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Submarines is a 5 track EP released in 2018 by singer songwriter Matt Churchill.


released August 4, 2018

Written & performed by
Matt Churchill.

'Submarines' additional vox by
Hyper Lion.

'Submarines' hi hats sampled from
'Actions Speak' by Cedar.

'Every Book' additional vox by
Minnie Birch.

Production, engineering, mixing & additional instrumentation by
Hyper Lion.

Co-produced by
Matt Churchill.

Mastered by
Coenraad Dingemans.

Recorded at
Seldom Seen Kid Studios.

Photography by
Matt Churchill.


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Matt Churchill London, UK

Matt Churchill is a singer-songwriter from Watford, based in London. He writes songs evocative of Ryan Adams, Neil Young and Noel Gallagher.

In 2013 - 2014 Matt released a trio of EPs, Cause/Affect, Over Seas and Ghosts. Intrinsically linked through a series of patterns in artwork, music, colours and structure, the EPs were well received and garnered positive reviews.
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Track Name: Submarines
You won’t catch the wave you wanted to
‘Cuz its not the way you’re made
To communicate is not so easy
You fly by now, what to do

Search for a week to make you believe
People move of their own free will
Collectively fine, individually damned
I planted seeds, expressed the sounds

The love you give is a love that you can’t lose
No closer now than before
We might be submarines
The more I know, the less I see

Wear your warpaint ’til it fades
Just thank god you don’t bruise easy
Wrap your arms around the world
And watch the people re-appear

The love you give is a love that you can’t lose
No closer now than before
We might be submarines
The more I know, the less I see
Track Name: Unheard Cassettes
Your mind is a wasteland
Filled with dust and bones and metal wrecks
Your heart beats when you want it to
But you don’t seem to get much rest

There’s unread books and unheard cassettes
Of ideas you had at the time
Don’t you open those letters boy
This ain’t the place for regret

The words don’t flow like they used to
When they do they mean so much more
It’s hard to remain satisfied
When homogeneity opens the door

You used to have an inventive mind
Though you stole from the songs from before
Now there is nothing like thinking like
What’s given is not always right
Track Name: Damaged Kids
Do you hide from all the things you know?
Under the endless waterfall
You can blame no-one but yourself
You’ve got to take control

We might be damaged kids
It’s in your face, your politic
Take a stand
‘Cuz there’s no better time

Don’t burn your flag too soon
This is no place to believe in
They look you in the eye but they’re not listening
One day we’ll own this place
Track Name: Every Book
Every book I ever read
Was for the sister I never had
What does loss feel like

You don’t know what you know
Until you’ve been told
What does loss feel like

If you trip over your rope
Just don’t talk at all
What does loss feel like

Every book I ever read
Was for the sister I never had
What does loss feel like
Track Name: Partizan
Believe in your people, they will keep you free
Y’can’t tell if you’re the problem or the curse
Is this the end game, are we over now
Sandanista slogans will take ya far
I’m gonna dig a graveyard for the homophobes
Racists, mysogynists and one per cent
It’s a violation, to have an opinion
When free speech is used as a weapon

There’s a partial kind of feeling
It’s the conscience of a better day
Don’t give up on the meaning
Stand until you fall

Now hear the good man, as he whispers in your ear
D’you take me for all I am?
You’ve got a problem, I see that you’re the cause
It’s just a case of forgetting who you are
Don’t be blindsided by illiberal misgivings
Take the right and burn them to the ground
This ain’t no freak show, it’s a 1930’s cartel
And they’re knocking down your door

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