By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Editor
Rock At Night is proud to introduce a new band to keep on the radar—UK indie alternative band MassMatiks. I just watched their video for “Gunning For You” and listened to their new single “4 AM” which was just released on June 17, 2016. If the song “4 AM” is a preview of “what’s to come” then, I’m sold.
The song “4 AM” starts off slowly with lead singer George Peploe talking about picking up a ‘drunk call’ from an ex-girlfriend at 4 A.M.–and he’s pretty pissed and disgusted. The girlfriend seemed ‘excited to tell him something’ because she was ‘seeing someone else and now [she] is bragging’. This is sooo real life, which I love! He continues saying ‘I’ve got to stop picking up these drunk calls because it’s getting boring’ as the song builds into a crescendo and bloody breaks loose! The song gets rocking and is infectious with almost a singalong chorus. Lots of fun!
A little background on George Peploe—He is a British kickboxing champion who delivers biting social commentary, often spoken word, leaping into soaring, hook-laden melodies and taking in subjects from the naked greed of rampant capitalism to spurned ex-lovers. Joe Turner (guitar), Martin Linch (bass) and Josh Stagg (Drums) lay a dynamic platform for George’s universal tales, taking influence from the likes of the aforementioned Slaves, through Royal Blood, to Bring Me The Horizon.
Their second single precedes a tour across the UK with Rory Indiana, kicking off in on the 17th June. MassMatiks will also headline London’s Old Blue Last on the 13th July before heading to Y Not Festival on July 21st.
TOUR DATES (supporting Rory Indiana)
June 17th – Leicester, Pi Bar
June 19th – Southampton, The Alex
June 21st – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
June 30th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
July 13th – London, Old Blue Last
July 21st – Y Not Festival, Matlock, UK
“Gunning For You”
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse