The Matinee October 30th includes six new tracks to get your Monday started off right. We have a nice mix of genres today and we hope you find your new favorite artists or band today. Artists are representing Israel, Ireland, The US and the UK today.
The Academic – “Permanent Vacation” (Mullingar, Ireland)
RIYL: The Hunna, Sundara Karma, Viola Beach
The Academic are back with another track titled “Permanent Vacation”. The quartet keep creating catchy as hell indie pop-rock tracks. “Permanent Vacation” takes aim at the turbulence of growing into your twenties, loss of innocence, wariness of adulthood, unease with and ultimate acceptance of the inevitability of growing up according to the band.
The lyrical content is surrounded by an infectious chorus and addicting harmonies. The guitar work is slick throughout and the energy is exuberant and provides a little over 3 minutes of perfected indie pop. This track is perfect for any upbeat weekend playlist.
The Academic’s debut album, Tales From The Backseat, arrives January 12th.
The band is comprised of Craig Fitzgerald (vocals/guitar), Matt Murtagh (vocals/guitar), Stephen Murtagh (vocals/bass), and Dean Gavin (vocals/drums).
Document – “Hustle” (Tel Aviv, Israel)
RIYL: Dinosaur JR, Pavement, Television
Document has another single released from their forthcoming debut album. “Hustle” is a brooding and in your face track that tackles the issues related to our dependence in a now digital world.
The band explains the motivation behind the track: ’Hustle’ revolves around themes of digital addiction – spending hours online and having nothing to show for it, wasting time scrolling and swiping, while not being able to stop. The screen has become an extension of the self. Humans have now become more like plants – they need to be interconnected and depend on technology. Phones are the roots that allow us to be connected to everything else. We‘ve rooted ourselves in our modernity. Our identities can change online. We project what we want others to see. The screen has become a mirror. The phone takes away the ability to be intimate, and you are left alone with a distortion of reality. There’s the addiction of immediate gratification, the online approvals are ‘pseudo-pleasure’. This has all led to pointless compulsive behavior.
With “Hustle”, the band displays hard hitting percussion, awesome guitar riffs and sometimes forceful vocals to properly deliver their lyrical messages. The track has a late 80s/early 90s vibe going on yet with an urgent cadence that could easily have been inspired by bands like Fugazi.
“Hustle” is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming debut album, The Void Repeats
The group consists of Nir Ben Jacob (vocals, guitar), Yaniv Brenner (guitar), Amir Reich (drums) and Amit David (bass).
False Advertising – “I Think I Got My Wish” (Manchester, England)
RIYL: Hole, Slothrust, Swearin’
False Advertising are back with a new track entitled “I Think I Got My Wish”. The trio are continuing to impress with grunge inspired indie rock that is hard hitting yet inventive with each new release.
The track seems to be tackling a relationship that needs to end as Jen proclaims “I can’t escape cuz it’s all the same, I think I got my wish” followed by “Go Away!”. False Advertising is perfecting their tempo in each track as they are providing just enough space to where you think they might be slowing down a bit and then there’s this explosion of sound. They are also opening for Everything Everything as part of NME’s Cinejam event in December. They have also recently gotten radio play from BBC 1 so it could be only a matter of time before the trio is pushed into the much deserved spotlight.
“I Think I Got My Wish” is off of False Advertising’s recently released EP titled I Would Be so Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring.
False Advertising are Jen Hingley, Chris Warr, and Josh Sellers.
Iris Lune – “Lost in Chatter” (Brooklyn, USA)
RIYL: Joy Atlas, Chairlift, Oh Wonder
“Lost In Chatter” is the newest track from Brooklyn based Iris Lune. The track is surrounded by lush synth, perfectly orchestrated percussion that precisely frames Ella Joy’s shimmering vocals. “Lost in Chatter” is the perfect track to spin while getting ready to head out for the weekend or even finish that last bit of cardio at the gym.
The band shares a bit behind the lyrical motivation behind their newest release: “Lost In Chatter” written as an ode to the final chapter of Lewis Carroll’s vivid & gloriously surreal Alice In Wonderland. “It’s about being drowned by all the noise around you, by all the peripherals,” says frontwoman Ella Joy. “It’s about awakening and realizing that there is so much wrong around us.”
“Lost in Chatter” is the title track of the band’s forthcoming EP, which arrives November 28th on AWAL.
Iris Lune are Ella Joy Meir, Asher Kurtz, Aaron Liao, and Angelo Spampinato
Penguin Prison – “Turn It Up” (New York City, USA)
RIYL: Goldroom, Miami Horror, Smallpools
Penguin Prison (aka Chris Glover) is back with a total late night anthem in “Turn It Up”. The newest track is heavy on 80s inspired synth and creates a total dance ready foundation. Mr. Glover’s soulful vocals are complemented by exuberant electric guitar as the track progresses with the extremely addicting chorus.
“Turn It Up” is the latest material from Penguin Prison since 2015’s Lost In New York release. At first listen this could just seem like a song that promotes turning up the music, but it’s even more than that.
Penquin Prison shares: Inspired by the current cultural climate, “Turn It Up” is about raising your voice and fighting for who you are and what you believe in. “Why do some people seem so hell-bent on trying to prevent others from living their lives the way they want to when they aren’t harming anyone,” Penguin Prison muses. “It’s not loud enough, turn it up means be heard; raise your voice; don’t become complacent. It’s not normal what’s happening right now and we must remind ourselves and others of this.”
S!ege – “Tuesday Blues” (Portland, USA)
RIYL: Chelsea Wolfe, PJ Harvey, Emma Ruth Rundle
“Tuesday Blues” is the first release by singer songwriter S!ege. It’s a raw and emotional track that S!ege describes as ‘a song about hating myself’ on her Facebook page.
Sonically “Tuesday Blues” is an awesome track that uniquely combines experimental elements with S!ege’s strong yet sweet vocals. Her lyrical content is dark and sometimes overbearing but her presentation is luring as the listener can’t help but hit repeat.
S!ege is mixing up genres and creating something pretty awesome. Her sound is almost like if Nine Inch Nails did a collaboration with Fiona Apple. With only one single released so far, we are looking forward to hearing what else will be released in the future from S!ege.
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