Sleek indie-electro poppers Matto Rules are back with the pulsating new single Dive. The lead track announces their second album Hidden Scenes (set for a February release), and the band have built a loyal European fanbase with their energetic mix of pop melodies, electronica soundscapes and indie rock guitars.
“Dive refers to the state of mind between sleep and being awake, when you walk through the door of subconsciousness into the dream world,” explains frontman Lorenzo Bonati. “Diving is a strong symbol in dream interpretation and has various meanings and implications. This is combined with the song’s lyrics about a story of struggle, insight, and finally leaving it all behind – to dive into the unknown”.
With the name of the band inspired by Matto, the ghost of insanity in Friedrich Glauser’s pulp novel In Matto’s Realm, the band’s music mixes euphoric pop choruses with a restless rock escapism & electro tension. After being invited to work with acclaimed LA producer Michael Patterson (Beck, BRMC, Duran Duran) their early singles established them in Europe as an exciting new band. Last year’s debut album What Comes Around (recorded with MuteMath and EmmyLou Harris producer Ben Treimer) led to sold out tour dates and radio airplay across Europe and the US – including legendary stations KROQ in Los Angeles and Flux FM in Berlin.