In­ner vi­sions

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -

Matthew E White can clearly re­mem­ber the mo­ment when he took stock of what had just hap­pened to him. It was Christ­mas 2013 and he’d spent the pre­vi­ous year or so on the road tour­ing with and talk­ing up his de­but al­bum, Big In­ner. The al­bum had taken him from Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, all around the world and back again.

Hang­ing out by him­self in his par­ents’ house, with no shows on the hori­zon and re­cov­er­ing from a dose of shin­gles, he fi­nally had time to think. “I just re­alised I hadn’t thought about what had hap­pened in the pre­vi­ous 18 months. I went through each step and just couldn’t be­lieve ev­ery­thing that had hap­pened.

“I re­mem­ber giv­ing the al­bum to Shawn Brackbill and he gave it to his wife Ash­ley, who works at Domino and that started all this. Hav­ing all th­ese things oc­cur be­cause of the mu­sic you’ve made is so amaz­ing. It was great to dwell on that for a while and be thank­ful for all that hap­pened be­cause you don’t usu­ally get the

Big In­ner

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