MATHÂ (FKA Maddi and The Hoopers) featuresÂ Maddi McDonald, joined by brothers,Â Clay Hooper, Dylan HooperÂ andÂ Sam Hooper.Â The band came together in 2018 and have been playing gigs at local venues around Rockhampton and beyond ever since. Now, MATH are bringing the fun withÂ theirÂ second catchy single,Â Break My Heart.
The song was recorded at various studios across theÂ Gold Coast. The drums were tracked atÂ Qsound, the keys at guest artistÂ Ian Peresâ€™Â homeÂ studio, and the bass, guitar and vocals atÂ Luke Palmerâ€™sÂ home studio. Luke Palmer also didÂ all of the recording, mixing, mastering and production.
“It was during a song writing session we decided we needed a fun, upbeat song to add to our repertoire.Â We knew we wanted a feel good, wham bam song that had TheÂ Wombats and Paramore feel good vibes too it”.
The bouncy trackÂ formed from a sped upÂ chord progression that Clay hadÂ originallyÂ written for aÂ slower song. He paired it with hummedÂ chorus melody, and from then on,Â everything seemed to flow and come together really well. Maddi actually wrote the lyricsÂ on the back of a receipt while working a retail job and got it done prettyÂ quickly.Â
MATH all grew up heavily involved in music – Maddi with a background in music and performing arts and the Hooper brothers playing together as a band growing up. After supportingÂ Tia GostelowÂ at the Yeppoon show on her 2019 AustralianÂ ‘Thick Skin‘Â tour, the band have kicked many other goals. This has includedÂ additions to festival lineups, such atÂ the Village Festival, opening for iconic Aussie rockersÂ Thirsty Merc, and performing as a part of the pre-game entertainment at theÂ NRL semi-finalsÂ in 2021.
MATH will be also be playing at the 10th Anniversary of theÂ Capricorn Food & Wine FestivalÂ atÂ RockhamptonÂ opening for local legendsÂ Busby MarouÂ on September 23rd which is turning out to be an incredible day of live music – we can’t wait to see you there!
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With thanks to Footstomp Music