Mat Riviere is to release a new EP, 'Evening Drive', on March 29th 2010. The song is a bleak, cryptic tale set over malevolent, gunning synths and a stark rhythm. It is the second single to be taken from Riviere's debut album 'Follow Your Heart', which is released nationally on CD this March 8th on Brainlove Records.
Riviere is already a breakthrough artist for 2010. NME call his music "genius bleak pop", and the blog and webzine response has illustrated an international appeal. His last single FYH received 1500 downloads in just a few days via the RCRD-LBL site, and was debuted on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens. Riviere also supported Memory Tapes at his packed-out debut London show, and plays in London with Jookabox and Maria & The Mirrors this Thursday 25th Feb.
The EP contains a stunning orchestral reworking of live favourite 'The Give In' by Bleeding Heart Narrative, and two reworkings of the title track by electronica wizard Levyashin and post-rock stalwarts The Monroe Transfer. Also included is a new track entitled 'Stars Hollow'. The video, by Michael Page, is due soon.