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NEWS: Matt Edible and the Obtuse Angels share April Fool’s anthem, ‘Idiot’

Cult Favourites Matt Edible and the Obtuse Angels have today shared ‘Idiot‘ an April Fool’s Day anthem for “phoney culture war influencers and fake news pseudo-prophets.”

Following the alt-glam stomper Mirror Shoes, ‘Idiot‘ is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album The Optometrist.

Pounding with addictive driving percussion co of Kingmaker‘s John Andrew, Matt enthrals listeners with the witty lyrical commentary reminiscent of Sultans of Ping, Mark E Smith or Yard Act in his spoken word rant saying, “Let me introduce myself, I’m Just A normal guy of average intelligence and I like to question why.” Preaching from his arm chair pulpit he asks, “What about the thoughts of normal people just like you and me?” In an impassioned stream of consciousness rant he stands up and says ” I’m gonna tell you what I think.” Looping into a harmonic bubblegum earworm of a chorus singing ‘I’m an Idiot.” with Sarah Shiels on bass rippling into a witty buoyant, staccato chorus glistening with glam rock riffs and flaring with style. This song bursts with righteous energy, common sense and tongue in cheek wit and is bound to put a smile on your face. Watch the video here:

Matt Edible has been a jewel in the crown of Hull’s music scene for many years. From fronting cult avant-pop heroes Edible 5ft Smiths to leading Tom Robinson (6music) favourites The Holy Orders, he has consistently produced memorable and captivating music.

Following Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels’ debut album, Stargazing, Matt locked himself down (quite literally thanks to Covid) and went to work forging an even more ambitious collection of songs for the follow-up. He began to record by himself at home and then recruited new band members John Andrew (Kingmaker) and Sarah Shiels to make the project glow.

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