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About Matthew E. White

“In a world of rock and pop where surprises are seldom sprung – where things progress at an internet-forced pace, so new artists start getting written about before they've released anything, and debut albums are greeted with ennui by an audience that have already had their fill before the main course arrives – there's something striking about someone who arrives, without much in the way of fanfare, not merely with a great album, but a grand idea… you sense that in White, a genuinely great artist might have arrived almost out of the blue.” ***** Alex Petridis, The Guardian

“the first great album of 2013… achieves the kind of loveliness that Spiritualized, Lambchop, and Cat Power have tilted at and quite often missed.” – Kitty Empire, The Observer

“White’s solo debut is a slinky stew of singer-songwriterly grace set against stabs of Southern Soul – Bon Iver backed by the Stax house band. Strings and horns dance around in subtle, sometimes funky background, while White’s song burst with Cosmic American ambition, referencing everything from Otis Redding to Gene Clark’s ‘No Other’. Yep, that good. A genuine classic, in fact. ***** The Independent on Sunday

“Hugely impressive debut.”**** The Independent

“White's gift on Big Inner is taking sounds created by actual southerners and turning them into figments of his musical imagination, which he bends and shapes into bottomless columns of ethereal soul. The final song on Big Inner, the nearly 10-minute "Brazos", wraps with White and his choir repeating a mantra about how Jesus is our friend and can deliver us from "life's crushing blow." Whether that's truth or fiction is irrelevant; in the magical moments that White creates, it's the wonderment that matters.” – Pitchfork 8.1