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  • Audio CD (8 Oct. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B000UYC0OK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Jack Penate - Matinee - Cd

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It’s a bit of a surprise after such an exaggerated run (we’re talking Ministry of Silly Walks standard) of arresting releases, not to mention the wired, enthused judders of his live shows, that chipper songwriter Jack Penate’s debut album is so very reclined. We’re not really saying things are mellow, not much, because Matinee does keep its head above water. But the wholesome Housemartins by Graham Coxon ska-dunked pop giddiness of singles "Second, Minute or Hour" and the fabulous "Spit at Stars", both included here doing something positive with The Libertines’ legacy, are the exception rather than the rule. More typically we’re looking at tunes like "We Will Be Here" (see The Kooks), "Have I Been a Fool?" (Kate Nash) and "Got My Favourite" (unnervingly summery Britpop mascots Dodgy), which explore lonelier themes and are housed in safer musical environments, reverb-soaked strumming and melancholy the order of the day. But then at either far end of the scale we have "Torn on the Platform" tearing up the downhearted foundation with rebellious abandon, covering his full range in the process, and "My Yvonne", a dainty and beautifully introverted four minutes. So it is at least true that he doesn’t much stand still--he covers most bases available to him and he covers them confidently. Given time he might even graduate from the matinee slot. --James Berry

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There are many key ingredients to having a successful debut album, and on Matinee Jack Penate seems to have included all the best ones.

Through his distinctive voice, with it's regular forays into the falcetto and London twang, and the fast-paced jangly guitars, Penate definitely creates his own sound and makes his songs instantly recognisable. Whilst some might prefer lyrics to be more abstract, Jack's words are more than a little Dylan-esque in their starkness and clarity, if not necessarily in their complexity, particularly when he is busy being observational.

And with a distinctive voice and good lyrics, what more do you need? Well of course, no debut album can truly be a success without great songs. And it is here that Jack Penate really excells. My favourites are the 4, 5, 6 sequence. Torn on the Platform, probably the stand out track and clear choice for first hit single, shows a love for home that anyone can identify with. Next comes Learning Lines, which I first heard when I saw him play in a pub on Pentonville Road two years ago. Learning Lines (particularly in the 'secret' version which comes after the end of the album) is a very distinctive song, especially when placed here amongst the jingle-jangle of most of the rest of the album, and the vocal is brilliant. Probably my favourite song is Run For Your Life which gives us, through an infectious beat and bouncy chorus, a little taste of Jack's views on the more violent aspects of human nature!

All in all, this is an excellent debut, and perhaps the final key ingredient - and one that ensures success - is that it is really enjoyable to listen to. The songs can bounce along in the background or be listened to up close. They are great lound and quiet, and they inevitably bring a smile to my face.

One thing that becomes fairly clear as you listen to this is that Jack Penate has a very bright future ahead of him.
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This is quite possibly the best album I have heard in quite a few months. Reminiscent of The Hoosiers album, Jack Penate (pronounced `Pen at ay' and not `pen eight' as some of my esteemed friends seem to think, has produced an album of informative, insightful and memorable songs.

Some of the album sounds all too familiar with influences ranging from all of the latest indie rockers (The Kooks, The Feeling, The Zutons etc.), but the song writing talent cannot be taken away from this wholly creative, inspired young man. "We Will Be Here", "Second Minute or Hour" and "Torn on the Platform" are outstanding tracks.

This is one you will play and play again and the more you do, the more you will excel yourself with words worthy of any intellectual convincing yourself how much you love it.

The rockin' beats of "Made of Codes" completes a substantive list to make this a distinctive sound, just about every track has a uniqueness (as in the haunting "My Yvonne") that's well thought out and brought together. This isn't a rushed album; it's a well planned artistic experience that any deserving indie fan should have.

I hope Jack grows and grows, as he truly deserves to. Years from now, you will still be playing Jack Penate's Matinee.
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By Brit Boy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 May 2015
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Until a recent rediscovery, I had completely forgotten just how good Jack Peñate's 2007 debut album is, if you enjoy the sound of catchy and well-played indie rock music, as well as an engaging, distinctive voice, which his sounds unmistakably British (with a strong London Twang) you should buy yourself 'Matinée'. It was produced by Jim Abbiss, who is probably best-known for his work with the early Arctic Monkeys.

This album was a sign of good things to come, an accomplished debut with good songs, intelligent lyrics, vocals and guitar. Highlights include the happy opener 'Spit at Stars', the dancy, Housemartins-ish top ten hit 'Torn on the Platform', upbeat 'Run for Your Life', 'Learning Lines', and the seriously good love song 'We Will Be Here'. It's all so instantly loveable!

One question though, what's Jack doing with his music these days? His second album 'Everything Is New' remains his most recent, and that was released almost six years ago, I hope it wasn't his last.

Trivia: The song 'My Yvonne' features background vocals from an then unknown singer called Adele.
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By Chloe on 12 April 2013
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Described as mainly quirky and hummably poptastic skiffle-pop, this album is great and pleasant surprise for any critics who tried to pre guess or assume what this album would contain.

A personally favourite of mine is "My Yvonne" (which features a guest vocal from the fantastic Adele, who herself went on to later smash through 2008, gaining more media attention then I think she deserved, but thats a different story entirely) - anyway, beautiful vocals from both.

Amazing summer album, I have personally found it to be timeless.
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This is quite possibly the best album I have heard in quite a few months. Reminiscent of The Hoosiers album, Jack Penate (pronounced `Pen at ay' and not `pen eight' as some of my esteemed friends seem to think, has produced an album of informative, insightful and memorable songs.

Some of the album sounds all too familiar with influences ranging from all of the latest indie rockers (The Kooks, The Feeling, The Zutons etc.), but the song writing talent cannot be taken away from this wholly creative, inspired young man. "We Will Be Here", "Second Minute or Hour" and "Torn on the Platform" are outstanding tracks.

This is one you will play and play again and the more you do, the more you will excel yourself with words worthy of any intellectual convincing yourself how much you love it.

The rockin' beats of "Made of Codes" completes a substantive list to make this a distinctive sound, just about every track has a uniqueness (as in the haunting "My Yvonne") that's well thought out and brought together. This isn't a rushed album; it's a well planned artistic experience that any deserving indie fan should have.

I hope Jack grows and grows, as he truly deserves to. Years from now, you will still be playing Jack Penate's Matinee.
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