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.