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NON-COMM Recap: Mattiel shakes the PRX stage with unreleased tracks
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.
It was clear by Brown’s ceaseless dancing that she let the music take over her body — and it was infectious. The crowd felt Mattiel’s vibe and begged them to play one more song as they departed from the stage. If it weren’t for the convention’s jam-packed schedule, there certainly would’ve been an encore.
If you can’t wait for SatisFactory’s release on June 14 by ATO, I don’t blame you. While you wait, check out Mattiel’s 2017 self-titled album as well as the two songs from their new album that are out now, and listen to an audio archive of their performance below.
Keep The Change