Author Archives: Matt Tarr

About Matt Tarr

With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.

Chvrches LIVE @ Somerset House 17.7.14

Rating: When a ticket tout offered the lead singer of Scottish electro three piece Chvrches, Lauren Mayberry, a ticket to go and see ‘The Churches’ play at London’s iconic Somerset House as she made her way to perform alongside bandmates…

Klaxons vs Clean Bandit LIVE @ Oslo, Hackney 16.07.14

Presented by Xfm’s Jo Good, the final of the DieselOnTour mix competition took place at Oslo, Hackney and having beaten off competition from the likes of Benga, Waze and Odyssey and Duke Dumont, Klaxons (represented by Jamie Reynolds) and Clean Bandit (represented by Neil Amin-Smith) took to the decks…

LISTEN: Jhene Aiko shares new track ‘The Pressure’

Best known in the UK for her single ‘The Worst’ and ‘From Time’, her collaboration with Drake on his 2013 album Nothing Was the Same, Jhene Aiko returns with her brand new track ‘The Pressure’, which is the second track to appear from…

Gigslutz interview with: Scorcher

Having recently released the video for his latest single ‘Work Get It’ featuring Wretch 32, Mercston and Ari, Matt Tarr caught up with grime mc and Top Boy actor Scorcher to discuss the new single, his musical sound and what…

INTERVIEW: Princess Nyah

Having worked with some of the biggest urban artists in the UK over the years including Wiley, Ghetts and Griminal and with the video for her brand new carnival anthem ‘Champion’ about to drop, Matt Tarr caught up with one…

INTERVIEW: Radkey

Following their energetic and spirited performance at Calling Festival on Clapham Common, Matt Tarr and Rachael Tarr caught up with Isaiah Radkey, bassist and backing vocalist of the Missouri punk three piece, Radkey to discuss their live set, musical influences…

Calling Festival LIVE @ Clapham Common 28.6.14 – 29.6.14

Arriving on Clapham Common from it’s usual Hyde Park setting, Calling Festival attempted to ease the pain for everyone who didn’t get a Glastonbury ticket and with Aerosmith and Stevie Wonder headlining, the certainly made people forget about Worthy Farm…

INTERVIEW: Manga Saint Hilare

Having released a flurry of tracks throughout the first half of 2014, Matt Tarr caught up with grime mc and Roll Deep member Manga Saint Hilare in his studio in East London to discuss his recent tracks, directing his own…

ALBUM REVIEW: Aphex Twin ‘Caustic Window’

With 2001’s ‘Drukqs’ being the most recent release from James D Hunter under his Aphex Twin alias, fans of the electronic musician and composer will have been ecstatic to see a digital copy of his lost album ‘Caustic Love’ surface…