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Just Announced: XPN Artist To Watch Mattiel returns to Philly this fall

Mattiel | courtesy of the artist

After catching our attention with an energetic set at NonCOMM back in May, Mattiel has been taking their debut album Satis Factory around the world on tour. They’ll return stateside for more shows this fall, this time touring in support of Temples. The tour culminates with a show at Union Transfer on November 10, and tickets are on sale now. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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NON-COMM Recap: Mattiel shakes the PRX stage with unreleased tracks

Mattiel | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Mattiel‘s five-song set shook the PRX stage on Thursday night, giving their audience a taste of Satis Factory, their upcoming June release. Lead singer Mattiel Brown was backed by a four-piece band that really knows how to rock. Their set began with “Rescue You”, a track that has yet to be released. Brown wasted no time getting started; her energy was immediately through the roof as she commanded the crowd’s attention with soulful yelps.

The group’s set was dynamic in tempo but consistently vivacious. The unreleased “Heck Fire” was carried by a heavy bass line that I could feel deep in my bones. Things slowed down slightly for “Millionare” but the energy remained high. The set concluded with “Keep the Change”, the first single that Mattiel released with ATO Records. The band was very much in sync with one another, making for a tight performance. Continue reading →