Matty and the Bullsharks
Straight out of the stresses and strains of Year 11 at a local Comprehensive, Matty and the Bullsharks energetic melody laden shambolic jigginess gained its first brush with near notoriety a R*E*P*E*A*T Young Performers' Gig. The boys' mix of diffidence, danceability and non deliberate equipment destruction was an instant hit with both the assembled kids and their parents. Pretty soon The Bullsharks were being courted by a gaggle of local Promoters, earning them shows with the likes of Slaves, Horse Party, JAWS, Mortal Tides and The Machismo's, as they begun ripping up dance floors across East Anglia. At the same time their recordings, made in the claustrophobic confines of R*E*P*E*A*T's Big Badger Music Shack, earned them more gigs further afield, including one at the O2 in Islington.
With interest increasing and the infectious effervescent exuberance of the live shows growing, R*E*P*E*A*T decided it was time for the Bullsharks to stretch their fins beyond the safe waters of the ubiquitous comfort zones of Soundclouds and Youtubes. Thus was born You Flexi Thing Volume 1, (This is Shark City), an ocean blue flexi disc designed to cast the net wider.
With their mixture of chaotic charisma, lyrical loopiness and sartorial suss, we decided it was time to ask Matty and the Bullsharks (now in year 12) to explain the delights of their Devil's Dance.
Matty and the Bullsharks who, what and why?
People have talked of the death of guitar music; do you find an
interest in what you're doing from those of a similar age to you? Do
you find it hard to get an interest from younger people, and what has
reaction in general to you been like?
Devil's Dance is available on a 2 track flexi disc (also featuring Deep City) with free download and badge plus optional CDR from 16th April 2016. You can also download it here or from other usual digital stores.