Explosive four-piece MassMatiks, have unveiled their second single ‘4AM’, ahead of a June UK tour, which will see the band travel the country supporting fellow rockers Rory Indiana, an appearance at Y Not Festival, and a London headline show at The Old Blue Last on July 13 th .
With a gentle opening lyrical lament, it doesn’t take long for ‘4AM’ to launch into a tirade of riffery and a huge melodic chorus. Laced with lead singer George Peploe’s fiery British, invective-spitting vocals, ‘4AM’ is another serving of hard-hitting UK rock that sits proudly alongside fellow UK contemporaries such as Slaves, Sleaford Mods and Royal Blood.
Peploe, a British kickboxing champion, delivers biting social commentary, often spoken word, leaping into soaring, hook-laden melodies. Of the single he says, “4AM is about a time when my ex would call me up, drunk and bragging that she is seeing someone else. There was this attitude that she was 'winning' the break up, but I soon came to realise that if she was so happy and so comfortable, then why would she need to tell me? People have experienced both sides of this story and I feel the to-the- point lyrics show the raw honesty and emotion of a break up that so many people have been through.” 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 even more shows to come this year, keep a watchful eye out for MassMatiks.
June 17 th – Leicester, Pi Bar
June 19 th – Southampton, The Alex
June 21 st – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
June 30 th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
July 13 th – London, Old Blue Last
July 21 st – Y Not Festival, Matlock