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Origin: Ashburton

Genre: Indie Folk Rock

Years Active: 2012 - Present

Label: Lyttelton Records

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Tour Support: Bubblegum Records

Deep water Creek is the project of Christchurch based Singer/songwriter Matthew Smith. With a strong evocative sense for words and melody Smith has a burning desire to celebrate, commiserate, and communicate. The endeavour of human spirit is not lost on Smith and the yearning for communion is apparent.

Since recording his debut E.P(Before you lay down) and debut self titled album with Ben Edwards(sitting room) Smith has been crossing the country developing a fearsome reputation as an electric performer full of dark energy and insight not often seen. One of New Zealand's rare and underrated talents Smiths band Deep Water Creek are a powerful and fitting foil for Smiths restless inner vision.

With the imminent release of Deep Water Creeks (lock down) album Smith will be on the road to sound the trumpet and bang the drum and bring the Mastery of Deep Water Creek to the masses.


Before you Lay Down EP: 2017

Self Titled LP: 2018

Hard Times EP: 2019

News From The South: Release Sept 2021

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"A hypnotic world"

                                                             - William Dart

"This is really great - recommended"

                                                             - Off The Tracks

"Refined and Immersive"

                                                             - Sophie Mashlan

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