Matt's main creative outlet is Brisbane based rock band - Young Lions.
Forming in 2011, Young Lions has enjoyed successful independent shows across Australia since the release of their debut album 'BURN' in October of 2013. Even for their first release, Young Lions hit the ground running; releasing the album on Australia’s largest independent record label ‘Shock Records’ and selling out their album launch after only playing a handful of shows in Brisbane and the East Coast.
Supporting the release was a stunning film clip for the lead single “Before the Storm” and a successful national headline tour, the following year saw the band support international acts on Australia wide tours with Silverstein and The Almost and be part of incredibly successful Home Grown tours with Dream on Dreamer and Short Stack, amongst sustainable headline touring of their own.
In between the touring schedule that year the band finished off the preparation for their second LP 'Blue Isla' only a year after realising their now critically acclaimed debut. Born from their relentless touring on home soil and their desire to prove themselves as a strong independent band - the funding to record ’Blue Isla’ came entirely from a crowd sourced Kickstarter campaign, with fan’s eager to hear how the band was going to follow up their first release.
Released in January of 2015, the 'Blue Isla' album tour was another step up for the group which saw sold out shows across the continent and a loyal fanbase ever multiplying. Accompanied with the film clips for their lead singles “When Will We Be Free” and “Tearing up Apart” - the band produced a much more musically and lyrically mature album. Reflecting this growth was iTunes charting sales and praise from industry professionals - leading to another successful year of touring and writing.
Ever hungry to produce and create more music Young Lions then completed the third full length in January 2016 which is where they find themselves now... ready and waiting to show the world what they are missing out on.