New track from Londoners heralds big tour
Explosive London four-piece MassMatiks, have released their debut single ‘Gunning For You’, ahead of an upcoming headline tour which will see the band criss-cross the country, playing 12 intimate dates including a London show at the Black Heart, Camden.
The single features in-yer-face riffs, infused with the groove and syncopated swagger of Rage Against The Machine and the band’s modern UK contemporaries, Slaves. Laced with lead singer George Peploe’s fiery British, invective-spitting vocals, ‘Gunning For You’ is set to inject a breath of fresh air into the UK music scene.
Of the single Peploe says, “’Gunning For You’ was written about a guy I knew who is all bark and no bite. He thinks he’s a hard gangster, telling everyone he wants to beat me up, but when he saw me in person he couldn’t even look me in the eye.”
Peploe, a British kickboxing champion, 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.
MassMatiks have spent the last couple of years putting together their own tours, making their own videos and honing their song writing skills. Their incendiary live shows attracted interest from numerous management companies and they elected to go with Hall Or Nothing (Manic Street Preachers, The Script, The Horrors, Seafret, and more). A fresh batch of songs led to a recording session last year with Grammy-winning producer Jason Perry out of which came the sucker-punch, three-minute-wonder ‘Gunning For You’.
This is a true band of the people, oozing with raw honesty and not ones to lend themselves to a specific scene, sound or genre. With a raft of new music and a string of shows to come this year, they kick off 2016 this March at the following venues…
10th March – Southampton, Joiners
11th March – Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
12th March – Watford, The Flag
15th March – Basingstoke, Sanctuary
16th March – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
17th March – Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards
19th March – Camden, The Black Heart
22nd March – Guildford, The Boileroom
24th March – High Wycombe – The Phoenix
25th March – Huddersfield, Crowdpleaser (Hang The DJ)
26th March – Leeds, Verve Bar