Belfast, County Down
No Matter are an energetic, fast-paced male/female fronted punk band from N.Ireland. Reviewed as “one of the best pop punk bands in the UK scene” (https://colinspunkrockworld.blogspot.com/2019/09/album-review-excess-baggage-by-no.html) They have gigged and toured extensively across the UK & Europe since 2014 and since 2019 have started gigging further across the world, after being asked to play a festival in Montreal and then headlined a show in Toronto.
Their latest CD “Excess Baggage” was reviewed at the start of 2020 as being number 8 in a "Best of 2019" list on punknews.org among bands such as Blink 182, Weezer, Sum 41, Bad Religion and more. (https://www.punknews.org/review/16986/best-of-2019-mikey-elfers-picks) Their album Ill Advised, released at the end of 2016 was also rated by punknews.org as one of the best releases that year with one of their editors calling it his ‘favorite pop punk album of the last twenty-five years”, giving it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars (https://www.punknews.org/amp/review/14757/no-matter-ill-advised)
They’ve supported Anti-Flag, D.O.A, Teenage Bottlerocket, Consumed, Richie Ramone, to name a few at home in the UK and played festivals such as Pouzza (Canada) Punk Rock Holiday (Slovenia), Manchester Punk Festival (England), Book Yer Ane Fest (Scotland) headlined by NOFX, Andrew W.K., Propagandhi, Descendents, Millencolin, Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Pennywise, Against Me! and many more!
They're currently working on new material - for a vinyl release later this year - after returning from another Euro tour promoting their 5th release, which saw them play Punk Rock Holiday fest for a second time followed by shows across 6 other countries and playing a live set in Belfast's HMV upon their return.
Their stage presence, live shows, 3 leading vocal variations, hard work ethic, and N.Irish humor have gained them a great reputation so make sure you check them out when you get a chance!
|6 Jun 2020||17:30||Drop Dead Twice, 18/19 Francis Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin, Ireland||Rage Fest 2020 - showcase for Irish bands with female members|
|20 Jun 2020||20:00||7 date tour of multiple cities , more dates tba||UK tour - Newcastle - Edinburgh - Glasgow - Leeds - London - Hastings - Nottingham|
|31 Jul 2020||14:00||Live on the Hill Fest, Dungannon||Live on the Hill 2020 - N.Irish festival|
|5 Sep 2020||21:00||Roisin Dubh (Upstairs), 8 Lower Dominick Street, Galway||Galway - Joint weekender with Scottish band Kimberly Steaks|
|6 Sep 2020||15:00||Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street, Dublin||Radfest 2020 - pop / skate punk fest in Dublin|
|7 Sep 2020||14:00||HMV , Unit 3/4/6, Donegall Arcade, Belfast BT1 1PT||Instore live showcase - Joint weekender with Scottish band Kimberly Steaks|