Single Review – Little Matador – Stitch Yourself Up


Little Matador is a very experienced and talented quintet from Dublin. Lead singer Nathan Connolly describes Little Matador as him taking time out of the ‘day job’ playing lead guitar in Snow Patrol. Around him are members of Idlewild and Tired Pony to name just a few. Their debut single ‘Stitch Yourself Up’ is a brash, heavy and in your face affair that is from their upcoming self titled album expected on April 21st. The song has a stomping and bold rhythm with a an isolated and slightly distorted vocal that turns into a screaming inferno at the end of each line. The chorus still has that heavy stomping rhythm which turns into more of a melodic grind with Nathan’s vocal acting as an infectious hook amongst the large sounds. You’d imagine that this would cause a frenzy in a club or at a gig with the excellent song progression from it’s stomping nature progressing to rough edged melodies and hooks which make it an easy sing a long track too. You can catch them around the country from March 27th at Sheperds Bush Empire in support of Band of Skulls and ending on 8th – 10th May on the Q stage of The Great Escape festival in Brighton. Nathan Connolly stresses that this is not a short term project so expect to hear a lot more of them in the future.


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