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Matinee - Give Up on Sunday


It is a story about a friendship of 2 best friends (a boy and a girl) living in a large city and growing up in a time of change, a time of struggle. Initially thought as a post Brexit doomed society it actually fits really well with the self-isolation model too, so probably we can be cheeky enough to adapt it to the current situation.


There are a number of lines in the lyrics that indicate that the two characters are living in a very troubled time and the authorities are taking control amongst protest and unrest (And we saw that the crowd was marching in/ Everything everything that is going down). Again, the above is true for Brexit but fits perfectly into the Covid 19 scenario as well. Throughout the lyrics you never really get whether the nature of the relationship between the 2 people is of the romantic kind and that is on purpose. The main message is that they cannot just play by the rules with all the restrictions that are in place every single day of the week so they just decide to live by their own rules and they give up on Sundays.


There is also a common thread with the all concept of planets and astrology as the day the 2 characters choose as their best one is Sunday, the day of the Sun (link to Summer Sun).

Anglo-Italian four piece Matinée present new album ‘Event Horizon’ produced by Billboard topping producer Tony Doogan and Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian.


‘Event Horizon’ is a 10 track neon journey through 80’s influenced, keyboard based, indie-rock. Soaring keyboards and guitars chime with indie lyrics and big hearted, pop choruses.


Matinée are named after Franz Ferdinand's hit song The Dark Of The Matinée, and they struck up a firm friendship when Matinée supported Franz Ferdinand on their Italian tour. Italy well and truly embraced Matinée and the support gigs lead to live offers from some major venues around the country, not to mention some huge radio support from national stations at home.


Matinée were nominated for Best International Act on the Amazing Radio Awards show in 2015 and also played live at the very cool Station Sessions at Kings Cross London, as well as many other key London venues including Death Disco (Creation Records; Alan McGee's night), Jubilee (Carl Barat's night) and the 100 Club.


Last year they played at the Un Altro Festival in Milan, opening for The Lumineers. Other support slots include Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, and British Sea Power.


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