PRAISE FOR THE SONGWRITING OF MATT HILL

Delicate songwriting, with hints of folk and Americana. Bleakly beautiful.    
UNCUT 

A reminder of the song writing powers of Matt Hill.   
AMERICANA UK   

A very gifted songwriter and a master of telling stories 
HI-FI PLUS MAGAZINE 

An absolute gem. Hill is an incredibly talented writer.   
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - THE MORNING STAR 

He gathers his songs around him and weaves them into works of wonder 
ROCK N REEL 

An outstanding record. Uplifting and inspiring.
MAVERICK MAGAZINE 

One of the very best homegrown UK roots-rock albums your reviewer has ever clapped ears on. 
WHISPERIN & HOLLERIN 

If Matt Hill never writes or sings another song ever again he can die a happy man for creating this masterpiece.    
ROCKING MAGPIE 

ALBUM BY ALBUM

SAVAGE PILGRIMS (2020) 

Perhaps his best. The album unfolds in this quietly spectacular way. It feels timeless, deeply atmospheric. Thoroughly recommended. 
Americana UK 9/10 

A richly rewarding collection of spellbinding story songs with inventive inspired production that truly brings them to life.  A great sounding record - intimate and immersive, but rhythmic, raw and rough around the edges. 
Hi-Fi Plus 

I can’t recommend this album highly enough.There is a depth to Matt Hill’s storytelling and songwriting that seems out of step with most everything else I hear in the idiom these days. Trust me this is what Folk Music is really about. 
Rocking Magpie 

Songs of forgotten or underappreciated lives. There is a common theme of resilience and of the value of working-class communities. An  album I have little doubt you will want to keep going back to. 
Penny Black Music 

Brimful of excellent songs. He’s a singular talent. 
Blabber n Smoke 

One of my albums of the year 
Adam Wilson's Quiet Revolution 

Mesmerising tales of life, death and everything in between. 
Rock n Reel (R2 magazine)

THE BATTLE FOR THE BALLOT (2017. Quiet Loner)  

An absolute gem. Hill is an incredibly talented writer and these superb songs and his slow measured voice paint pictures.    
The Morning Star (Album of the year 2017)    

A reminder of the song writing powers of Matt Hill. A brilliant evocation of the fight for British democracy. It’s Hill at his most passionate and inflamed. It made me feel humble and inspired.  
Americana UK 8/10  

A canny story teller. If Matt Hill never writes or sings another song ever again he can die a happy man for creating this masterpiece.     
Rocking Magpie

GREEDY MAGICIANS (2012. Quiet Loner)  

This was a very, very special evening. Nobody left that building unmoved.  
Americana UK 10/10  

Probably the most important record of the year.
Maverick magazine 5/5  

A strong album about standing up and being counted  
Fatea

He gets the tone spot-on evoking an authentic spirit of English folk music. A superb album.    
Pennyblack Music

SPECTROLOGY (2010. Quiet Loner)  

The wordplay is pure Costello. Delicate songwriting, with hints of folk and Americana. Bleakly beautiful.     
Uncut 4 stars  

He gathers his songs around him and weaves them into works of wonder’    
Rock n Reel 4 stars

The Loner's unvarnished, acoustic guitar-gilded explorations shine.    
The Daily Mirror 4 stars  

An outstanding record. Uplifting and inspiring.  
Maverick 4 Stars  

Somewhere between Raymond Carver and Alan Sillitoe… dissecting heartbreak with surgical precision. Highly recommended.  
Americana UK 8/10 

SECRET RULER OF THE WORLD (2004. Quiet Loner)  

Maybe it’s Hill’s warm intensity, maybe it’s just a cracking album but on this evidence, the UK americana scene has never felt so healthy.    
Americana UK (Album of the year 2004)  

Poised between light and dark, like the sweet sting of velvet nettles.  
Uncut Magazine

If heartbreak has ever before been melded into such an intriguing, downright splendid attraction then I’d be at pains to believe it, for this is an absolute treasure of originality.  
Logo Magazine

Arresting country pop of the highest order. Eleven songs that we guarantee will strike you dumb.    
Losing Today

One of the very best homegrown UK roots-rock albums your reviewer has ever clapped ears on. Believe me, you need to hear this album. There's not a weak track here.  
Whisperin & Hollerin