Tuesday 4th December 2018

Name, where are you from?
Mattiel Brown, Georgia.

Describe your style in three words?
Aware but unbothered.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
A matinee Bjork concert at Carnegie Hall on a Sunday morning. A friend of mine had extra third-row tickets. It was incredible.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
The Ramones and The Beastie Boys - we'd all just be there to have a good time.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
The Memphis group in the early 80's and their industrial design work. Their radical concepts for normal household objects was so limitless.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Oscar Wilde - I think we would have a lot of questions to ask each other.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
We just played Paradiso in Amsterdam which is a beautiful venue. Definitely my favourite of the tour. We also had a particularly rowdy crowd that night.

Your greatest hero or heroine in music?
Bob Dylan. He reminds me of a mountaineer or the captain of a ship. It seems like he's always been in the middle of an endless search for the truth.

Mattiel Brown's rock 'n' soul sound is influenced by such diverse artists as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White. Her self-titled debut album was released through Heavenly Recordings in 2018.

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