Saturday, 6 December 2014

Track Of The Day: Mat Motte And The People Who Hate Him - 'High Maintenance'

Following on from the superb 'Summer Song' (one of RW/FF's key tracks of the year) London-based Mat Motte has just released a new double A side single. While one side contains the acoustic 'Lame', the other features this sizzling indie-pop nugget, which is spacey, funky and enticingly melodic in equal measures. We challenge you to find anything else in this world quite like Mat. Energetic, feisty and a little bit bonkers, Mat really is the definitive ‘one off’ in a music world increasingly populated by copy-cat opportunists and serial rehash-ers. Mat started out fronting Mower, a three-piece indie pop band, who were spotted by Blur’s Graham Coxon. After releasing a couple of albums on Coxon’s Transcopic Label, and tours with Scissor Sisters, British Sea Power and the Futureheads, Mower eventually called it a day. Mat’s intense new sound is the result of being locked away for a couple of years in the Worcestershire marshes, with only his old funk and hip hop LP’s for company. Having pissed off everyone who ever cared for him, he found that he had no choice but to resort to using enemies in his band 'The People Who Hate Him'.