This is the website for all things Matt Howden, Mighty Sieben, and Redroom Records… and original music.
Sieben is the one-man, violin-looping work of Matt Howden. He beats, plucks, tickles and layers voice and violin. MJR Festival in Lithuania recently gave this rather nice description, saying Sieben is “bringing us driving rhythms, vocals as intense visions and charming landscapes, loop by loop building a shining starway over the Abyss, to our dreams.”
Under his own name Howden releases instrumental works of varied styles; as 7JK, electronica meets violin and vocals; with rasp, looped cello and violin combine seemlessly, mixing ambience, mood, and just a little drive.
On this site, you’ll find Matt’s blog; concerts; discography; and the Redroom SHOP. Here you can order all available Redroom products and delights, all handled by Matt personally, so just ask if you’d like anything signing or dedicating.
The Sieben live show:
These videos don’t do it justice, but give you a pale, rough flavour of what to expect… Sieben plays Ogham The Sun in Utrecht (Youtube), or Sieben plays Sleep, Clara Bow, in Moscow (Youtube). Redroom Youtube channel, MHSieben is here.
rasp; Matt Howden & Jo Quail’s new project:
See how rasp made an album in two days, from start to finish in this engaging documentary made by talented young film maker Chris Ogden, here. Chris also made the first rasp music video, for the song Dark Blue. From Radiate Power Words, rasp‘s debut album.
7JK: Sieben meets Job Karma
7JK is the project of Matt Howden, and Maciek Frett and Aurel Pisarzewski from the Polish electronic band Job Karma. The debut album of this project, Anthems Flesh came out in 2013, gaining some really good reviews and appreciative audiences. You can find the 7JK Homepage, here.
Purchasing Redroom digital music online:
As well as all the online retailers, where you can find Sieben, Matt Howden, rasp and 7JK, we also have our own digital outlet. These are better for the artist as they see more of the money from each purchase:
Listening to Redroom music online:
Both the bane of the modern musician’s life, and heart-warmingly incredible to be able to interact with the people who love and support music; alternative and fiercely independent music. Matt Howden Twitter, here. Matt Howden Facebook Page, here. Sieben Facebook Page, here. Rasp Facebook Page, here. 7JK Facebook Page, here.
Artists I make music with:
Job Karma (PL), here.
Jo Quail (UK), here.
Rophonic (UK), here.
Faun (DE), here.
Naevus (UK), here.
Artists to also adore:
Curtis Eller’s American Circus (US), here.
Pharoah Overlord (NO), here.
Kate Bush (UK), here.
Sage Francis (US), here.
Die Antwoord, (SA), here.
Roma Amor (IT), here.
Richard Herring (comedian), here.
Stewart Lee (comedian), here.
Thomas Truax (US), here.
Festivals and Promoters:
WGT, Leipzig, Germany, here.
MJR, Lithuania, here.
DBE, Romania, here.
NCN, Germany, here.
Entremuralhas, Portugal, here.
Darkland Fire, Estonia, here.
The Big Boulder, Sheffield, England, here.
Laughing Dog Music live booking agency (UK), here.
Official Music Distributors of Redroom Records:
Tesco (DE), here.
Dark Vinyl (DE), here.
Labels and Music Distributors:
Strange Famous (US), here.
Radio / DJs:
Antena 3 (PT), here.
Nuno Calado (PT), here.
Bob Rusche NL), X-Rated here.
Concertzender (NL), here.
DJ Nederfolk (NL), here.
DH De’Ath (UK), here.
Phantom Circuit (UK), here.
Specs (UK), here.
João Paulo Simões, here.
Chris Ogden, contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Club 60 Recording Studio, Sheffield.
Cafe 9, Sheffield, here.
The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, here.
Red Tape Central, Music Training providers, here.