Artist Of The Week: Phosphorescent


Six albums into his career and Matthew Houck (working name Phosphorescent) remains relatively obscure. It’s definitely not a reflection of his musical talent, and it’s probably not even because our spell-check generation struggle with his nom de plume – it’s just the nature of the commercial music industry. If Phosphorescent took to twerking, maybe he’d get bigger gigs. Although perhaps he’d need to be female, as the promotional photo of him naked but hatted (the slut!) in a bath tub didn’t go viral. However, the music of Phosphorescent will still be played long after pop’s biggest stars have faded even if it takes half a dozen more albums for him to ‘breakthrough’.

Muchacho De Lujo‘, the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed 2013 release is out today.


Amy Jo McLellan
Amy Jo McLellan is the editor of Alt Scribe. She started writing about music in 2010 and has been dancing about architecture ever since. She became a featured blogger for Buzznet after winning their 2011 ‘Summer of Buzz’ talent search. Amy knows far too much about her favourite bands and describes herself as a “professional fangirl”. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Kids In Glass Houses, Dawes. SPECIALIST SUBJECT: The rise and fall of 'Emo' 2006 - Now.

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