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North Of No South. “A collection of songs loosely based around an imaginary heist in Brighton, 1975…” out now and available for download on Bandcamp.

It is a brief and breezy record, and around the edges—as one song undergoes a shift in mood, for example, or drifts into another song—it feels like an eighteen-minute field recording of a city intersection… The overall effect creates a dynamic sonic quality, as if a laid-back street-level musical trio were performing their own structured and improvised material but also incorporating the ephemeral swell of sounds around them…

Jordan Penney – AllAboutJazz.com (full review here)

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attentionspan EP on YouTube

I’ve been thinking about attention recently. According to some reports, our attention span is now less than that of a goldfish… Social media posts containing music and video are restricted to 1 minute or less… Music playlists are set to shuffle…

So, I decided to write and record a series of 1 minute pieces under the banner “Attention Span”. Every Friday each was released as a short video on Instagram. Now they are available to collect and share. You can put them in a playlist and hit shuffle…

attentionspan is also available as an EP download via my Bandcamp page here.

Press

Review of North Of No South

Jordan Penney recently reviewed my EP North Of No South on AllAboutJazz.com

“It is a brief and breezy record, and around the edges—as one song undergoes a shift in mood, for example, or drifts into another song—it feels like an eighteen-minute field recording of a city intersection… The overall effect creates a dynamic sonic quality, as if a laid-back street-level musical trio were performing their own structured and improvised material but also incorporating the ephemeral swell of sounds around them…”

You can full review here

Matt Featured on Talking Albums

I was recently interviewed by John McDonald for his Talking Albums project. John explains here:

“Talking Albums began as a radio feature on CHUOfm. I met with musicians and we talked about 6 albums that were special to them. During lockdown, I approached musicians and asked how they were spending their days and what they were listening to. These Talking Albums articles appeared online (apt613.ca). On the YouTube version of Talking Albums, I’ll be seeking out interesting musicians, music people and music! If you know someone who I should talk with, please let me know.

“Matt Clark is a British guitarist and founder of Matt Clark Three. In this Talking Albums, Matt tells us about his trio, guitar influences, and three special albums.”

North Street 74 is Track Of The Day

On August 19th 2020, my debut single North Street 74 was featured as Track Of The Day on AllAboutJazz.com.

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Bio

Jazz influenced grooves. Mostly instrumental. Combining a love of lo-fi loops and samples, avant-garde jazz and influenced by the emerging new jazz scenes of London and New York, MC3 introduces new music for a locked down world, creating a sound at once old and new…

Tales of imaginary heists, unintentional train journeys in 1975, rainy days in East London…

MC3 appeals to an audience that has only the vaguest notion of bebop, swing and other jazz styles, but who are mesmerised by the raw energy and infectious rhythms that are this band’s calling cards. Unlike their contemporaries, this trio takes pride in a back-to-basics, jam band ambience that is more a rejection than a continuation of the fusion tradition…

MC3 – North Of No South. “A collection of songs loosely based around an imaginary heist in Brighton, 1975…” out now and available for download on Bandcamp.

Contact

For bookings, press enquiries etc. please contact Matt at mc@mattdc.co.uk. For any other enquiries, please use the form below.