Matt Elliott (musician)


July 3, 2022

Matt Elliott, also known as The Third Eye Foundation (Bristol, March 10, 1974), is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist.


During the 1990s Elliott began recording with Linda's Strange Vacation, which included Kate Wright and Rachel Brook. Elliott also occasionally played in Wright and Brook's Movietone, and in Brook and Dave Pierce's Flying Saucer Attack. The first album recorded by Elliott using the pseudonym Third Eye Foundation is Semtex, released in 1996 by the private label Linda's Strange Vacation also thanks to the help of the newborn Domino Recording Company. The following Ghost (1997), You Guys Kill Me (1998) and Little Lost Soul (2000) came out on Domino instead. In 2003 Elliott's first album The Mess We Made was released, stylistically different from previous records. Later Drinking Songs (2005), where Elliott's music approaches that of Tindersticks and The Black Heart Procession, Failing Songs (2006), and Howling Songs (2008) were released for the French label Ici, d'ailleurs. .. and constitute a trilogy. In 2009 Elliott took part as a support musician on a tour of Yann Tiersen. Throughout his career, Elliott has remixed Amp, Hood, Yann Tiersen, Mogwai, Ulver, Tarwater, Pastels, Navigator, Urchin, Suncoil Sect, Remote Viewer, Thurston Moore and others, many of which are collected in his anthologies. .

Partial discography

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Studio album

2003 - The Mess We Made 2005 - Drinking Songs 2006 - Failing Songs 2008 - Howling Songs 2009 - Failed Songs 2012 - The Broken Man 2013 - Only Myocardial Infarction Can Break Your Heart 2016 - The Calm Before 2018 - Songs of Resignation 2020 - Farewell to All We Know


2006 - Collected Works 2019 - Selected Works

Remix albums

2004 - OuMuPo

Like The Third Eye Foundation

Studio album

1996 - Semtex 1977 - Ghost 1998 - You Guys Kill Me 2000 - Little Lost Soul 2010 - The Dark 2018 - Wake the Dead

Remix albums

1996 - In Version 2001 - I Poo Poo on Your JuJu


External links

(EN) Official site, at Matt Elliott, on, CBS Interactive. (EN) Matt Elliott / Matt Elliott (other version), on AllMusic, All Media Network. Matt Elliott, on Bandcamp. Matt Elliott / The Third Eye Foundation, on Discogs, Zink Media. (EN) Matt Elliott / The Third Eye Foundation, on MusicBrainz, MetaBrainz Foundation.