Belfast, County Down
No Matter are an energetic fast paced male/female fronted pop punk band from N.Ireland. They've supported Anti-Flag, D.O.A, Teenage Bottlerocket, Consumed, Goober Patrol... to name a few and played festivals such as Punk Rock Holiday and Manchester Punk Festival, headlined by NOFX, Propagandhi, Descendents, Millencolin and more plus have toured Europe, the UK and Ireland multiple times! We've been asked back to play Punk Rock Holiday fest in Slovenia in Aug. 2019, Polite Riot Fest in London in June and have returned from playing Toronto and Montreal in Canada in May, which included Pouzza Fest! Their last release was their debut album Ill Advised on London based label 'Umlaut Records' at the end of 2016 which punknews.org rated as one of the best releases that year and gave it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. They've just released a teaser video for their new track 'How Low' which was premiered on punknews.org before their trip to Canada and will have the new record out at the end of July on Umlaut Records before their summer European tour with tour dates in Slovenia, Germany, Slovakia, The Netherlands and Belgium.
“Belfast’s own pop-punk heroes No Matter, with impressive three part harmonies, some badass bass and a sound that pays tribute to the Ramones themselves (with a sprinkle of Green Day for good measure) they bring both energy and a sense of fun to the venue.” - GiggingNI.com
“a lively set from Northern Irish act No Matter. Formed in 2010, the Belfast pop punk quartet specialise in infectious three-chord, three-minute tunes that wouldn’t sound out of place on Green Day’s Dookie..with dizzying 4/4 beats and some fantastic pogoing choreography"Anti-Flag Belfast show review - Culture Northern Ireland
"If you pine for the bygone days when bands with big shorts, badly dyed hair and the complete works of NOFX ruled supreme, No Matter manage to hark back to the simpler times while displaying impressive musical competence. The pop punk revival begins here..." David Roy - The Irish News
"...playing a fun set of catchy tracks, usually based around some nice guitar riffs and Dan’s chanting vocals... there’s something almost Green Day-esque about them. They also have a very good stage presence and manage to get the crowd laughing more than once" BBC Across The Line
"...great tunes and sarcasm on tap, everything you'd want from from a young punk rock outfit. Good band, they certainly didn't disappoint " NI punk
"See them when you get a chance. Pop punk never sounded so potent." - Chris Owens, Metal Ireland
"...a fine example of pop-punk at its best. The songs are equal parts energetic and angry, with a good level of professionalism and talent thrown in for good measure too." Fame Magazine
Review of the latest Time to be Proud Compilation EP! "No Matter - 'Tin Soldiers' - Another Stiff Little Fingers cover, this time by one of the best young bands on the local scene today. No Matter give 'Tin Soldiers' a pop-punk makeover - its fast, fresh and extremely pleasing on the ear. Good stuff."