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MATT SIMONS

The Button Factory, Dublin

9 April 2017

Following his incredible sold-out Whelans show last year, Matt Simons has announced he will return to Dublin this April to headline The Button Factory.

Even without a record label or traditional backing, Matt Simons has already been heard around the globe. After being noticed from a Facebook ad he created for his independent album Pieces, the song “With You” received a high-profile 2013 placement on one of the biggest Dutch soap operas. Before the Northern California-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter knew it, he began selling out shows in Europe and was serving as guest judge on the Netherlands X-Factor, while “With You” went platinum in Holland and earned the unofficial title of the country’s “most played funeral song.”

As strange as it may sound, that was the ultimate compliment,” he says. “My music was being used to celebrate legacies. The fact that people could be that affected by a song I wrote was incredible to me. I didn’t know that’s what I loved about writing so much, but I learned it.

His 2015 single “Catch & Release” and it’s (Deepend Remix) have proven he’s got songs for more than one occasion. The remix hit #1 on Spotify’s Viral charts in 10 countries, peaking at #16 on the Global Viral chart. It hit the Top 200 on iTunes in 28 countries, racked up 10 million Soundcloud plays, achieved a gold certification in Holland, and was added into rotation at SiriusXM Chill. Cumulative Spotify plays between both versions exceed 8 million and counting. Meanwhile, the remixed version hit #1 twice on Hype Machine. As the track caught fire, Republic Records signed Matt and gave it a formal release. A marriage between styles, “Catch & Release” lithely balances a deep house soundscape with finger-picked acoustic guitars and Matt’s soulful crooning.

’Catch & Release’ is about the common shared struggle of the grind and how everyone’s got their own way of dealing with it,” he explains. “Some people will go for a run, or others will have a drink, etc. It’s whatever your way of releasing all the tension you build over the course of any given day. We wanted to do something different with the remix. The dance community seems hungry for songs with a deeper meaning. It felt really natural.”

Catch & Release - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1sqe_eZq4

Tickets priced €15 go on sale this Thursday 16th February at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

www.mattsimonsmusic.com

April 9th, 2017
Doors: 07:30 pm