Matt Elliott & Third Eye Foundation

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Matt Elliott & Third Eye Foundation

Everyone remembers the trip-hop – and, at a stretch, drum'n'bass – but there were plenty of other sounds emanating from Bristol during the '90s. An alliance formed by acts like Flying Saucer Attack and Third Eye Foundation effectively picked up the baton from My Bloody Valentine in their exploration of noise and psychedelic textures, though you'd do well to find many people who'd remember them these days. More's the pity. Third Eye Foundation's Matt Elliott spent the following decade working mainly under his own name, dropping the drum'n'bass rhythms that underpinned his earlier material in favor of finger-picked acoustic guitar and European folk melodies. Live, he uses loopers to create his own backing band, often singing over the top in an intimate baritone. Elliott dusted off the Third Eye Foundation project last year to release his first new album under the moniker in a decade, and he'll be appearing in both guises at Shibuya O-Nest. His co-headliners are Vampillia, a Kansai-based freak orchestra who are a bit hard to peg. We'll let YouTube do the job for us, if that's okay.