Comic songwriter Matt Tiller - ‘Hilarious’ New Statesman, ’Sharp and astutely observed’ British Comedy Guide - writes and performs personal, observational and political songs. Live shows blend musical one-liners, short and longer songs to create an experience that no one has described as magical, but some have begrudgingly described as, ‘quite funny.’
Tiller began his musical career with indie pop outfit Curby - ‘The best unsigned band I’ve heard this week’ Steve Lamacq. Melody Maker said, ‘They’ve conquered their home town of Plymouth, maybe Portsmouth will be next.’ Curby never played Portsmouth.
Much of his recent work has been produced by Augustin Bousfield of Gurgles and Mucky Sailor - bands oft played by Stuart Maconie on his Freakzone show. Matt’s A Short Album About Stuff has a smart indie feel with many comparing it to Jarvis Cocker. Well, two people have.
Matt’s controversial tune, We’re In This Together, garnered some great reviews with BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson saying, ‘This track about kidnapping a senior politician is fun.’ Indie Band Guru wrote, ‘Looking away from the astounding melody and tune, the lyrics themselves are hysterical.’
Tiller’s favourite quote comes from Daniel, the young son of a family friend. When Daniel told his grandmother they’d listened to singer-songwriter Matt Tiller on the journey to see her, she reacted, ‘Matt Tiller is not a singer-songwriter’ to which Daniel replied, ‘Yes he is, he’s just not very popular.’