Drivetime. The time to leave work, get into the car and turn on the radio. There a DJ will keep you lightly entertained with smooth MOR tunes and some inane chat all the way home. I like to think there’s another reality where people will slide in a Mat Riviere CD and as their car slides into the darkness, they’re menaced by crunching, wheezy machine music and lyrics which promise a whiff of cryptic violence. Given a choice of Scott Mills and Mat Riviere, they’ll always choose the bleaker option. Of course all this won’t apply when the summer comes. There’s a few weeks to go till the clocks go forward. Enjoy the Evening Drive while it’s still dark.
Mat’s new Evening Drive EP is out on Brainlove Records on 29 March, preceded by his debut album on 8 March.