News (2006)

October 30th, 2006
Failing Songs is out now! Though apparently only through the shops on the label sites:
• Ici D'Ailleurs (and while you're there, make sure to order one of those fine t-shirts as well) or
• Acuarela, Matt's label for the Iberian peninsula.
We'll keep you posted when the record comes available more widely.
Collected Works is out on November 6th through Domino, but can already be pre-ordered through Amazon UK.
And lastly, a reminder that Matt occasionally jots down his thoughts in a blog on his MySpace page.
September 28th, 2006
Box set details! First of all, it's not actually a box set but a nice fold-out thing with all the original artwork. Besides all the songs from the deleted 'Ghost', 'You Guys Kill Me' & 'Little Lost Soul' albums, there are bonus tracks from the singles from the same era plus a bunch of previously unreleased tracks, mainly from Matt's live set. Go here for details. Released on November 6, through Domino Records.
'Our Weight In Oil' from the new album can now also be heard on Ici D'Ailleur's MySpace page.
September 6th, 2006
Ici D'Ailleurs has put up a sample of one of the new tracks. Click to listen to Our Weight in Oil.
And here's the tracklisting to 'Failing Songs':
• Our Weight in Oil
• Chains
• The Seance
• The Failing Song
• Broken Bones
• Desamparado
• Lone Gunman Required
• Good Pawn
• Compassion Fatigue
• The Ghost of Maria Callas
• Gone
• Planting Seeds
September 5th, 2006
New album news! Ici D'Ailleurs reports that Matt's new album is called 'Failing Songs', to be releasesd (in France) at the end of October, maybe a little sooner through their site. No tracklisting or samples yet, but it is said to have more voice, great lyrics and be even better than Drinking Songs. Here's the cover (click to enlarge):
Have a look at the beautiful video Sandrine Romet Lemonne has made for 'The Kursk'.
Matt's playing some gigs in France and Italy over the coming months. More to follow.
August 26th, 2006
Polish label Gusstaff have released the compilation "Blues ... Is Number One", featuring 'Some Small Consolation', a new track by Matt (as well as one by Manyfingers). Boomkat has some sound samples.
There's rumour of a Third Eye Foundation box set on Domino being released later this year, compiling the first three albums and - hopefully - some extra bits. More info when we get it.
June 20th, 2006
The French video magazine REC magazine are hosting a short video clip of Matt live plus short bits of interview.
Acuarela have just released Our Worn Shadow, the second album by Manyfingers a.k.a. Chris Cole, Matt's live mainstay. Incidently, Chris now also has his own site up and running at
March 24th, 2006
Ici D'Ailleurs are still selling 'Drinking Songs' t-shirts, now also available as girly tee, and now also Matt Elliot buttons! Go here to buy.
March 6th, 2006
Some concerts in Italy, Switzerland and Spain soon.