MATTIEL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM SATIS FACTORY JUNE 14TH
NEW SINGLE “KEEP THE CHANGE”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
photo credit: Jason Travis
(Toronto, ON – April 11, 2019) – Atlanta’s Mattiel have announced details of their second album, Satis Factory, to be released on ATO Records on Friday June 14th 2019. The news comes with a punchy new song, “Keep The Change”, previously debuted during a rollicking performance for NBC’s Last Call last week. The song launches today on DSPs with an impressive factory filmed video.
Watch the video for “Keep The Change” HERE
Says frontwoman Mattiel Brown, “The video was co-directed by Matthew Addington and myself. I had about four weeks to call him up, plan everything, find a location that would give us permission to film, source props. It was crazy, but a lot of fun. We brought in this amazing DP, Alan Sabir, from Calgary. He freehanded a lot of the performance shots and our script was pretty loose. This gigantic cement factory outside of Atlanta gave us free reign over the entire facility for two days – it kinda felt like running around inside a video game with all the tunnels, catwalks and passageways. And they had this amazing mint-green control room that hasn’t been changed since the early 60’s…It was a dream.”
Co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley and recorded in their native Atlanta, Satis Factory is the band’s second album but their first for eminent indie, ATO Records.
Mattiel released a debut self-titled album on Burger Records in the fall of 2017. In the summer of 2018, the album was picked up for the UK and Europe by esteemed London-based indie Heavenly Recordings and the word of mouth was instantaneous. Backed by an incredible band anchored by Jonah Swilley they embarked on a run of sold-out shows across Europe and caught the attention of Jack White who brought them on as openers for a run of arena shows in the US. An early appearance on the BBC’s esteemed live music show Later…with Jools Hollandeffortlessly proved them to be one of the most exciting, modern rock acts around. ATO Records signed the band in early 2019.
Having initially met in the Atlanta music scene in 2014, the process of recording Satis Factory was built upon the success of Swilley and Mattiel Brown’s time working together on their debut album. It’s a team that just works. “Jonah is a great songwriter and he’ll put a structure together and send it to me through an email, and then I’ll listen to it pretty much right away,” Mattiel explains. “And then we’ll restructure it if we need to and I’ll write a melody and lyrics to it and eventually record it.” Where the first record was confident, this second release is even more so. This is probably down to the chemistry between them; they seem in awe of each other. “Some of Mattiel’s best lyrical writing is effortless,” Jonah says. “She’s thoughtful with what she wants to say as an artist, but also understands pop sensibilities.”
Despite Satis Factory being recorded in exactly the same way, with exactly the same team behind their debut, the sound is noticeably different. Jonah explained that he “had a musical objective to try new sounds and ways of recording” to Mattiel’s first record but still “keeping lo-fi elements” to the new one. “We started working on Mattiel’s first record with a dusty, cinematic, and garage rock feel to the music,” he explains. “Satis Factory has more stylistic diversity with the musical compositions and an increased level of intensity.”
Tracklist for Satis Factory:
1. Moment Of Death
2. Rescue You
3. Je Ne Me Connais Pas
4. Food For Thought
5. Keep The Change
10. Berlin Weekend
11. Heck Fire
12. Long Division