Often compared to the master of folk Bob Dylan, Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson showcases a raw and low-production sound that's rarely seen in current music; combining poetic lyrics with an intricate guitar style and distinctive husky voice. In 2015 he released fourth album Dark Bird is Home, which became his biggest commercial success to date after taking on a heavier sound than previous releases. The record was described as sumptuous and driven, drawing on his personal experiences to create an emotive sound. Touring all over the world, he regularly visits the UK, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest concert dates and grab The Tallest Man on Earth tickets at StubHub UK.
Kristian Matsson was born in Dalarna, Sweden in 1983 and first found his place in music as part of the band Montezumas. Breaking away from the group he released EP The Tallest Man on Earth in 2006, revealing his new moniker and a sound recorded in his own living room. After finding success in independent circles, the singer burst into the mainstream in 2008 with the release of debut album Shallow Grave, with the record being picked up by online publication Pitchfork and praised for its simplicity and beauty. Matsson's profile was further enhanced when he was chosen to be the opening act for Bon Iver on their world tour and, by 2010, record labels were fighting to get him signed.
Dead Oceans was to be Matsson's label of choice, and second LP The Wild Hunt was released in April 2010. Once again, the album was well received and led to a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Artist the following year. Singles "King of Spain" and "Love is All" would prove particularly popular as he completed a sell-out tour of Europe and North America to rapturous receptions. Recorded at his home in Dalarna, third album There's No Leaving Now dropped in 2012, full of the tough and edgy tracks that set him apart from his contemporaries. His most recent record Dark Bird is Home took the singer in a new direction, incorporating a darker rock sound into folk melodies and once again proved a hit with critics and fans alike. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest news and UK tour dates and buy The Tallest Man on Earth tickets at StubHub.
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