VIDEO FRIDAY — THE SIGNS — Matt Berry Live @ O2 Islington Academy, London 5/18/2013
Another track from Kill The Wolf. It kinda sounds like that song from AD/BC that the innkeeper and his wife have where he’s telling her to kick out her mom. This persons coverage of that gig is fabulous!!! If you haven’t gone to the you tube page and thanked this person for their great work, you should! (epidemic271)
In much the same way bands see themselves in This is Spinal Tap, no British journalist can watch Queens Of The Stone Age spoof documentary Secrets Of The Sound without a wince of recognition, particularly at hapless hack Matt Berry. “It really got to the bottom of how fuckining incredible Matt Berry is,” explains Josh Homme, Queens’ frontman and backbone, speaking to GQ from the bowels of a BBC studio in Maidstone. “It all started by he and I reading the bible to each other. He’s an Old Testament guy and I respect that. But really he can read directions to a toothbrush and I would listen.
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age talking about Matt Berry in British GQ Magazine 5-22-13
“…I then took a break from my duties as Britain’s #1 ex-frontman, and provided rhythm guitar and backing vocals with The Maypoles, the touring band of Matt Berry (telly, radio, all that jazz) on a tour in support of his brilliant new Kill The Wolf album.”
MATT MUSIC MONDAY — MEDICINE LIVE AT O2 Islington Academy 18/05/2013 (by epidemic271)
A great gig video from Matt’s Saturday night gig. This looked like a pretty great tour. Thank God some of the gems were documented for those of us who couldn’t be there. One day I hope to actually be there to see Matt perform.
Matt Berry says people often mistake his gigs for a comedy music act.
Comedian and actor Matt, who starred in The IT Crown and The Mighty Boosh, is also a successful musician but finds fans of his acting work don’t realise that his singing is a separate project.
He said: “It’s definitely Matt Berry playing songs from my album, trying to get it done right and making sure things go well. So no, not consciously, I don’t have to become a character, and it’s not a comedy gig, that is a misconception about my music.
“There are no sly winks or nods, and it’s all done for love.”
Matt, who is currently touring his fourth album Kill The Wolf, said he doesn’t see some of his more unfashionable musical tastes as guilty pleasures.
“Someone was telling me recently that I’ve made an album which references their guilty pleasures, like prog rock and old psychedelic folk. Well, I don’t feel guilty about any of this, I don’t care who knows that I love all that sort of music.”
:: Kill The Wolf is released on June 17. Matt Berry is currently touring the UK. For more information, go to www.themattberry.co.uk
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