It's all Indie

It’s all indie - (This Town premiere)

Australia is always known for it's hidden gems as far as music is concerned, and yet another diamond to come out of the country is Matthew Garrod. The offering is lifted from his forthcoming EP, "Canyons", and highlights his warm vocals and songwriting. The track is laced with lots of reverb in the synths alongside a driving force of an acoustic guitar.

How would you describe your music? 
Matthew Garrod: My music falls somewhere between pop and neo (electronic) folk. I think I would sit in the middle of a Venn Diagram that consisted of Mumford and Sons, Death Cab for Cutie and Coldplay. 

What motivates you most when writing music? 
Matthew Garrod: Whilst I tend to merge storytelling and reflection, recently my song writing has become a little more conversational. If I hear someone say something or observe a situation I tend to articulate my thoughts in form of a lyrical conversation. 

My songs usually start with a single thought or word and then evolve into something totally unexpected. My first track on the EP, "April" began as a song about the name April purely because I thought it's a nice potential name for a daughter however by the end of the writing process it became a song about not losing sight of things that matter when things are going well only to lose them when it comes crashing down. 


Phace Mag

Matthew Garrod releases 'This Town' off the forthcoming 'Canyons' EP and we love it!