Published on April 28th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Winnetka Bowling League’s Matthew Koma On The New “Kangaroo” Single & More

Led by songwriter/producer Matthew Koma, Winnetka Bowling League is a Los Angeles-based band signed to RCA Records. Winnetka Bowling League’s debut EP Cloudy With A Chance Of Sun is already out, whereas the latest single by the group — which also includes keyboardist Sam Beresford, bassist and vocalist Sage Nicole and drummer Kris Mazzarissi — “Kangaroo” came out earlier this month. “Kangaroo” followed on the heels of the “CVS” single, which had a music video featuring cameos by Koma’s wife Hilary Duff and friend Christopher Mintz-Plasse (a.k.a. McLovin from Superbad).

If the “Matthew Koma” name sounds especially familiar, it’s because the guy has been collaborating with top-tier artists for many years. His credits as a songwriter, producer and contributing musician include Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Alesso, Tiësto, Carly Rae Jepsen and the Far East Movement. All the while he has had a healthy solo career going since first signing with Interscope Records — Jimmy Iovine had pushed for his signing — in the early 2010s.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew Koma by phone on April 27, 2020, as embedded below for your listening pleasure. More on Koma can be found online at, while Winnetka Bowling League keeps an official Internet home at

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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