Matthew Mole seems surprisingly unfazed by the success of his debut album. In the singer/songwriter’s native South Africa, “The Home We Built” entered the top of the iTunes chart on its release, making Mole the country’s first artist ever to achieve this feat – leap-frogging the likes of Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke, Michael Buble and The Rolling Stones in the process. That the 21 year old took up song-writing for fun just four years ago makes his achievement all the more remarkable.
“The Home We Built” sometimes has shades of Mumford & Sons and Matthew admits he probably took the idea of playing live with a kick drum from them. But his main influences were more obscure.
A&R Worldwide feature & artist of the week
iTunes best of 2013 Editors’ Choice: ‘Album of the Year’.
Voted for and featured in ‘Record Of The Day’.
Performed at V-Rox Festival Vladivostok, Russia
Supported Bastille on their Johannesburg show in South Africa
‘Best Newcomer’ nomination – MK Awards
His ‘Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine’ video has reached 74 000+ views in 2 months
Deluxe album went to No. 1 on iTunes
‘Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine was a Top 5 single
Picked up 3 SAMA nominations in 2014
Performed at a international concert in Thailand
Attended and Show-cased at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles in April 2014.