Matthew E. White | 23/01/13

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Following the release of Big Inner, his debut album on Domino, this week and to mark his first ever European tour dates, Matthew E. White has today shared a video accompaniment for forthcoming single ‘Big Love.’

Moving, redemptive and powerfully soulful, Big Inner is a timeless record told in seven songs that mingle memory with the rawness of any given human moment. The references — from the lyrics that echo the common conditions of love, death, seeking, and finding, to open tributes to artists like Washington Phillips, Allen Toussaint, Jorge Ben, Jimmy Cliff, and Randy Newman — are their own scavenger hunt through music history and through White’s place in it.

A gifted jazz arranger and exceptional guitarist, White's vision for Big Inner was realised with the help of bassist Cameron Ralston and drummer Pinson Chanselle, who make up the core of his Spacebomb House Band and then embellished with horns, strings, and a choir - all culled from and roused by the venerable landscape of Richmond, Virginia and recorded in the attic of White's house in the city.

Filmed by Rhett Brandt during last December's West Coast tour, the video to the rousingly spiritual album standout ‘Big Love’ follows Matthew and co. on an evening's business and pleasure in Los Angeles, including a performance at the historic Troubadour, and is another unique insight into the distinct sense of family that the Spacebomb collective have cultivated with Big Inner.

Matthew E. White and his Spacebomb House Band are currently on a sold out tour of the United Kingdom. Remaining dates as follows:

Wednesday 23rd January – The Lexington, London (Tickets)
Friday 25th January – Rough Trade East (instore), London (Tickets)