Matt Pearce & The Mutiny will release their second album, The Soul Food Store, on 1 April 2022 via Mutinear Records. The first single, Got A Thing Going On, will be released this valentines day.
“The Soul Food Store,” Matt says, “is a place, a state of mind, a feeling. When the song came along, mid-lockdown, it seemed to tie together all the songs I’d been working on, and it became a focus.
“I wanted my album to be what my favourite music is to me – somewhere to go to be happy, laugh, sing, dance, forget all my troubles, or be comforted despite them.
“These 11 songs run the gamut of my musical influences. If Gotta Get Home was a statement of intent, that bluesy rock could be funky, then this album is about me being at home, with all the music I love. So, as well as the funk and the rockin’ blues, there’s some soul, ballads, psychedelic, and maybe even a little disco vibe creeping in. All the sounds that put a smile on my face and that I hope will do the same to you.
“But to get back to The Soul Food Store, the whole point of this album is to combat the negativity that’s so easy to give in to these days, and like the old song, accentuate the positive. But always with a groove. As the last song on the album says, Everybody should be king of their world every day.”
Matt as lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, is joined by Kelpie McKenzie (bass), Joe Lazarus (drums), Daliah Sherrington (vocals), Jon Moody and Joe Mac (keyboards), and Steve Beighton (sax) on The Soul Food Store.
Their debut album, Gotta Get Home, was released in 2019. “I wanted to combine the sounds that I love,” Matt said of his drive behind this solo project. “I could call it a Funky Soul-a-delic Blues Rock Jam Thing, but you can just call it a seriously funky blues band, like the Black Crowes playing Prince songs, or vice versa.”