Electronic, Hip Hop
Alice Springs, NT
Perth emcee/producer/singer/song psychologist Mathas is a thoughtful and skilled lyricist whose recent tracks have really impressed. He is the winner of our Southbound competition and will be opening The Sunny Stage of the festival on Saturday, January 4.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I’ve been performing and putting out music in Perth for over 10 years now. I suppose I've gradually been shaped into a begrudgingly optimistic pisstaker of world events, the Australian political climate and dietary habits. I guess I just say it as I see it.
You’re the winner of our Southbound competition and will be playing the fest in Busselton, WA on Saturday 4th Jan. What can the crowd at Southbound expect from the Mathas live show?
I’ll be playing out of a briefcase with a giant button attached to it, with some decorative props and a signature onstage goofballishness.
What are you most looking forward to about the festival?
It's been many years since I've played at a festival and also a long time since I last went to Southbound (2010) ... So getting to perform is highly important. I gotta tell you though, I'm pretty partial to the ol’ campers chai tent.
What are your plans for Mathas in 2014?
I’ll be putting out my sophomore album Armwrestling Atlas in the first half of 2014. That’s pretty much all I can think about at the moment... just get the frikkin album done.
If you had to make one new years resolution, what would it be?
Get the album done... it's been 4 years since the last one.
Australian music is…?
Far more important than buying a house.View Profile Hide Interview