Matthew Clements








What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my life. Especially Rock. I started EZVERSE when I was 14. So we've been going for almost 5 years.

What is your music dream?

To share it. And to finally see Matt Bellamy nod his approval to me. Big stuff...

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Get rid of all Rap music. It's fake and has too much Autotune.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Hotel California from the Eagles, or American Idiot, by Green Day.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Green Day, Muse, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Bush, and Matt Bellamy himself (of Muse).

What inspires you to make music?

The thrill of strumming that chord. The collaboration. The sharing and people loving it, and the memories.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Keep fighting. Rock and Roll is not dead yet, and it'll go down swinging.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It's my adrenaline.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

We need more levelheaded people. Not moneyseekers who pay seven other guys to write a song, then they won't care about anyone or anything but the money. We need reality seekers, who love the fans and actually write their own music.

What do you think of Drooble?

Oh, I like it so far. Great place to meet other musicians.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That some new rapper or popstar beats Rock on the charts.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I am one of them. I still scream "GREEN DAY!" whenever their music videos come on. Or when I'm at concert. I think Mike Dirnt yelled at me to shut up once....

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Patience and confidence. You'll need a lot of it, and I'll let you find out why.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Muse. They're awesome. Or, to go all promo on you, my band, EZVERSE. I also recommend Spacehog to you, especially the Resident Alien Album.