- 08 Aug 22
'So Damn Dangerous' is the Belfast duo's second release of 2022, with 'Glory, Glory (I Am Free)' receiving an excellent reception in February of this year.
Belfast-born duo Dea Matrona have released their electric new track 'So Damn Dangerous', the pair's second single of 2022.
Having just announced their support slot for Kris Barras Band across the UK in January and February 2023, after months touring Europe playing festivals such as Rock Werchter and Retro C Trop and supporting The Black Eyed Peas and Eagles of Death Metal, the rising rock duo are in an excellent place for releasing new music. Recently, the Belfast prodigies stopped off in Dublin for a gig at Aloft Hotel, which you can read about here.
'So Damn Dangerous' is a perfect sleepy country-rock track. Electric riffs mimic those of 'I Love Rock 'N Roll', with silky-smooth vocals decorating the grungy undertones perfectly. Catchy melodies and lyrics in tow, this '80s reminiscent track shows a sexier, mature side to the rock outfit. Highlighting the duo's influences (HAIM, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell), this track would make a perfect addition to your after-party playlist.
According to Dea Matrona, this latest release is about "wanting something that you know isn’t good for you, but taking the risk anyway." Speaking about the track's creation, the duo said: "We wrote 'So Damn Dangerous' last summer and I remember playing it in the room together for the first time and just looking at each other like 'hey, this is catchy'... We road tested this song on tour for the past few months and we loved playing it every night, it felt right to put it out into the world."
School friends Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe make up Dea Matrona - the name meaning "divine mother goddess" in celtic mythology. The pair grew up busking to their favourite rock anthems on the streets of Belfast - covering tracks like Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' and Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Homeward Bound'.
Since the release of their debut EP Away from the Tide in 201, the duo have racked up almost 9,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, with their single 'Stamp on It' receiving over 100,000 streams. Gaining major traction from their debut EP, even the interruption of the pandemic couldn't hold this duo back. Back to their roots, busking on the streets of Belfast, the pair garnered millions of views for their live YouTube performances of classic tracks, being subsequently voted 'Most Promising Act' in the Hot Press 2021 Readers Poll, and starring on the Late Late Show, on RTÉ in March of last year.
With this much power coming from their music already, Hot Press are excited to see what comes next for these two.
Listen to 'So Damn Dangerous' below.