Matinee Release New Single

A busy 12 months for the photogenic Italian indie foursome has seen them work with acclaimed Glasgow producer Miaoux Miaoux (Julian Corrie) on their late 2015 single. The track was named Track of the Day on Gig Slutz and the bands previous video was also selected for UK wide video promotion via the in store video Jukebox’s at Topman and Timberland retail stores. Watch here.

A clutch of radio support has been secured over 2015 as well as numerous festival places including Spilla. High profile supporters included the old XFM (played single on Danielle Perry’s show, XFM Scotland) The band also featured in Loaded Magazine and the band were added to the Rockaway Beach line up as well as being invited to support Belle & Sebastian in Italy.

The highest profile fan is arguably Carl Barat, saying about them “A accomplished Italian answer to the indie music of the Naughties, focussing on all the best bits, Ferdinand, Cribs, Coral et al… Boss.” They have also been described by Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian as “Anthemic indie rock with electronic flourishes. Hints of Franz Ferdinand and the Britpop era abound”.

The  band are named  after  Scotland’s  very  own  Franz  Ferdinand’s  hit  song ‘Matinee’ and struck up a friendship with the band after  supporting  them  in  Italy.  Our Mediterranean friends well and truly embraced the band the support gigs lead to live offers from some major venues around Italy not to mention some huge radio support from national stations at home in Italy.

Matinee  were  nominated  for  Best  International  Act  on  Amazing  Radio  Awards  show in 2015 and also  played  live  at  the uber cool  Station  Sessions  at  Kings  Cross  London. The band have  played  live  at  many  key  London  venues  including  Death  Disco (Creation  Records; Alan  McGee’s  night),Jubilee  (Carl  Barats  night)  and the  100  Club.  Last  year  they  played  at the  Un Altro   Festival in Milan   opening   for The   Lumineers   and   Daughter,   other   support   slots   include Mystery  Jets,  The  Futureheads ,  and British  Sea  Power.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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