A percussive cowbell and whistle disco beat, a low-in-the-mix organ melody and Matthew Dear’s distinctive croak unfurls into a Fluffy Little Clouds-esque synth on the first single from Matthew Dear’s new album Beams out in late August. The video by Tommy O’ Haver takes its inspiration from cult filmmaker Kenneth Anger. You may have also heard ‘Headcage’ from the album which is below. My favourite Matthew Dear album is 2007’s Asa Breed so get on that if you don’t know.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.