Matt Turner is an alternative singer-songwriter currently based in the Northern Rivers, NSW. His music is disarmingly raw and charmingly heartfelt, somehow melancholy and uplifting all at once.
Born and raised by avid music fans and gig-going parents on the southern Gold Coast, Matt caught the music bug early on. He spent most of his younger years having his fingers slapped by rulers on piano before taking to bashing drums and writing angsty, politically driven music in high school punk rock bands.
He is a graduate of the university of hard-knocks, educated through a decade of touring the country in a number of alternative groups, learning a range of instruments over those years and honing his style through countless written songs.
Skip to 2020, Matt is now releasing his music as a solo artist, with the depth of his experience enriching his down-to-earth storytelling into something truly his own; a little edgy, a little too honest at times, powerfully emotional but still clearly a punk at heart. This guy is mystifying audiences and bio writers alike with something difficult to pin down with just a few words.
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'ON & ON' PRESS RELEASE
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Turner returns in 2020, combining poignant, heartrending lyricism in a dynamic swell of melancholic fervour with his second single, ‘On & On’.
Better known to some for his time spent behind a drum kit and writing music in the alt and punk rock underground, Turner is carving out a new sound with each release. 'On & On' ruminates on the fragile beauty, consistent mystery and unequivocal chaos of being alive whilst simultaneously acting as a call-to-arms to rise above the darkness and live passionately, on your unique terms.
Turner speaks candidly of it, saying, “This song was genuinely tough to perform after putting it down. It kinda scared the hell out of me…it’s a memento mori of sorts I think. I was coming out of my own long period of depression and anxiety and felt it signified the end of a chapter, of an era in my life. I was trying to move forward and heal and writing this song put things in perspective for me, it was a personalised slap in the face to wake up and smell the roses.”
Recorded in the foothills of Mullumbimby with Dave Atkins (Resin Dogs/Wolfmother) and mastered by Steve Smart (Paul Kelly/Vance Joy) at Studios 301, ‘On & On’ is the first of his new music due in 2020.
‘ON & ON’ RELEASES FRIDAY 20TH MARCH THROUGH MGM DISTRIBUTION
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