Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Bio

Matt Lister is a singer/songwriter from Sydney. From a young age he was surrounded by an eclectic range of music curated by his community radio announcer father. His ability to create familiar, catchy melodies can be traced back to his childhood and in his music you can hear the early influences such as The Cure and Crowded House.

Beginning his professional music career as a drummer, playing mainly in pit orchestras, Matt quickly turned his attention to songwriting and singing. After searching for his sound for a while, he has finally landed in the alt-pop world where he creates either end of the happy/sad spectrum composing honest songs that reflect his experience with the world.

2021 will see him release more music than any previous calendar year. His second single “truth is” was written in a 2hr night writing session with Dave Hammer (Lime Coridale/Montaigne) as an introspective love song. It’s about how the fear of abandonment is counteracted when two partners choose to become emotionally vulnerable enough to let their insecurities cancel each other out.

Review

Review by Stacy Gougoulis Stacy Gougoulis

03 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Getting some Corby vibes here, it's a Matt attack, lovely lush production work

Getting some Corby vibes here, it's a Matt attack, lovely lush production work

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

29 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Really stunning, Matt.

Really stunning, Matt.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Jun 2020

Triple J
35

Some undeniably pretty moments in this track from Matt. The vocals are pristine like Mum's best servingware - and likewise this is worth bringing out when someone special is coming over.

Some undeniably pretty moments in this track from Matt. The vocals are pristine like Mum's best servingware - and likewise this is worth bringing out when someone special is coming over.