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In 2009, Deep Cut’s debut album, ‘My Thoughts Light Fires’ was released to little fanfare but went on to make quite an impression in Japan. Today, Deep Cut’s leader, songwriter and guitarist, Mat Flint, is sanguine about the record, the first time he had put pen to paper as a songwriter since the break up of his first band, Revolver, over a decade previously.

‘The end of Revolver was difficult for me. We were signed when we were very young and fell into that trap of believing the hype. So, when it all fell apart after only one album it put me off writing songs for a long time’.

It didn’t, however, put Mat off music. In the intervening period between the end of his first band and the beginnings of his second in 2006, Mat played across the world with Death In Vegas and started an alternative career as a DJ at London’s legendary Social and later the Heavenly Jukebox, indulging his love of mid 90’s East Coast hip hop in his regular 9-11pm slot.

Deep Cut’s genesis was long and its final line-up was the opposite of that Mat expected when he first decided to return to songwriting in the middle of the last decade.

‘I wanted to be the head guy again after playing with Death In Vegas for so long but originally Deep Cut was a much more electronic approach. At first I wasn’t thinking of forming a band but I did know I wanted a vocalist and lyricist. We tried out various people over two years but none of them seemed to work. Then my wife, Emma, said she wanted a go- I knew she could sing but……’


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