Matt Hill “Savage Pilgrims” (Quiet Loner Recordings, 2020)

Matt Hill’s first release under his own name rather than the Quiet Loner moniker that has graced a number of high-quality releases in recent years opens with a jaunty banjo-driven lament ‘Stone and Bone’ which sets the tone perfectly with its angry tone of injustice about the forgotten workers who created the ‘square mile’ of London. Hill imagines them coming back and running amok. The instruments are miked close and the vocal is in your ear. Continue reading “Matt Hill “Savage Pilgrims” (Quiet Loner Recordings, 2020)”

Home Life: Matt Hill

UK singer-songwriter Matt Hill’s latest album, ‘Savage Pilgrims’, is the first one he’s put out under his own name – his previous four releases were credited to Quiet Loner. He may no longer be a ‘quiet loner’, but, as his new record demonstrates, Hill will always be an outsider and difficult to pigeonhole – he’s part Americana, part protest singer and part folk artist. Continue reading “Home Life: Matt Hill”

Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Matt Hill (AKA Quiet Loner)

Our series of mini-gigs continues with an exclusive show from Matt Hill, formerly known by his stage name, Quiet Loner.  In an incredibly varied career, Hill has co-written an album with people at a homeless project, enjoyed residencies in a museum and a prison as well as festival appearances and a song-writers’ circle with Billy Bragg at Glastonbury.  What contrasts!  His song-writing ability has led to two UK Americana chart number 1 albums and we are delighted to showcase his talent on AUK. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Matt Hill (AKA Quiet Loner)”