MATTHEW FREDERICK fuses an early love of classic singer-songwriters with more recent influences to create a distinctive and timeless blend of pop, indie-folk and blues, with a touch of Cymrucana and contemporary classical thrown in for good measure.
With headline shows in the UK, US and Europe under his belt, as well as fronting BBC Introducing favourites Climbing Trees, the Rhondda Valley musician has released five albums, two EPs and thirteen singles to date across a number of projects since his 2011 debut solo EP Venus & Mars.
Alongside numerous festival (Green Man, The Hay Festival) television (BBC, S4C) and radio (BBC Radio 1, 6 Music) appearances, Frederick has also recorded at London’s iconic Maida Vale Studios, performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and was shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize following the release of the Trees’ most recent album, the much-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Borders.
Playing each and every instrument on recent debut solo studio album Fragments, the record has so far spawned three releases in the form of countrytinged lead single Tell Me, playlisted by the BBC as well as gaining airplay from Amazing Radio, the delicate nostalgia and late-summer haze of Hay-onWye, which quickly became Frederick’s most-streamed track on Spotify, plus latest offering and long-time live favourite Pink Blossom Snow, ahead of forthcoming single Laura Jones, set for a summer release via Staylittle Music.
“Absolutely beautiful” “One of the names to look out for” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales Metro
“One of Wales’ best upcoming songwriters” “Subtle elegance … delicate beauty”
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“An original and unique talent” “Listen, melt, repeat” Plugged In Magazine
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