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Cabaret Voltaire Speared by Apache Mashup!

Mama Matrix tore up the Cabaret Voltaire tent at Aeon Festival this year – check it out!

A massive huge thanks for John Puckey and the CV gang, a wicked time was had by all :) Ask us back next year, we dare ya!

The Beat and Mama Matrix, O2 Academy, May 21st

Mama Matrix to support The Beat at O2 Academy

Ska legends The Beat loved the Mamas so much when they played together in Sheffield last year that they’ve invited Mama Matrix to support them at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on May 21st.

Originally formed in 1978, at the height of socio political upheaval, The Beat’s defiance of conventions and unashamedly multicultural influences rang true with Birmingham’s rebellious youth, and they hit the world’s stages with rock heavyweights The Pretenders, David Bowie and The Clash, notably putting their name to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament before they parted company in 1983, with 5 top ten singles, a gold and silver studio album to their name.

Following a sold out one off concert in 2003, The Beat hit the road again and have been touring ever since. Their 2010 tour takes in venues across the UK, and there sure to be on top form in their home city of Birmingham on May 21st.

New Live Footage from Moseley Folk Festival 2009

Thanks to the wonderful Qwoonsweird for sending in this live footage. To see the rest of Mama Matrix’ set at Moseley Folk Festival 2009, check the Videos page.

Mama Matrix to play Aeon Festival


It’s official! Mama Matrix have been confirmed for the Cabaret Voltaire Stage at this year’s Aeon Festival. The self styled “shoestring boutique” festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Devon’s beautiful Shobrooke Park near Crediton. Over the event’s five year history, organisers have strived to create a “laid back bohemian feel, in the spirit of all the original festivals before commercialism prevailed.” The Cabaret Voltaire Stage, which shares a tent with the bar, promises “world music, funk, jazzy DJs, comics and poets” and invites you to “leave your troubles at the door.” It’s promoters are known for booking acts on the cusp of great things, and they certainly have an eye for talent- their gig with Speech Debelle in Exeter last year just before she won the Mercury Prize is a case in point. Other acts confirmed for Cabaret Voltaire this year include John Fairhurst, Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle and Hong Kong Ping Pong.

Murpheus on Brum v Belfast


Brummie culture blog Digbeth is Good asked Mama Matrix guitarist Joel ‘Murpheus’ Murphy to choose between his home city Belfast, and the city where Mama Matrix was born. Click here to hear what he had to say.

New Mama Matrix EP in the oven!

After their storming performance at Digbeth’s Adam and Eve, Mama Matrix have returned to their kitchen, where they are currently stirring up a spicy music casserole for your delectation. Mmmm…smells good! Mama Matrix will be available for UK and European booking from May 15th onwards, please contact us for more details.

Get out your finest crockery, because the new EP will be launched before you can say,”Tea’s ready!” In the meantime, whet your audial appetite by visiting Mama Matrix on Myspace.

Mama Matrix meet Adam and Eve

Ladies and Gentlemen, this Saturday January 31st, an unprecedented meeting will take place- Adam and Eve will play host to Mama Matrix. The originators of sin, the couple who bit the apple, the waif and the stray from the Garden of Eden, are taking the Mamas to their bosom for a night of feverish Balkan Gypsy hedonism, and it won’t cost you a penny to witness! Free entry from 8pm until 2am, with support from the dangerous Marc Reck and the unpardonable Hidden Half. We look forward to seeing you at The Adam and Eve Public House, Bradford Street, Digbeth. Prepare to be pleasured.