Macatier is Dan Dudek-Brown, a DIY indie-punk musician based in Bristol, UK, who has played alongside Saves the Day, Brand New, The Xcerts and Jim Lockey. Influenced by The Gaslight Anthem, Jamie T and the White Stripes, he started writing music in 2012. Through combining a unique hybrid of acoustic guitar, punk rock and indie, Macatier has self-released four EPs, generated thousands of online streams and played over 100 shows.

2012 saw the release of his debut EP “A Year From Now”, with his follow-up “The Outside World” coming shortly after in 2013. The following year saw the release of Macatier’s third EP “This Boat is Definitely Sinking”, which was released to positive reviews. In 2017, the “Epilepsy” EP hit the music scene and garnered even more acclaim. Macatier is back with his debut full-length album “Native Noise” which will be released on Spotify and Apple Music on 31 July 2020. He has recently released the lead single “Lacerations” which is now available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Music.

Having only recently finding out about this incredible musician I was looking forward to hearing the new single. I didn’t know what to expect really but let’s put it this way this single did not disappoint, and I instantly loved what I was hearing.

This single will grab your attention within seconds with it’s catchy and unique sound, the vocals are brilliant and for me makes this single a memorable classic indie track. You are transported to another level from the opening verses with the incorporation of strings and vocals. I love the sound and upbeat feel you get when you listen to this single and I feel it would be a great single to hear being played live and would defiantly get any crowd dancing around.

The album was recorded and produced by Dan in lockdown which I can imagine was not an easy task but Dan has done an incredible job of making a brilliant album and a single that is catchy single which for me really stands out from the other tracks on the album.

A great treat for the ears, I look forward to hearing more music from in the future.

9/10

By Ollie Cooper

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