Hard to believe that Matt Wood has only been playing for the last 5 years, but then again at 21 how old did I expect him to be when he started…
Most sixteen year olds pick up a guitar and after a couple of months sell it for fags or whatever. Matt Wood stuck with it and has created a beautiful ambient acoustic EP
With reverb set to cathedral, Matt wood creates a warm haunting effect which works to create a haunting organic ambient sound to his acoustic guitar.
Matt Wood voice is perfect for this style, like a slightly raspy choir boy, it’s a contradiction of vulnerability and maturity.
Being so suited vocally to this style of music I can’t imagine he would break from it for a while, but I will be listening out for him, I’m looking forward to branching out from this – all be it effective – safe ground.
Words by Carolyn Davis