Build A Thing Of Beauty 

Released 5 April 2019                    

Chemikal Underground Records


Listen here:


1. Humans Of Earth

2. The Answer Is Yes

3. Build A Thing Of Beauty

4. Lesson Number One

5. Invincible Kids On Prom Night

6. Nineteenth Century

7. The Mystery Of History

8. I Will Love You When You’re Dead

9. Limbs And Bones

10. Stuck Inside Of Mobile Phone

11. Have A Nice Time



Produced and mixed by Andy Monaghan. Additional engineering by Matt Brennan and Gavin Thomson. Mastered by Paul Gallagher. All music written, played, and sung by Matt apart from: bass guitar and occasional studio wizardry by Andy Monaghan. Additional guitar on tracks 6, 8, and 9 and fiddle on track 10 by Malcolm Benzie. Backup vocals on tracks 3, 5, 6, and 8 by Anna Miles. Strings on tracks 1 and 6 by Pete Harvey and the Pumpkinseeds. Trumpet on tracks 6 and 8 by Yati Durant. Saxophone on tracks 9 and 10 by Raymond MacDonald. Ian MacKaye speech sample on “Have A Nice Time” used with kind permission from Dischord Records. Cover photo by Graeme O'Hara. Cover design by Bertrand Mougel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License and is attributed to Matt Brennan. The artist’s share of any album purchases or donations will be donated to Creative Carbon Scotland as a registered charity. Thanks to the Arts and Humanities Research Council for supporting this project.