- 15 Mar 21
Tipped at the start of the year by Hot Press as one of our outstanding Hot for 2021 acts, the Belfast power trio are proving as good as their word – and indeed ours! – by storming to the top of the iTunes rock charts after a powerful Late Late Show appearance on Friday night.
Following their remarkable Late Late Show debut on Friday, Dea Matrona soared to No.1 on both the Irish and UK iTunes Rock Chart, with their latest single, 'Make You My Star'. Three days later, the band have held onto their position at the top of the Irish chart, and are currently at No.2 on the UK chart – with Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' just ahead.
Hailing from Belfast, rock trio Dea Matrona have captured the hearts of audiences across Ireland and beyond with their hard-hitting sound and infectious enthusiasm. As well as finding viral success with their Fleetwood Mac covers, they've released a string of acclaimed original tracks – including their latest single, 'Make You My Star'.
The track was mastered by the legendary Jon Astley (The Who), and produced by the band themselves – made up of siblings Mollie and Mamie McGinn, and their lifelong friend Orlaith Forsythe.
"The reaction to “Make You My Star” has been incredible," Orlaith tells Hot Press. "We released it last July and we never expected it to go to number 1, especially ahead of some of our heroes, Guns N' Roses and Queen. We’re really grateful to have had the opportunity to head down to Dublin and play on The Late Late Show, we are still buzzin'!"
"Everyone I know was messaging me after the performance, it was so surreal!" adds Mollie. "The Late Late Show is the biggest thing we’ve done to date and to see ourselves being number 1 on the iTunes Rock charts the day after was just the icing on the cake. We couldn’t believe it!"
As well as being tipped as one of our 'Hot For 2021' Irish Acts, last year, the band contributed to Hot Press's Rave On Van Morrison celebrations – performing a remarkable rendition of 'Gloria'.
Watch Dea Matrona perform 'Make You My Star' on The Late Late Show below:
Revisit Dea Matrona's recent interview with Pat Carty for the Hot Press 'Hot For 2021' Special Issue here.