Matrick Jones Performs ‘Smoke In The Trees’ Live at Enmore
With a sound that’s been filtered through vintage VHS tapes, the sly, laid-back indie-pop of Matrick Jones is addictive. The Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has a strong production aesthetic that runs like a thread throughout his entire catalogue.
For his Live at Enmore session, the artist brought along his ever-present Fender Strat and his subversive track, Smoke In The Trees.
Penned at a time when it meant one thing, in light of recent world events, Smoke In The Trees takes on another dimension. It’s a key element of Matrick Jones’ charm: his lyricism is simultaneously intimate and universal.
Smoke In The Trees was Mixed and Recorded by Dan Shaw and Owen Penglis
With his trademark half-whispered delivery, Jones has a voice that draws you in, inviting you to engage with his message. Here’s what he had to say about Smoke In The Trees before the session:
“It was about those couple of months when Sydney was covered in orange and brown smoke, during the bushfires […] I don’t think we saw the sun for a month. But unbeknownst to me — I wrote it being the most depressing song in the world — I didn’t know what would happen three months later, and here we are.”
Check out the performance below:
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The Live at Enmore series is made possible with the help of our tech partner Audio-Technica. Here’s a list of the microphones that were used to capture this incredible performance:
For a clean, consistent capture of a dynamic vocal, the AE4100 ticks just about every box.
Dynamic mics are perfect for capturing all the grit and mid-range details of a guitar amp. For this task, we went with the Audio-Technica AE2300.
Coupled with dynamic, a ribbon mic has all the bottom end juice you need on an amp. The Audio-Technica AT4081 is perfect for the task.