The Bowery Presents South & Zero Mile Presents
Mattiel at Terminal West
April 6th, 2018 || 18+
8pm Doors || 9pm Show
An ad designer, illustrator, and set builder, Mattiel enjoys testing her strength in new and unknown territories.
She was born an only child in Georgia and grew up working on her mother’s farm. This rural, isolated space
gave her room to grow and experiment with a wide range of interests. As an adolescent, she found refuge in
her mother’s limited record collection, which included several albums by Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and
After moving to Atlanta, Mattiel developed a palette for more diverse musical interests. She developed her
vocal style over the course of several years – often alone in her car on long drives to work. She ventured into
songwriting after meeting Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley in 2014. Mattiel took what she knew about
constructing visual design and applied that methodology to writing music.
As the group began producing more material, a full length album was written and recorded in a span of nine
months (not unlike the gestation period of a human baby.) Their process was simple: Michael and Swilley
supplied instrumental compositions and handed them over to Mattiel for lyrical content and melodies. Her
influences include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers
and Jack White among many others.