AUG 27, 2019

SA indie-pop sensation Matt Carstens releases new single, ‘High’

Written by Ice Carstens

Matt’s latest single, ‘High’, was written about love that is doomed to fail. Although this can seem like a pretty grim subject matter, he set out to explore the notion in positive ways as well.

APR 27, 2019

Musical Matt recommends individuality & happiness in ‘You do You’

Written by Yolanda

Article at Sassy Samy Blog

Matt Carstens, 21 year old singer & songwriter, is back with one very catchy tune ‘You Do You’ and he is already charting on various radio stations which shows us that he has what it takes to become one of this year’s favourite pop artist.

NOV 04, 2018

Matt Carstens Interview - Liverpool Student Radio

Written by Aiden Gallagher

Article at Liverpool Student Radio

Matt Carstens a folk pop, singer/songwriter hailing from South Africa who blew me away with his rendition of ‘The Real Slim Shady’. I managed to catch up with him after his final show of the Coffee House Sessions tour.

NOV 02, 2018

ANOTHER MULTI-TALENTED “CARSTENS” HITS THE SA MUSIC SCENE AND YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM FROM SOMEBODY ELSE

Written by Sterre

Article at Sterre


He might not be related to the other famous singer with the same surname, but Matt Carstens (20) is determined to make his own unique mark on the South African music scene (and beyond) for years to come. And based on his latest single, Somebody Else, Matt is certainly proving that he has what it takes.

NOV 01, 2018

Platform Magazine Interview with Matt Carstens

Written by Eve Smallman

Article at Platform Magazine

20-year-old Matt Carstens is a singer-songwriter from South Africa, who is embarking on his first ever overseas abroad with Coffeehouse Sessions. We chatted to him about English pudding, Rocky Horror, synthetic chicken nuggets, and more…​

NOV 01, 2018

Matt Carstens Interview - Coffee House Sessions Tour

Written by Callum Shepherd

Article at Hive Radio Manchester

20-year-old Matt Carstens is a singer-songwriter from South Africa, who is embarking on his first ever overseas abroad with Coffeehouse Sessions. We chatted to him about English pudding, Rocky Horror, synthetic chicken nuggets, and more…​

OCT 13, 2018

Matt Carsten and Germein – Coffee House Sessions

Written by Emma Upshall

Article at Nerve Media

NERVE RETURNED THIS TUESDAY FOR THE COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS AT DYLAN’S TO BE SPOILT BY TWO AMAZING ACTS FROM A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD. MATT CARSTEN FOLLOWED BY SISTERS, GERMEIN BROUGHT NEW LEVELS OF ENERGY TO OUR CAMPUS BAR.

NOV 29, 2017

Skrrr! The best new music releases from 2017

Written by Tshepiso Mabula

Article at Between 10 and 5

The year 2017 has graced us with a few feel-good bops from international and local artists. Ranging from radio-ready hits to more experimental tunes, we have all had a fair share of experiencing creative genius in sonic format. As the year — and our productivity levels — begins to finally wind down and you start preparing for your summer, we saw it fit to spotlight some of the best releases from the year.​

AUG 08, 2017

Matt Carstens Album Review: 2D Heart

Written by Jeanne Lloyd

Article at The Flow

New kid on the block, Matt Carstens, released his debut album 2D Heart in April 2017. From the get-go and throughout the whole album there is a heartwarming and soul-lifting vibe about his acoustic, singer-songwriter style that gives South Africans hope for more amazing local talent on the rise.​

JUL 10, 2017

Matt Carstens makes debut with 2D Heart

Written by Tecla Ciolfi

Article at Texx and the City

The melodies on Matt Carstens’ debut album are arranged in a way that shows off his strong, rich voice. It opens with single ‘Our Revolution’, a folksy track with uplifting lyrics. It is a track that has the potential to be a fan-favourite, but its slow pace seems to hamper it at times – the verses and bridge match up nicely, whereas the chorus makes an unexpected shift that makes it seem like it belongs to a different track.​

MAY 22, 2017

Matt Carstens makes debut with 2D Heart

Written by Michelle Van Der Spuy

Article at Netwerk24

Matt Carstens worked with big names like George van der Spuy to produce the album.