This is the website for all things Matt Howden, Mighty Sieben, and Redroom Records… fiercely independent music. So independent you may not have noticed us. We take that as a badge of honour.
Live, Sieben is a one-man rawchestra, looping a layering a heady mix of sounds. Always hypnotic. Previously much more floaty, but all that’s changing. More recently, its all got a bit turbo-charged. “Matt Howden has had enough; somebody’s punk roots are showing on ‘Crumbs’ as these songs get right to the point and then move on”. (Peter Marks, Santa Sangre magazine. Here’s the press release for the Sieben album Crumbs:
You want some? You want crumbs from the rich man’s table? You want dark overlords messing with world morality, or a furious, satirical, tweed-clad anti-hero? Welcome to Sieben’s new album, crumbs. Welcome to gothpunktronic. Elegant, up-beat and angry. A crafted manifesto of horror and verbal burlesque.
Sieben’s latest offering, Kickstart The Empire! vinyl, and extended digital release sees the light of day on the 27th of June 2019. Extended digital exclusively from Sieben bandcamp. Listen and pre-order now!
And the press release for Kickstart firmly holds its tongue in its cheek:
Come on, let’s kick-start an Empire, you and I! We all need a good plunder now and then. ‘Now’ is a disaster. We want to reinstate ‘then’. People knew their place, and irony hadn’t yet been invented.
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:
Try this video for a flavour of what to expect with the Sieben live show:
7JK is the project of Matt Howden, and Maciek Frett from the Polish electronic band Job Karma. Their second album Ride The Solar Tide came out last year and people blinked and missed it, but its still a fab album. Available in the shop, and 7JK Bandcamp.
Purchasing Redroom digital music online:
You can full-listen to tracks on bandcamp. Simply follow the links above for that. There’s also Sieben on Spotify, here.
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. Sieben Facebook Page, here.
Artists I make music with:
Job Karma (PL), here.
Jo Quail (UK), here.
Rophonic (UK), here.
Naevus (UK), here.
Winston Macabre(UK), here
Artists to also adore:
Martin F Bedford, here.
Curtis Eller’s American Circus (US), here.
Pharoah Overlord (NO), here.
Kate Bush (UK), here.
Sage Francis (US), here.
Die Antwoord, (SA), here.
Richard Herring (comedian), here.
Stewart Lee (comedian), here.
Thomas Truax (US), here.
Official Music Distributors of Redroom Records:
Dark Vinyl (DE), here.
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.
Chris Ogden, Long Chalk Media, here.
Cafe 9, Sheffield, here.
The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, here.
Red Tape Central, Music Training providers, here.