Explosive London four-piece MassMatiks have smashed down the doors at radio less than a week after unveiling their debut single, ‘Gunning For You’. An in-yer-face blast of zeitgeist-channelling rock imbued with the snarling drama of Slaves and the mammoth crunch of Royal Blood, its take-no-prisoners lyrics and KO musical punches have already seen key tastemakers including Phil Taggart at BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy at Radio X, Sophie K at Team Rock and both Alex Baker and Johnny Doom at Kerrang Radio jump straight on board one of the most exciting debuts of recent years. The track is also being championed by Gary Crowley, putting MassMatiks firmly on the BBC Introducing ladder.
And with the bruising video for ‘Gunning For You’ having just dropped, to mark the start of their UK headline tour, MassMatiks are on course to win a shedload more fans, drawn to their no-nonsense swagger and uncompromising honesty.
Check out the video for ‘Gunning For You‘ here:
Of the single, vocalist 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.”
With a raft of new music and a string of shows to come this year, they set off on their first headline tour which sees the band criss-cross the country, playing 12 intimate dates including a London show at the Black Heart, Camden.
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 – London, 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