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Promised Land

Promised Land the first album of Matt Mathews is announced for Friday May 20th 2016. The same evening Matt Mathews will be performing on the stage of the Undertown in Meyrin (GE).
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Promised Land

Caprices festival

The first concert of the Promised Land Tour 2016 will take place at the famous Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana. Matt Mathews will be performing on April 1st 2016 at 17 :30 on the stage of the off festival in Rue Centrale in the middle of the village of Crans-Montana.
Festival In : DJs
Festival Off : live bands
Info and situation :

Logo Caprices Festival

Escudero Records

The first album of Matt Mathews will be published by Escudero Records. The independent label based in Valais will take care of the promotion and booking for Matt Mathews.
Info :

Escudero records


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Our lives are like a circle The process never ends
One wave follows one another And after tears comes laughter

Matt Mathews

Matt Mathews is a songwriter. A storyteller.

Through his songs Matt tells us his inner world, intimate and sensitive. He’s a guide that connects us to our own emotional world, remembering us a buried memory, a fleeting emotion, an intense hope.

Matt, singer and multi-instrumentalist, proposes in his first solo album "Promised Land" a personal and stylish songwriting, from indie-rock to pop-folk, in a bewitching musical journey.

"Promised Land" was released in May 2016 in Switzerland and several songs are played on numerous swiss radios and tv channels, including Radio Swiss Pop, Rete3, Radio Chablais, La Télé, TVM3 and Léman Bleu, etc.

The "Promised Land Tour" is currently underway with nearly 20 concert dates in festivals and clubs such as Caprices Festival Crans-Montana, Festival Local Vevey or Undertown Meyrin, Chat Noir Carouge, etc.

Matt previously played on many swiss stages with his former projects, including the Label Suisse Festival in Lausanne, the Paléo Festival in Nyon, and Musiques en Eté on the Ella Fitzgerald stage in Geneva with the band Exphase, but also in clubs like Bikini Test, Fri-son, U.ZN L’Usine, KIFF Aarau, Henrici Zürich and during 4 tours in Holland, Spain, France and Italy with the band The Exciters.

Matt released two albums "Embryo" and "Secret Garden" with Exphase, as well as an EP "The Eternal Cannibal Prelude" and an album "Flashback" with The Exciters, which received an enthusiastic press and a wide media coverage both in french and german-speaking Switzerland.

Dear all we need now is extra time To give us a chance to play our ace
All we need now is springtime And to feel in state of grace

Past dates

01. 04. 2016Caprices Festival OffCrans-Montana
20. 05. 2016UndertownMeyrin
27. 05. 2016Point 11Sion
28. 05. 2016Rock’n Nax FestivalNax  Open Air
15. 06. 2016Montreux Jazz CaféMontreux
18. 06. 2016Fête de la MusiqueNyon
21. 06. 2016Fête de la MusiqueLausanne
25. 06. 2016Festival LocalVevey  Open Air
16. 07. 2016Léman Bouge TourGenève Open Air
29. 07. 2016Le New PubCrans-Montana
06. 08. 2016Bar King du LacNeuchâtel
09. 09. 2016L’AnnexeBex
16. 09. 2016Salon du Bleu CaféNeuchâtel
17. 09. 2016Le Bouffon de la TaverneGenève
01. 10. 2016L’A CappellaArdon
18. 11. 2016Le Chat NoirCarouge
25. 11. 2016Salon Secret/7radio.chLausanne
28. 01. 2017L'AtelierSembrancher
29. 01. 2017Sofar SoundsGenève
You’re the only place where I belong Take me in your arms where I belong
Come here to my arms where you belong Grace the only place where we belong

Promised land

"Promised Land" is a journey. A daydream set to texts and sounds

Over its 11 songs, we navigate through multiple universes expressing the full range of human emotions. Sort of concept album, "Promised Land" bring us along a trip that looks like life, and restarts again when it ends ... like at its beginning but not quite the same ... We leave it slightly transformed, subtly touched, sometimes soothed sometimes affected, but certainly morehumanised.

"Promised Land"talks about rebirth and healing, about shared friendship and disappointed love, breakups, grace and redemption... This promised land, real or imagined, sort of mantra that everyone can use, awakens in us the desire to reinvent ourselves and the strength to liberate us, to deliver us...

In its contrasting moods, the music of "Promised Land" turns from light to dark and softness to energy, but remains constantly close to us, by our side. Between dream and reality, the musical journey of Matt takes us by the hand beyond the stars.

In every smile lies a tear In every pain waits laughter