Matt Gough – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

MG: Singer Songwriter


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

MG: I am the former front man for Manchester band Fragile Audio. I was the songwriter for the band but we decided to go our separate ways in May of this year, after a final performance in front of 2000 people at Made In Manchester Festival. During my time in the band I  worked with some high profile artists and recorded for a week with The Brian Jonestown Massacres Anton Newcombe and Mark Gardener from Ride. 


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

MG: Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Oasis, Radiohead, Blind Melon, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels.

Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies, Bill Hicks,


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

MG: To continue writing and performing music and also being a designer.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

MG: I write all my songs and they are about life in general.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

MG: Usually through printed format, social media and promoters.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

MG: Its great but I do like the tangible physical release of music as well.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

Brian Jonestown Massacre – Nevertheless

MG: Because its just an absolutely amazing piece of work.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

MG: Fake Artist who pretend to be rock n roll.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

MG: Working with Anton Newcombe and Mark Gardener in the studio.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

MG: My first solo album


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 

MG: My first single is ‘At The End Of The Day’ is available on the first of August. The Fragile Audio back catalogue is also available on all the usual streaming services.

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