Bar Labranza

6-06 • Zaragoza • ESPAGNE • La Lata de Bombillas

7-06 • Gijón • ESPAGNE • Casino

8-06 • Madrid • ESPAGNE • Clamores

9-06 • Vic • ESPAGNE • Jazz Cava

10-06 • Barcelona • ESPAGNE • La 2

12-06 • Manresa • ESPAGNE • El Vermell

14-06 • Granada • ESPAGNE • Planta Baja

28-06 • Metz • Les Trinitaires 

17-08 • Nancy • L'Auditorium de la Pépinière

15-09 • Tilburg • HOLLANDE • Incubate Festival 

09-11 • Montbéliard • Le Moloco


2011:


Le 30 Septembre 2011 au Point Ephémère / PARIS

Le 1er Octobre à la Péniche du pianiste / LILLE

Du 14 au 25 Octobre :  Grèce

Le 16 Octobre au Mylos Club Thessaloniki / GRECE

Le 23 Octobre au Six D.O.G.S. à Athènes / GRECE

Le 19 Novembre : Tenerife (tbc) / ILES CANARIES

Le 2 Décembre : Barcelona / ESPAGNE

24.03. PARIS (FR) @ Café de la Danse

26.03. VENDENHEIM (FR) @ Médiathèque Tomi Ungerer

30.03. ZÜRICH (CH) @ Cabaret Voltaire

01.04. MONTELLANO (ES) @ Festival El Alternador

02.04. PORTO (PT) @ O Meu Mercedes

03.04. BRAGANÇA (PT) @ Museo do Abade de Baçal

04.04. ZAMORA (ES) @ Sala Berlín

07.04. MURCIA (ES) @ Sala Musik

19.05. BRUSSELS (BE) @ Festival Les Nuits Botanique

22.05. OSAKA (JP) @ Janus

26.05. NAGOYA (JP) @ Tokuzo

28.05. TOKYO (JP) @ O-nest

Press

Press quotes

Howling songs ends the trilogy (Drinking songs and falling songs) with a perfect achievement. The album describes a very personal musical that shows the talent of the artist'' (Sortir Ici - Lorient)

''Falling songs remains the masterwork of Matt Elliott. In fact before him, such a deep musical background had never been offered and developed (…) Howling songs tends towards the same direction'' (culturopoing)

''Howling songs ended the trilogy started in 2005 with Drinking songs then Failing songs, an unique adventure (M-La-Music)

''Howling songs the last part of the trilogy released by Ici D'Ailleurs concludes the homeric metamorphosis where the artist goes back to his Slavic origins'' (Nuke)

''Enjoying to play with our senses and emotions, Howling songs assures the increase in power of the author whose personality and writing skills continue to fine down and to grow up according to releases'' (Noise)

''This sentimental and strange guy used to trample on norms to create his own musical world in which he composes tremendous songs, full of anxiety and howling'' (Le petit bulletin)

''The listening of the album “Howling songs” will not leave you neither cold nor emotionless'' (Musiq)

''Matt Elliott who first started out in the electro music is an author, composer, arranger and real performer. In one piece he is able to mix melancholy and fury as well as melancholy and sound destruction'' (Not for tourists)

''The liberated and heart renting songs of the Album “Howling songs” do not take into consideration the commercial aspect and the radio adaptability. Compositions grow depending on the inspiration'' (Foutraque)

''Matt Elliott's music find its essential purpose in being both here as elsewhere'' (Indiepoprock)

Biography

To download "Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart" biography, please click here

To download "The Broken Man" biography, please click here.

Press review

To download "Failing Songs" press review please click here.

To download "Howling Songs" press review please click here.