FRESH: ‘Hay On Wye’ – Matthew Frederick

Matthew Frederick is back with “Hay On Wye”.

by Christopher Smith

With two critically-acclaimed albums, one EP and five singles under his belt as the frontman of Welsh Music Prize-nominated Cymrucana pioneers Climbing Trees, Matthew Frederick continues his solo crusade this Autumn with his latest single “Hay-on-Wye”, the second offering from forthcoming debut studio album “Fragments”.

Following the June release of lead single “Tell Me” – which the Rhondda Valley musician proclaimed his ‘most upbeat miserable song yet’ – “Hay-on-Wye” is a much more relaxed affair. A delicate, nostalgic number, the clarity of specific memories listed in the lyrics contrast with the late-Summer haze of the instrumentation, and captures perfectly the essence of the sleepy Welsh border town in three minutes of indie-folk bliss.

After recently rounding off another jam-packed summer festival season following a maiden US headline show earlier in the year, Frederick heads to Europe for a run of Climbing Trees shows at the end of September, where he’ll also be opening with a number of solo sets – visit his official website for a full list of upcoming shows. Released via Staylittle Music and distributed by PYST, “Hay-on-Wye” is available to stream and download exclusively via Bandcamp from Monday September 16th 2019 ahead of its release across all major digital platforms on Friday September 20th 2019.

Singer, songwriter, composer and Climbing Trees frontman, Matthew blends an early love of Billy Joel and Elton John with more recent influences including Ben Folds and John Grant. With live shows in the UK, US and Europe under his belt, the South Wales musician has also made numerous festival, television and radio appearances – gaining airplay from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music amongst others – as well as recording at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios, performing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and being shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize following the release of the Trees’ second album, the much-anticipated and critically-acclaimed “Borders”.

For more about Matthew, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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