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The Official Matinee World Cup EP

Matinee bands celebrate the 2018 World Cup with five exclusive soccer-themed anthems to soundtrack the 21st international tournament this summer. Australian stars Last Leaves kick things off with the splendid guitar pop classic Golden Days To Come with its call and response chorus, trumpets, and a choir of fanatics to cheer on the Socceroos. Swedish band Red Sleeping Beauty makes its Matinee debut with the glorious electric pop hit Dressed In Yellow And Blue featuring an infectious chorus about one life-changing goal in the summertime. Spanish duo The Royal Landscaping Society shows its support for La Furia Roja with the absolutely mesmerizing track 2010 recalling Spain’s World Cup championship earlier this decade. English legends The Popguns deliver in spades with Red White And Blue posing the question “is it so unimaginable thinking we could win?” and using brilliant harmonies, furious guitars, cheering crowds, and handclaps to advance the English side to the next round. Finally, Brazilian popstars Pale Sunday break a six-year silence with the ace fuzz pop song Dirt Pitch Superstars in honour of their team’s campaign for an unprecedented sixth World Cup victory. An essential release for Matinee and soccer enthusiasts alike, The Official Matinee World Cup EP is a fun diversion from the games and a guaranteed score for summertime playlists.

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