Matt McManamon of The Dead 60s unveils Scally Folk solo album

Matt McManamon

Matt McManamon will release his debut solo album on Fretsore Records.

Matt McManamon, frontman of noughties favourites The Dead 60s, is starting 2021 with the details of his debut solo album.

Scally Folk is due later in the year, but is previewed right now with Jumpin’ The Gun which McManamon says is a song for, ‘all the haters in life’.

“The song is primarily about experiencing negative people and negative thoughts, and responding to them by doing something positive,” he continues.

“Some years ago when I took a hiatus from doing music, I’d find certain opinionated people, basically wrote me off, believing I was finished and would never do anything in music again.”

“I always knew I would, I was just taking stock and biding my time and making sure I didn’t “jump the gun”, so the song draws inspiration from turning other people’s negativity into a positive. For me it has a real ‘we will win’ attitude about it, not too dissimilar to the kids book The Tortoise and the Hare.”

He cites Liverpool and his current home of Wexford, Ireland – where the album was produced by Mick Cronin – as influences.

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