Dunedin based APRA award winning and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter/acoustic troubadour, Matt Langley, has toured and worked with names such as Riki Gooch, Tom Callwood, Andrew Bain, Tom Watson, Brett Stanton, Adam Page, Darren Watson, Lindon Puffin, The Eastern, Caitlin Harnett, Jordie Lane, Julia Jacklin, Luckless, Bond Street Bridge, and The Broken Heartbreakers.
Matt continues to resist easy categorisation but has drawn comparisons to Elliot Smith, Jeff Tweedy, Chris Isaak, Grant Lee Phillips, Jeff Buckley , Harry Nilsson and Bob Dylan among others. Langley’slove of song-writing shows in a diverse range of influences from the Beatles to Radiohead, folk to pop and has a uniquely poetical lyrical bent. He recently collaborated on a suite of songs with renowned New Zealand Poet Laureate and author Brian Turner called ‘Ladders of Rain’.
Making an album
The songwriters art comes to to fruition verse to verse, song to song. You have collection of material that all vaguely fits together...now what? In an age of digital downloads, singles and random selection is the esoteric art of making album an anachronism? Apparently not. More albums are being made and distributed than ever before, largely independently. Dunedin songwriter Matt Langley has been writing, producing and recording for twenty years and has made ten albums of original and collaborative material. Join Matt for an investigation of the modern trials and joys of putting together your own album and why it's still the coolest thing you can do (especially if it's on vinyl).
To be announced