Summer 2017 promises to be a breakthrough time or the photogenic indie four piece Matinee.
The band played Butefest this summer, they also appeared on Fubar Radio in July. The bands early summer single Goldfish was added to the June retail playlist of McDonalds, Tag Heuer, BMW, Virgin, Hudsons Coffee, Sass & Bride, New Balance and many more. Jim Gellatly made the single his track of the day and it was added to the MTV Italy playlist.
Due to the success of the single the band have decided to re-release their single Empty. (Sep 29 – Neon Tetra Records)
Their previous single Satellite was named Track of the Day on Gig Slutz and the bands video was selected for UK wide video promotion via the in store video Jukebox’s at Topman and Timberland retail stores. Major Australian retail stores also picked up on the band adding them to playlists at A List high street chains including McDonalds.
A whirlwind eighteen months for the beautiful Italian foursome has seen them work with acclaimed Glasgow producer Miaoux Miaoux (Julian Corrie) on previous singles. Band supporters on radio include the old XFM set up and the band also featured in Loaded Magazine and were added to the Rockaway Beach line up as well as being invited to support Belle & Sebastian in Italy in 2016.
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”.
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.
Watch the Official Video for Empty below: