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July 2016 saw Mole release his highly anticipated sophomore album “Run”. The album reached the No. 1 position on iTunes South Africa and the album’s first single, “Run” achieved Gold Status within 3 months of release. The album “Run” was also nominated for Best Pop Album, Best Produced Album and Record of the Year at SAMA 23. “Run” sees Mole take a different turn from his debut offering, "The Home We Built". This change is evident not only from a sonic and lyrical perspective but also aesthetically.
“My songs are inspired by my family, the people that I love. They are a firm base of support and grounding. My Dad told me about a dream that he had where I was running a race. His job was to help me shoot off from the starting blocks. We all have an enormous amount of potential. We need to look to something far bigger than ourselves to give us what it is that we need to walk into that potential and run with it...” shares Matthew Mole on his new album.
Since the release of Run, Matthew Mole has been performing all over the country and also performed at massive festivals like 5FM’s Cape Town Live Loud, 947’s Joburg Day and East Coast Radio’s Durban Day. For the first time ever, Matthew Mole fans can now enjoy ‘Run’ on vinyl available at all good music stores.
In 2012 Matthew Mole won the prestigious Converse “Get out Of the Garage” competition. The accolade rapidly propelled Matthew’s career and led him to a signing with South Africa's leading Independent label, Just Music.
Within a year Matthew Mole achieved the honour of being the 1st South African artist to enter the iTunes SA chart at #1 on the first day of releasing his debut album 'The Home We Built". "The Home We Built" quickly achieved Gold sales status and his single "Take Yours, I'll Take Mine" went Platinum.
Mole received 3 SAMA nominations for his debut album; Male Artist of The Year, Best Pop Album and Best Engineer of The Year (Matthew Fink). Matthew Mole also received an MK Awards nomination in the category for Best New Comer.
Mole's music charted extensively on Top 40 charts across South African radio including the likes of 5FM, 947, KFM, East Coast Radio and PUK FM (just to mention a few). He also landed at the coveted No. 1 position on 5FM’s Top 40 Chart.
Mole has also performed at the prestigious Hammersmith Apollo venue in London where the likes of world renowned musical legends such as David Bowie, Queen and the The Beatles also performed.
Other notable performances include headlining festivals such as Oppikoppi, Rocking The Daisies, 947 Joburg Day, K Day and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert. Matthew Mole has also performed in countries such as Thailand and Russia as well as in the UK and US. Mole also performed at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival as a result of penning 4 songs for the highly successful South African film "Leading Lady".