Matt Stillert Announces “Shoeboycotter”
Matt Stillert announces new album and single ‘Shoe Boycotter’
Based on the Sunshine Coast but always on the move, Matt Stillert is quickly becoming one of the hardest gigging blues n’ roots artists on the East Coast of Australia. With 2012’s debut EP ‘Don’t Fear The Beard’ turning several years of performance into product, all focus is now on upcoming full length ’Shoe Boycotter’ which lands November 21.
Driven by the just released title track single, ‘Shoe Boycotter’ is self-produced with Matt playing nearly every instrument featured on the album, having painstakingly slaved over eleven tracks to achieve impassioned lyrical and musical fulfilment.
While Matt’s sound and spirited live show has been described as “an alternative blues onslaught”, it must be noted that the rambling troubadour has a soft side with a penchant for sweeping poetic melodies, ultimately colouring his treasure chest of material.
Recent support slots for CW Stoneking, Hat Fitz & Cara and Marshall Okell compliment the ever growing list of festivals Matt has appeared at which now include Byron Bay Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Mitchell Creek Rock N’ Blues Festival, Mary River Festival, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Perigean Originals and the Australian North Coast Rock N’ Blues Event. It’s safe to say you’ll see the word festival and Matt Stillert on a poster this summer!
With a record collection that boasts early blues greats such as Son House and Skip James to the universally admired Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, Matt Stillert has chosen an inevitable path where living and breathing music is a vital way of life.
“You paint some beautiful pictures with your words” Sarah Howells – triple j
‘Shoe Boycotter‘ is out November 21 through all good digital retailers and
available physically at shows.
Friday November 13 – Quicksilver Shop, Coolangatta
Saturday November 14 – Yamba Shores Tavern, Yamba
Sunday November 15 – Lennox Hotel, Lennox Head
Saturday November 21 – ‘Show Boycotter’ Album Launch @ Sol Bar