British dark folk guitarist Matt Elliott is the subject of the documentary What a fuck am i doing on this battlefield, which you can now rent online.
The music of the British folk guitarist Matt Elliott (of the Third Eye Foundation Fame) has always been unrelentingly bleak. His Eastern European-influenced style, which he refined over the course of his "Drinking Songs" trilogy, reached its apotheosis in 2011's spare and brutal The Broken Man, a gorgeous and depressive collection that foregrounds Elliott's superb fingerstyle guitar playing. In 2013, Elliott brought a full band on board for his most sophisticated recording to date, the cheekily titled Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart. His shadowy music is equally met by his reticent public persona. Although he gives out few interviews, he is the subject of the 2013 documentary What a fuck am i doing on this battlefield, which filmmakers Julien Fezans and Nico Peltier have now made available for rent via Vimeo.
Watch the trailer for What a fuck am i doing on this battlefield below. You can rent the film at this link.
Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart is out now via Ici, d'ailleurs...
Splash image of Elliott taken from the Matt Elliott/Third Eye Foundation official Facebook page.