artist spotlight: matt perriment

Driven by passion and equipped with musical brilliance, indie-folk singer/songwriter Matt Perriment is back with the beginnings of another highly anticipated EP. A completely self-taught musician and vocalist, Perriment began creating music around seven years ago and hasn’t slowed down since.

“Music has always been an escape for me, from the start until this day, I write and play music to deal with the ups and downs in my life,” he told me. “Every song is a snapshot of a moment in life.”

Coming off of two sold out London headliners, four international shows, numerous SoFar Sounds performances and a number of festival slots, Perriment is following his critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Everlast’, with a five-track EP that promises to be even more dynamic than the last.

Expressive and genuine, Perriment plays and sings with a sense of sincerity that’s not always easy to come by today. While he has been hugely influenced by other indie-folk singer/songwriters like Matt Corby and Ben Howard, above all, Perriment is affected by authenticity and candour.

“Any artist that plays and writes with integrity and honesty is an influence for me."

His connection to his music is starkly clear - aside from melodic songwriting, candid and personal lyrics have undeniably become a trademark of his, established in his first EP and solidified in his most recent release, ‘Oceans’ - the first single off his upcoming EP, ‘Memos’.

The track has already racked up over 10,000 streams on Spotify, and it’s clear to see why. ‘Oceans’ opens up with entrancing guitar, introducing keys, tranquil violin and enchanting backing vocals at the chorus that fittingly create a sense of nostalgia and longing as Perriment’s steady vocals earnestly call “come back home,”. It’s an honest tune that deals with the turbulence of a long-distance relationship and the longing for a partner to return home.

“Home in this track isn’t really’s about being together with the person you love, whether that’s travelling the world or an actual home.”

‘Oceans’ has more of a build up than Perriment’s previous, steady - though still dreamy - songs. His vocals become more charged with each verse, layering at the bridge and culminating into a powerful final chorus that invokes in listeners the same fervour that he exhibits.

Emotive and melodically strong, if ‘Oceans’ is representative of the rest of ‘Memos’, listeners are absolutely in for a treat.

Matt Perriment and band members Ed Bell, Matt Ingram, Jamie Philokyrpou and Katie Earl have just signed a record deal with V2 Records and are beginning the release campaign for ‘Memos’. Following ‘Oceans’, listeners will be graced with a single a month until the EP is fully released in March of 2019.

“Listeners can expect a really varied EP with some big builds...this is definitely a huge step up in terms of production and writing than we’ve ever done before."

Next March, Londoners can catch Matt Perriment at his biggest London headlining show to date. Keep an eye on his socials (linked below) and our Live Events page for more information - you’re going to want to be able to say you saw him first.

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