SCOTT Matthews plays the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on May 11 as part of a national tour coinciding with his new album, The Great Untold.

The album, the sixth long-player from the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter, has been hailed as a career-defining masterpiece bristling with honesty, instinct and reflection.

A largely acoustic recording, the record features sparse production and was recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches with little instrumentation.

A spokesman said: “Matthews has created songs that are breathtaking in their beauty and audacious in their simplicity.

“The ghosts of Paul Simon, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake and John Martyn loom large on a collection that ranks alongside work by some of the world’s great singer-songwriters.

“The absence of drums, bass, cello and flute on The Great Untold, however, should not infer that it lacks depth.