London has arguably the best music scene around, with thousands of talented musicians emerging every day, most of which are unsigned acts waiting for their big break.
Unsigned Friday brings you the very best unsigned music artists from around the capital, as well as giving these acts a platform to promote their music.
This week, getwestlondon's Emily Chudy caught up with singer/songwriter Matthew Carter.
Carter is an Oxfordshire-based acoustic singer/songwriter, citing influences such as Nick Drake, Damien Rice, Laura Marling and James Taylor.
Carter is releasing an EP entitled Patterns in the Autumn, following single releases in the summer.
The EP will feature the recently released single Weary Traveller. The EP sees Carter collaborating with a wide range of musicians playing guitar, piano, cello and violins.
The release is following the success of his 2013 EP Daylight.
Carter said: "I started playing guitar in my early teens but only started writing and playing live after University. I was about 24 or 25 I think. I made a new years resolution to and stuck to it!
"The EP was recorded the first half of last year while I was renovating a narrow boat. Since then I've been working in Uganda and have come back home to release it."
The EP has been composed and recorded by Carter, produced by Hannu Kuosmanen and mastered by Mike Hill. The artwork is by Rebecca Lee.
Carter said: "I listen to a lot of Nick Drake and he's a big influence on me. He and Scott Matthews got me into finger-picked guitar and alternative tunings and from there I sort of developed my style. I like the sound of string arrangements on top of acoustic guitar (maybe that's from Damien Rice) and there are quite a lot of strings ended up on the EP."
Carter is currently releasing live performances of the EP's tracks and is planning to go on tour this summer.
Carter said: "I'm putting out a few singles over the summer of which Weary Traveller is out first (June 22). The EP will be out in the Autumn. Hoping to tour the EP over the Autumn."
Mark Nichols for Right Chord Music said: "A lyrical honesty found only in the most sensitive of songwriters."
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