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About Little Matador
Little Matador are a new rock band fronted by Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly. Their self-titled debut album, set for release by Fiction Records in early 2014, is an aggressive, sassy, incendiary collection dissecting love, loss, rejection, redemption, death and re-birth... all the important stuff.
Connolly drew upon musicians’ friends who shared his love for visceral, committed rock 'n' roll to form his band. In Dublin he sought out drummer Paul 'Binzer' Brennan and bassist Gavin Fox, a crack rhythm section whose collective CVs incorporate stints in Idlewild, The Frames, Bell XI, Turn and Concerto for Constantine. Portland, Oregon's Troy Stewart, a member of Tired Pony and The Windsor Player, was recruited on guitar, and the line-up was completed with the addition of LaFaro guitarist Dave Magee, formerly Connolly's sidekick in F.U.E.L
Recorded in Metropolis Studios in London, the quintet's debut album is an urgent, impassioned and undeniably thrilling snapshot of a band getting high on volume, fuzz, adrenaline and a shared passion for heart-stopping, breath-robbing rock 'n' roll. By turns vengeful, desperate, venomous and exhilarating, it’s both a raw and open-hearted documentation of a traumatic period in Connolly’s personal life and a rousing, empowering call-to-arms for dreamers and schemers endlessly questing for new horizons.