Vinyl LP: Matt Wilde - 'Hello World'
Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 - "Matt's been making a lot of noise for himself in the jazz and beats space... it's right there in the centre of what everyone's listening to"
Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6 Music - "wicked new single from Matt Wilde!"
Huey Morgan, BBC 6 Music - "Here's something new from Matt Wilde, little downtempo vibe - you're gonna like it'
Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM - "A mancunian moment! Loving this"
Out now is the groundbreaking debut album by hotly-tipped Mancunian keyboard star Matt Wilde, released on exclusive, limited edition heavyweight vinyl via Band on the Wall Recordings. Out Friday 14th July 2023.
Heavyweight 180g vinyl - black edition
Paintings of 'Matt's Manchester' by Ollie Macdonald Oulds
Double-sided printed inner sleeve
A1. Who Cares
A3. Hello World
A4. Entitled Smile
B1. Fields of Green
B3. Every Story (Interlude)
B5. Why Me
B6. Pippin’s Dream
‘Hello World’ is an audio catalogue of personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, shared with honesty and curiosity for the human condition. Matt crafts emotive and uplifting compositions denoting a tender illustration of the human experience, finding and celebrating the simple and beautiful moments of life.
From the initial key flourishes of LP opener ‘Who Cares’, ‘Hello World’ embeds the listener in a technicolour world of rich melodies, crisp instrumentation and meditative grooves.
The relationship between Matt and Band on the Wall is a true family affair, reaching all the way back to Matt’s teenage years. Matt explains: ‘“I grew up in Manchester after my mum emigrated from Poland. I was surrounded by MCs, rappers and musicians who were writing and recording hip hop and grime. I began producing, making beats and DJing, and spent several years getting involved in workshops at Band on the Wall through music charity Brighter Sound, which laid the foundations for my musical development. Growing up, I was enveloped by loads of different cultures which have all fed into the music I make and continue to inspire me today. The Manchester music scene is thriving with so many innovative artists doing their thing and making a big impression, and I’m proud to be from here.”.
The release of ‘Hello World’ is the culmination of a beautiful full circle moment, showcasing what can be achieved when community and creativity is given a space to grow organically.
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