Matty Mullins

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Matty Mullins
Memphis May Fire With Full Force 2014 07.jpg
Matty Mullins in 2014
Background information
Born (1988-07-03) July 3, 1988 (age 30)
OriginSpokane, Washington
GenresPost-hardcore, metalcore, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active2008–present
LabelsRise, BEC
Associated actsMemphis May Fire

Matty Mullins (born July 3, 1988) is an American rock musician. He is the lead vocalist of Dallas-based metalcore band Memphis May Fire.

Life and career[edit]

Matty Mullins was born on July 3, 1988 in Spokane, Washington. His father was a pastor.[1][2] He grew up in a Conservative Christian family and was only allowed to attend to the concerts of Christian rock bands.[3] Mullins graduated at Shadle Park High School. At the age of 18, he married Brittany Mullins.[4] He is living in Nashville, TN.[1]

Before joining Memphis May Fire through an open audition in 2008 Mullins played in several local music groups in Spokane.[5] He worked on the Between the Lies EP and the albums Sleepwalking, The Hollow, Challenger, Unconditional, and "This Light I Hold".

He is featured as guest vocalist for several acts like Woe, Is Me, Hands Like Houses, Sleeping with Sirens, For Today, Spoken, and Yellowcard.[6][7][8] In 2013 it was announced that Mullins started a solo project.[9] His solo album was scheduled for release on September 23, 2014 via Rise Records.[10][11] It debuted at 66 on the Billboard 200 charts in the US the week of October 11, 2014.[12]

During one of Memphis May Fire's shows on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, Mullins commented on the way some of the girls in the crowd were dressed, calling them "slutty", drawing criticism from The Amity Affliction vocalist Joel Birch.[13] Mullins later apologized and stated that his intentions were good—attempting to remind the young women to respect themselves—but his words were poorly chosen.[14]

Musical influences[edit]

He stated being influenced by bands like Every Time I Die, Architects, Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria.[15]

Mullins is the main songwriter for Memphis May Fire. His lyrics often deal with personal experiences, both as a person and a musician, and his religious beliefs.

Mullins wrote "Prove Me Right" about the band's former label, Trustkill Records, and is a critique on the younger music industry.[16]

Discography[edit]

Memphis May Fire[edit]

EPs

Studio albums

Solo[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wesley Bauman: disarraymagazine.com: Exclusive Interview with Memphis May Fire
  2. ^ Mullins, Matty (September 9, 2015). "#120 Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire". Interviewed by Matt Carter, Toby Morrell and Joey Sveenson. The BadChristian Podcast. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Chris Epting: AOL Noisecreep: Memphis May Fire Frontman Says He Was Only Allowed to See Christian Rock Bands Growing Up
  4. ^ Emma: everythingrock.co.uk: Interview with Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire
  5. ^ Alison Kopki: The Aquarian: Interview with Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire: Version 2.0
  6. ^ Allmusic: Musiker-Profil: Matty Mullins
  7. ^ Allmusic: Rescuer – With Time Comes the Comfort: Credits
  8. ^ Rock Sound: Sleeping with Sirens announce details of third album "Feel"
  9. ^ cfmx: Reprise Press: Matty Mullins To Start Solo Project Archived July 3, 2013, at Archive.is
  10. ^ Jason Tate: AbsolutePunk: Matty Mullins to Release Solo Album in September
  11. ^ Matt Crane: Alternative Press: Matty Mullins announces solo album, releases first single
  12. ^ Charts
  13. ^ The PRP: The Amity Affliction Vocalist Calls Out Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins At ‘Vans Warped Tour’
  14. ^ Alternative Press: Matty Mullins on his Warped Tour 2013 remarks: "I chose the wrong words"
  15. ^ Carlos Ramirez: AOL Noisecreep: 5 Acts You Can't Miss at Warped Tour by Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins
  16. ^ Ken: highwiredaze.com: Memphis May Fire: Confronting The Challenger
  17. ^ "Unstoppable by Matty Mullins on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved April 21, 2017.