MATIJA

Music / Indie, Pop / Germany

The four lads of Matija started out almost ten years ago while at high school in Munich. Still named The Capitols at the time, they played sold-out club shows almost from the get-go. Thanks to their catchy, original style, their dreamy indie rock that incorporates recorders and electronic nuances caught the attention of Hamburg producer Johann Scheerer. After signing with his label Clouds Hill, 2017 saw the release of their debut Are We an Electric Generation Falling Apart?, a lushly produced collection of irresistible earworms such as “White Socks” and the heart-rending ballad “Justify Your Love”. Within no time at all, Matija were in the spotlight, hailed by German music blogs as well as actor and TV presenter Joko Winterscheidt, playing gigs at Munich’s Oben Ohne Open Air and of course also at the Reeperbahn Festival. This year the former school band will grace us with its presence again in St. Pauli, with new material such as the slacker anthem “absolutelynothing(today)”.