Simian Carbuncle..?

Indeed… Well, Simian Carbuncle is the name of a new improvising duo with myself and Adrian Southby. It cements our earlier explorations into free improvisation with prepared guitars, culminating in a fantastic performance at the Rose Hill in Brighton, supporting the incredible Sloth Racket. That performance will be available soon via Phonocene Records, but for… Continue reading Simian Carbuncle..?

New Album “Sounds Of The City” Out 03/06/22

OUT NOW for pre-order: new album from MC3 “Sounds Of The City” Sounds Of The City, my new album with MC3, is available for pre-order now. If you buy now, you get 2 tracks immediately (you can listen to these now), and the rest when it releases.  I’m also really excited to announce that it… Continue reading New Album “Sounds Of The City” Out 03/06/22

MC3 Live for International Jazz Day

30th April is International Jazz Day – MC3 (Matt, James and Charlotte) will be performing along with Martin Pyne/David Beebee duo and Yellow Door at the Folklore Rooms in Brighton. Tickets are £7.50, or £10 on the door, and you can buy them via Eventbrite here:

One From Brooklyn Review by Mark Corroto

“UK guitarist Matt Clark is a seasoned world traveler. In the pandemic year of 2020, he did not let the lockdown keep him from peregrination. He knows that to travel fast, you must travel light. Meaning without baggage, and this trio recording, One From Brooklyn, crosses the Atlantic without leaving his home studio…” Read the full review here.

Take Five Interview – All About Jazz

I recently did an interview for All About Jazz for their Take Five series: I’ve consciously avoided playing jazz standards. Listening to guitarists like Marc Ribot and Mary Halvorson, the music initially sounds really random. But when you get into their music, it’s not! This made me think about how I play and led me… Continue reading Take Five Interview – All About Jazz

One From Brooklyn Review by Adrian Pallant

“FROM BRIGHTON to Brooklyn in thirty minutes, guitarist/bassist Matt Clark has fashioned, in this lockdown-enforced, home-studio creation, a sidewalking soundtrack influenced by his recollections of New York and Chicago, where he experienced first-hand their avant-garde jazz scenes. “Across seven tracks, the guitarist creates an ambulatory soundscape evoking big-city panoramas, twilit vistas and populational bustle; and… Continue reading One From Brooklyn Review by Adrian Pallant

Interview With Nick Nightingale

I interviewed Matt Clark about his new album which he describes as “Jazz influenced grooves. Combining a love of lo-fi loops and samples, and influenced by the avant-garde scenes of New York and Chicago…”—First off let’s talk about your musical background. You’ve been involved in music for 35 years in various genres. When did you… Continue reading Interview With Nick Nightingale