Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and academic, Matt Hill has spent many years orbiting the music industry circus. Best known for his delicate and beguiling keyboard lines in the group amphibian, Matt is set to release his new solo album, Stars and the Moon and Satellites in August. With echos of Nick Drake and Bon Iver, this music lies somewhere between the worlds of ambient post rock and contemporary folk.
Matt’s last solo album, Warm Keep Warm, won several NCEIA Dolphin Awards, including Best Album, Best Jazz Track and Best New Age Track. Since then Matt has released two vinyl albums with amphibian, composed the music for the NORPA production Engine, and produced soundscapes for internationally renowned media artist Grayson Cooke.
Based in the fertile creative hub of the Northern Rivers in NSW, Australia, Matt is the coordinator of Southern Cross University’s Contemporary Music program and has a doctorate in music composition.
This album sees Matt trading in some of his electronica know-how for an earthier, intuitive and acoustic approach. Matt will be launching the new album at Byron Theatre on Friday 17 August with a new band featuring Barry Hill (bass/guitar), Cye Wood (strings), Chris Mason (drums) and Gabriella Hill (clarinet). Checkout some of the tracks on the Music page...