Matthew Fisher is a Manchester-based solo artist, last month he released is second single ‘Micky’ which is available to stream on all music platforms.

“Micky is a thrilling poke at the whole idea of living comfortably and how easily it can be dissolved. This year, I’ve lost jobs twice, spent a lot of time on my arse along with many other people. I was looking to try find some humor in it all and just really laugh in the face of bastard capitalism and, on top of that, it’s talking about the narrow-mindedness and self-righteousness of many.” Says Fisher.

The first thing that notice when listening to this single is the punchy guitar riffs and the funky sound which captured my attention and had me tapping along to the track. The vintage sound is hard not to love and I love how Matthew has created a single which has a mixture of vintaged and modern sounds and has made them work so well together.

The lyrics tell a story about man who has lost his job amongst other things, in a way I feel a lot of listeners will be able to relate to the lyrics, especially at the moment in these strange times we are going through. I love how Matthew has written a track about something a lot of listeners can relate too but has put his own unique twist to it and has not made yet another track that sounds the same to other tracks created about the same topic.

As I was listening to this track, I couldn’t help but hear a bit of the 00’s bands I grew up listening too and who made me fall in love with music, it has that old school alternative sound I love and a feel of sticking your middle finger up to the world.

This track is cleverly arranged, I loved every second of listening to this incredibly catchy track which was stuck in my head for the rest of the day, sometime this is the worst thing to happen but for me it’s a good thing as only the tracks I really love get stuck in my head.


By Siân Parker