Matt Woods

Getting to know Matt Woods

Matt Woods chats to Your Future Mixtape ahead of SXSW


YFM: Hello! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself (for those who don’t know you)?

Matt: I’m Matt Woods, an axe-wielding Cornishman making the best of bad situations. And I’m more of a lager guy than a cider guy.

YFM: How would you describe your music for someone who has never listened before?

Matt: Soul songs wrapped up in minimal electronics.

YFM: How long have you been making music for?

Matt: It’s been 4 years since I really started to take it seriously. But I was always making music from as far back as I remember

YFM: I hear you’re performing at this year’s SXSW. What are you looking forward to most about performing in Texas?

Matt: Yeah! Can’t wait! I’m just looking forward to getting stuck in and being a part of such an iconic festival!

YFM: Can we catch you on tour in the UK sometime soon?

Matt: I’m playing the next New Faces Tour in April. Which takes 4 artist on a 7 date UK tour. It kicks off on April 23rd in Liverpool. You can check it out at

YFM: Who are you listening to at the moment?

Matt: I’m currently on tour with Kevin Garrett so I’m getting to hear a lot of his beautiful music!! Also Alabama Shakes, Anderson Paak, D’Angelo, Jamie Woon and this dude called Seramic who’s just started putting tracks out.

YFM: Finally, I have a quick This or That…

Streaming or Physical CDS?

Listen through headphones or play music out loud?

TV or Movies?

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Coffee or Tea?

Winter or Summer?

Cinema or Netflix?

Call or Text?

Indoors or Outdoors?

Thanks again to Matt for taking time to chat about SXSW! You can listen to Matt’s beautiful single ‘Blue Skies‘ below. I’d love to know your thoughts on the track so please leave them in the comments below.

Don’t forget you can follow Matt over on Facebook & Twitter, or you can head over to his website.


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