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Matt Berry

Phantom Birds

Acid Jazz

Released: 18th September 2020

LP - Indies Only Red Vinl£19.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


BAFTA Award-winning actor Matt Berry has been the
star of a number of high profile TV series including
Toast Of London, The IT Crowd and most recently
What We Do In The Shadows. Concurrently he has
cultivated a career as a musician that has seen him
release six solo albums and collaborate with the likes
of Bond composer David Arnold, Jean-Michel Jarre and
most recently Josh Homme, who invited him to
perform on the Desert Sessions.

His most recent album ‘TV Themes’ was a UK Top 40
hit and was awarded four stars by Will Hodgkinson
writing for The Times. His reinterpretation of British
TV themes of the past was no mere wallow in
nostalgia but an exploration of recording techniques
and a joyous celebration of the music.

‘Phantom Birds’ was inspired by a fascination with Bob
Dylan’s ‘John Wesley Harding’, the way it was recorded
with the minimum of musicians to draw attention to
the songs. For the recording Matt worked with
drummer Craig Blundell - known for his work with
Steven Wilson and Steve Hackett - and legendary
pedal steel player BJ Cole, yet the tinges of Americana
are never allowed to overwhelm Matt’s own distinctive
style.