SAFER is the new band from Mattie Safer, bass player and singer for The Rapture and Poolside. With SAFER, we see Mattie returning to the sound he's perhaps best known for – his energetic, driving basslines and distinctive vocal were a bedrock of The Rapture's first two albums – while incorporating a powerful, soulful vocal delivery and a well honed pop sensibility that reflects his growth over the past decade.
“Otis Redding-style soul meets warped New York alt-disco…” -Clash Magazine
“Disco-punk’s not dead… 'Good Things' seethes with the same manic and dance-floor directed energy that permeated much of The Rapture’s best-known work. With a deep disco groove and post-punk guitars, the song brings backs those 2002 vibes with a new energy, recalling David Byrne and Talking Heads in the controlled chaos.” -Flood Magazine
“[Countercultural Savior is] a groovy number that perfectly balances on the line of dance-rock and NYC punk, creating something that feels like a mix between LCD Soundsystem and The Strokes.” -We All Want Someone To Shout For