SNOW PATROL guitarist Nathan Connolly is bringing his new band Little Matador to the Róisín Dubh this Tuesday at 8pm.
Little Matador is Connolly’s side project to allow him to explore the harder-rocking, tougher, side of his playing.
“The guys in Patrol were hugely supportive,” he says. “Every musician wants more opportunities to create something different. Little Matador is about trusting your instincts and having the confidence to act upon your convictions. People might have perceptions of who I am, based on what they know about Patrol, but this is the first time people will hear exactly where I’m coming from.”
Little Matador’s self-titled debut album, set for release by Fiction Records in coming weeks, promises to marry aggression, melody, and muscle.
“I’ve always wanted to do my own record,” says Connolly. “I wanted to make a record with bite and conviction, swagger and integrity, a fresh, gritty, honest, modern rock album. And Little Matador is that record. It’s me out in the open, raw and exposed.”
Connolly cites his inspirations as Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Clash, Pixies, Nirvana, The Kills, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Admission is free.