Michael Matney, a revered name in both the underground post-punk scene and Southern Rock, is back with a new project. His newly formed band, MATNEY, is set to release their highly anticipated single All Fired Up on February 9th, followed by a visually stunning music video on January 26th.
Drawing inspiration from his rich musical heroes and upbringing in a farm, Matney’s southern-rock influenced sound is truly a force to be reckoned with. But his talent goes beyond just his musical prowess. Having faced and conquered immense personal struggles, Matney’s faith and love for music have propelled him towards creating powerful and meaningful music. Produced by the esteemed Stevie Salas, who has worked with multi-platinum artists such as Justin Timberlake and Mick Jagger, All Fired Up is a testament to Matney’s artistic evolution. Co-written by Salas himself, the single also features his exceptional lead guitar skills, making this collaboration a match made in music heaven. Salas, who also executive produced the award-winning documentary ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’, has praised Matney’s work and is excited to be a part of this project. Matney’s previous act, White Boy and The Average Rat Band, has gained a cult following among post-punk-heads, with their original pressings selling for over $1000 each.
Meanwhile, fans of Southern Rock may recognise him as the former guitarist for music icon David Alan Coe. Critics have hailed Matney’s work, with LA Record deeming his last album as “possibly the last entry in the Greatest Post-Punk Albums Nobody’s Ever Heard.” The ROCKPIT also described it as something “every fan of post punk and proto-metal would have on their want-list.” With a highly anticipated single and music video on the way, MATNEY’s star is on the rise. Make sure to keep an eye out for All Fired Up, available on all platforms under Roulette Records. Don’t miss your chance to witness Matney’s undeniable talent and be a part of his musical journey towards greatness.