What´s it like touring Canada? Matt 1 from the Matinee talks about touring and building relationships along the way
The Matinee consists of Matt Layzell on vocals, Matt Rose on Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin, Pete Lemon on Drums, Geoff Petrie on Guitar and Percussion and Mike Young on Bass and keys. Emboldened by their third place win in the 2011 Peak Performance Project and the subsequent record deal that followed, The Matinée ducked in and out of different studios, experimented, and generally strove to be as great as possible for the year or so they spent working on this much-anticipated release. Produced largely by Grammy-winner Steve Berlin (REM, The Tragically Hip, Los Lobos) and recorded in their hometown of Vancouver, “We Swore We´d See the Sunrise” features 2 tracks recorded with Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), including the lead single ‘Young & Lazy’. After years of roadwork and growth, playing everywhere from prisons to air force bases and every watering hole in between, The Matine?e has found its niche ploughing the middle ground between rural festivals and the urban hipster ground-zero of your choice.