MATT HATTER creates and performs music that’s heavy, melodic and cathartic, or “emotive electronic rock,” according to the artist. Combining soaring vocals with fuzzy, crunchy guitars, groovy bass lines and steady, powerful drumbeats, Hatter is on his own and ready to release perhaps the first piece of music he’s written completely by himself, with no one else trying to influence his creativity. His new full-length solo album, “Introduction” is set for a spring ’18 release, followed by a live show tour. Josh Breckenridge at Cosmic Mastering in Arizona mastered the nine-song album.
Hatter’s music comes from a place deep inside of him. Being raised by a single mom who would literally throw away his CDs if they had explicit lyrics, because she wanted to encourage him in a positive way and not focus on his anguish. Hatter was influenced early on by any artist’s music he could get his hands on. “I love a wide range of bands and music…to me, all music has a good vibe to it.” Hatter, would also like to mention his brother, he states his brother wasn’t always accepting of his music but was an inspiration for his songs and encouraged him to bring a professional persona into his forte in how he conveys his music to his fans.
“Growing up, my influences differed and were subject to what I could get my hands on before my Mom threw them away.” We had a vinyl player, so I’d play older songs my Mom had gotten from my grandparents, like Elvis, Madonna and Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry. “My mom was a woman of great faith, so she would take away anything depressing or with explicit lyrics.” Hatter did not let that dissuade him from acquiring as much music as he could get. “I would trade baseball cards with a kid that lived down the street, and he mostly had gangsta rap, so I got into Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, etc. As I got older, I got into punk music like NOFX, Pennywise, Offspring and Rancid. I also love classic rock, like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty.” Read more…
Music that’s heavy, melodic and cathartic
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