Matador Mike

Sounds likeThe Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, The Strokes and Jamie T. Sort of. Maybe not.

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A bit about ourselves:
We are a new band from London, looking to bring back the fast paced indie rock guitar music of the late 90's and early 00's. We're influenced by bands like The Maccabees, Jamie T, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes.
Where as lot of new bands are moving in a more pop-like direction with their music, we're trying to bring back the appeal of fast paced, punk-like indie rock anthems.
Our debut album Matador started out as just a collection of short recordings that, after quitting my job, I sat down to turn into a full length project. They were written and recorded in 2016, as I was experimenting with home recording and mixing. The songs were born out of frustration and anxiety, and tell stories of everyday problems like self-doubt, love and motivation.

With our debut album already written and recorded, we are currently practicing and perfecting our live show.


What's the first song you remember hearing? Venice Queen by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I have a very vivid memory of being at home and hearing it play through my parents B&O sound system, and just loving the eeriness to it, that explodes towards the end.

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Maggot Brain by Funkadelic. I don't do karaoke.

What was the first gig you went to? Green Day at the Palau Sant Jordi, in 2009.

Which song do you wish you'd written? Autopsy by Fairport Convention. I love that guitar solo.

Which song changed your life? Operation by Jamie T. It broke a lot of the rules I had set in my mind when it came to songwriting.

Which song would you like played at your funeral? My funeral would have to be New Orleans style. No doom and gloom. So maybe a special rendition of Eternal Life or Grace by Jeff Buckley.

What song is stuck in your head right now? Sky Musings by Wolf Alice.

What was the first Album you bought? Demon Days by Gorillaz. I used to listen to that album back to back when going on trips with my family.

Which song made you want to play music? I can't really name one song, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Strokes were certainly catalysts.

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