Little Matador is certainly a side task of Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly. Produced in 2012 throughout a Snow Patrol hiatus, Connolly acted on the longtime wish to entrance his own task, a heavier, dirtier, even more hard rock-oriented action. From his hometown of Belfast, he recruited drummer Paul “Binzer” Brennan and bassist Gavin Fox, whose collective resumes include stints using the Structures and Idlewild, amongst others. The music group also contains American guitarist Troy Stewart in the music group Tired Pony and longtime friend and previous pre-Snow Patrol bandmate Dave Magee, who also has electric guitar for Irish music group LaFaro. Using a backlog of music created and a hand-picked music group of veteran players, Connolly and close friends inserted London’s Metropolis Studios with manufacturer Sam Bell in 2013 and documented the 11 high-energy, fuzzed-out rock and roll tunes that could consist of their self-titled debut. Before the record’s Apr 2014 release, Small Matador hit the street playing various little club dates aswell as larger celebration dates with rings like Nine Inches Fingernails and Queens from the Stone Age.