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Mat Riviere's first single is out this week on Brainlove. It's an amazing track called FYH.
FYH is up for free over at RCRD-LBL, linked above. And if you like it, there's an EP on sale with three tremendous remixes by Napoleon IIIrd, Pagan Wanderer Lu and Dreamtrak, a rather lovely b-side entitled Resist, and an amazing live track called The Garden recorded at Iceland Airwaves earlier in the year.
People have been saying nice things about it, I'll paste 'em in below...
The album, Follow Your Heart, is out in January.
"Genius bleak pop" - NME
"One of the most haunting and mesmerising spectacles you will catch... simply fantastic" - Artrocker
"Doom laden pop with reverb strings" - Drowned In Sound
"Sparse but intense songs, heavy on atmosphere and melody... a pop maverick for the future." - The National Student Newspaper
"If Interpol's bid for artistic recognition had failed and they decided to go their separate ways and just carry on being miserable alone, they might sound something like Mat Riviere... synths that sound like sherbet but taste like warm tears." - RCRD-LBL
"Glitchy, lo-fi, minimal pop heartaches... the newest signing to Brainlove Records bears his soul with a gorgeous collection of laconic, tragic songs" - The Line Of Best Fit
"Delightfully doleful drone-pop." - Pinglewood
"Solo eccentrica from the UK's DIY mecca, Norwich" - Plan B
"Apocalyptic, atonal drone." - Reykjavik Grapevine
"Mat Riviere is the best thing to happen to Norwich since that damn castle was erected. He straddles the honesty that Yoni Wolf created with Why? whilst firmly taking a stand for thoughtful and creative lo-fi music. He makes us swoon." - The 405
"'FYH' resembles Why? with its gothic atmosphere and stark vocal delivery. It's an attention-grabber." - Muso's Guide