Glasgow Music and Film Festival presents


at SWG3

Sat 25 Feb 2012 | 8pm | £5 + bf

Throbbing goth-synth creep-scapes from the horror score fanatic

The alter ego of musician Matt Hill, Umberto is a one-man band crafting horror score creep-scapes for the digital age.

A true master of the horror film soundtrack aesthetic, Umberto’s music is a hypnotic, all-consuming journey, reeling you into a foggy, neon-lit world of graveyards, stalkers, haunted houses, witches and blood-stained corpses. Evoking the unsettling progressive rock of Goblin and the sinister, dystopian synth-work of John Carpenter, his acclaimed releases have garnered considerable praise for their staggering, gothic take on italo disco and new-wave synth pop, recreating the brooding intensity of a Dario Argento soundtrack through the cyclical melodies and throbbing rhythms he shares with his closest contemporaries, Zombi and Gatekeeper.

Flying over exclusively from Kansas City, Missouri for GMFF, Umberto will be performing a live soundtrack to a secret film of his choice, with support from power-sleaze duo Organs of Love and Strange Vice DJs.

AFTERPARTY // Join David Barbarossa, Claudia Nova, Older Lover and Henry Fondler at the official afterparty at SWG3 from 11pm-2am. See the Facebook event for all the details.


Now in its fourth year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. Lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from the Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, the results range from the entertaining to the inspirational to the downright weird.

This year’s festival runs from 16th-26th February 2012 and comprises a series of gigs at venues across the city, complemented by a programme of music documentaries and fiction films at the GFT. For all the up-to-date news and ticket competitions, follow the GMFF on Facebook.

N.B. This event will take place at SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow