Following Scott Matthews’ critically acclaimed album, New Skin, lauded by Robert Plant, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde as his most courageous move yet in its Eno-esque electronica and Thom Yorke-centric uncovering, comes the sequel to its story, and the Ivor Novello award-winner is not afraid to evolve once more.
From within this freshly paved electronic landscape, Matthews’ new album, Restless Lullabies, emerges with a stark boldness that is breath taking. These phoenix songs, born from New Skin, have more to give, worthy of reincarnation, entirely reimagined by Matthews who appears dauntless, they are restless with good reason.
Now entirely unadorned, stripped of their electronic veil, the album’s organic, acoustic purity creates a subliminal listening experience. From the ethereal acapella, ‘Intruders on Earth’, to the evocative duet, ‘Anniversary’, where Matthews performs with American soul-jazz singer, Krystle Warren, the result being a vocal fusion that seems impossibly perfect. The skeletal delicacy of the songs allows his poetry to breathe, his transcendent vocal to soar, brings his dexterously sensitive guitar playing into microscopic focus and further cements his undeniable mastery as one of our greatest songsmiths.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
“I can’t speak highly enough of this massively talented singer-songwriter who sings every note like it’s his last with the most effortless of deliveries.”
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
Getting to the venue
Location: Redgrave Theatre is located near Mansion House in Clifton, 800m from Pembroke road.
There are four bicycle racks available in front of the theatre. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Bus Numbers 8 and 9 from Bristol Temple Meads, City Centre, Clifton and Redland stop on Clifton Down Road near to the Redgrave Theatre.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Redgrave Theatre is outside but close to the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
On-street parking is free after 5pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Blue badge holders may park their vehicles on the double yellow lines in front of the theatre.
There is level access to the front of the auditorium via the side door to the left of the building. Blue badge holders can park at the front of the Theatre.
A portable ramp is available for wheelchair users, who will be accommodated in two designated spaces per performance, one on each side of the front row, adjacent to ramped emergency exits.
Unfortunately Redgrave Theatre does not have an accessible toilet.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome inside the venue.
Induction loop facilities are not available at this venue.
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