The band formed in 2014 and is made up of four talented young men, with Paul Majdzadeh-Ameli (drums and backing vocals), Tobias Kobl (bass guitar and backing vocals), Bernhard Melchart (lead guitar and backing vocals) and Mwita Mataro (rhythm guitar and the lead vocals). Known by many as a bunch of romantic rebels in matching button-up shirts, all four of the members of At Pavillon hail from Vienna and have incredible chemistry, on and off stage.
Inspired by diaspora-artists who have faced socio-political issues based on their social, ethnical, cultural or migrational backgrounds, At Pavillon draw influences from Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, and M.I.A as they admire public figures who stand up for causes bigger than themselves.
The addictive energy At Pavillon exudes can be compared to notable acts like The Kooks and Two Door Cinema Club, while the band’s sound can be help up alongside firm indie-rock heavyweights Cage The Elephant and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Although drawing from classic indie-rock sounds, At Pavillon has a unique sound created by a combination of Mwita Mataro’s signature vocals, inspiration from the pop and funk genres and the entire band’s tight energy that they bring to all their tracks.
At Pavillon manages to create uplifting indie-rock music that delivers a powerful and concise message, driving a call to action from political leaders and listeners alike.
At Pavillon say about the album, “It is a call up to believe in ourselves again. We define ourselves predominantly through differences and we forget about the universal faith in mankind. Our faith can move mountains, but only if we build bridges instead of walls. What is the “right” belief? Who is to say what’s right or wrong? Our debut album “Believe Us” deals with such questions”. The band complements, “It’s an album that motivates people to be who they are and want to be. An album for optimists, believers, dreamers – an album with the aim to keep hope alive.”