Monday, February 15, 2010

The Music That Made... Mat Riviere

Norwich's Riviere was also in our Class Of 2010; album Follow Your Heart is released March 8th. Let's use some other people's quotes: "One of the most haunting and mesmerising spectacles you will catch... simply fantastic" (Artrocker); "Doom laden pop with reverb strings" (Drowned In Sound); "Sparse but intense songs, heavy on atmosphere and melody... a pop maverick for the future." (The National Student Newspaper) Now, some of his:

First single bought: Cats In The Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe. The B-side was called Pan Handlin Prince.
First gig voluntarily attended: Reef at the LCR in Norwich. Support came in the form of A, before they became briefly popular.
The record that most made you want to get into music: Less Talk More Rock by Propagandhi
The three headliners at a festival you were curating: Xiu Xiu, Bedhead, John Maus
A song not enough people know about but everyone should hear: Hold On To Love by Peter Skellern
The last great thing you heard: Ghost Writer by Tawny Owl
Your key non-musical influences: The Gilmore Girls
Your favourite new artist: Trash Kit. They're amazing.

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