With a slice of indie influence layered with bouncy synth pop and topped with catchy choruses-and you’ve got the crafty recipe of the energetic music made by New York City’s own Knifekick. A solo project headed by Matt Gorny, Knifekick has got the infectious pop hooks of Matt & Kim yet captures the remix sensibilities of LCD Soundsystem, creating a delightful combination of upbeat melodies and contagious beats that will make your head bob and feet kick. Knifekick is ready to break out from the local scene with its debut release, This Could Be Forever, on Positively Human / Peace Bisquit where Matt reveals his knack for creating electrifying music that’s seamlessly easy to both dance and sing along to. This Could Be Forever is an ambitious solo endeavor by Matt, who has released work on several EPs with a previous group. On his own, Matt is an award-winning songwriter and has garnered musical accolades in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The Billboard Song Contest, placing in both the electronic and pop categories. Matt’s music has also showed commercial success in several TV shows and indie films. His work has been featured as a theme to the reality TV show, The Arrangement and most recently his music has appeared in an episode of Mike and Molly with a song that Matt co-wrote. Matt has also written songs for the critically acclaimed documentary, Florent: Queen of the Meat Market, which showed in the New York Food Film Festival. It’s hard to believe that with all this buzz and industry praise, Matt cannot exactly recall when he decided to pursue a career in music. Originally born in Poznan, Poland and growing up in New York, all Matt can remember is that he just wanted to play his own music: “I’m not sure when I decided that I wanted to be a musician. It just gave me such an unbelievable kick to come up with a melody on my own and then play it. I just wanted to keep getting that hit, like the drug that music is.” Matt has manifested this “kick” into his solo project, Knifekick, and teamed up with Count De Money (Multitalented UK-based siblings Julien and Raphael Aletti) and Bill Coleman of Brooklyn-based Peace Bisquit to produce the record from its early stages. With the help of a stellar production team that helped mix and nurture these songs in its demo days, the release of Knifekick’s This Could Be Forever demonstrates a lively musical style and lyrical fervor all its own.