Electronic, Indie, Rock, Roots
Dirty Projectors, Van Hunt, Cody ChestnuTT, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear,Hiatus Kaiyote, Meshell Ndegeocello
Matty Witney (songs, vocals, guitar) Simon Andrews (Guitar) Jack Richardson (Guitar) Jessi Dunbar (Drums) Rohan Seekers (Keys) Sam Maguire (Bass)
Meshell Ndgeocello, Jeff Lang, Van Hunt, Dirty Projectors
"Dried Spider make me proud to be an Australian musician. I haven’t been this excited about what’s coming out of this country since Hiatus Kaiyote"
"Dried Spider's music comes from some deep unknown place under water - put the hook out and hold on"
Martin Martini - Pound Records
Dried Spider is the creative vessel of Matty Witney, Brisbane based songwriter, who formally played guitar in ‘Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes’ and currently plays with ‘Mama Kin’, ‘Kooii’ and psychadelic jazz outfit - 'Superfeather’.
The project began as a duo, with Matty’s neighbor Simon Andrews. The pair explored Matty’s songs through a veil of psychedelic electric guitars. When Simon announced that he was travelling to ‘Burning Man’ festival in the states, the two got busy and enlisted a rhythm section to take the songs into the studio. After a ferverish few weeks the bones of the recording had been captured, and with Simon overseas Matty continued to craft the EP.
Visionary Melbourne based producer ‘Spender’ came on board in the last months of EPs creation, giving the recording a thorough work over, and bringing forth a deeper sparkle.
DRIED SPIDER has since expanded into to a five piece enigmatic psychedelic soul act, and launched their first film clip for the bohemian fantasy of ‘JUST WHERE’. 2015 sees the act prepare for the launch of the 5 track EP – ‘Wounded City’.