Introducing Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates

Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates are a 4/6-piece group based in San Francisco, USA and Birmingham, UK.


In late 2013, Last Tape Recordings of San Francisco released the group’s debut album — a limited edition (300 copies) vinyl-only album entitled The Fates. It features a hand-lithographed sleeve created by designer/artist Rex Ray (David Bowie).

On The Fates, The Unfortunates are joined on electric guitar by Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Eno, Robert Wyatt). The record is produced by Eric Drew Feldman (Capt. Beefheart, P.J. Harvey, Pixies). Eric also plays the pump organ and the mellotron and frequently performs live with the group.

In September 2013, Metal Postcard Records of Hong Kong released the group’s 45 “Minotaur/Bad Blood.”

Matthew Edwards relocated to the UK in late 2013, where he now has a UK version of the Unfortunates and is playing band and solo shows.

In November 2014, The Fates was officially released worldwide on Metal Postcard Records.

The group are currently recording their follow-up album, provisionally titled Folklore at John Rivers’ (Felt, The Specials) Woodbine Street Studio in Leamington, England.

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Credits: Feature Edited by Rochelle Dulaney

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