Dutty Clangers, Ariana Grande, Mrs Woodburn, Kanye? – Meet Mattu

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Moofest blog is strong with this one, next up we have Mattu. First year at moofest as a solo artist but was part of the festival last year as a member of Today They Are Older – lets find out what Mattu has been up to since last time:

Who’s in the band and what do they play?

JUST ME! MY NAME IS MATTHIEU WOODBURN AND I’M A 20 YEAR OLD ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN THAT GOES BY THE FAR SUPERIOR NAME THAT IS MATTU (yung mattu for short).
I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS.

What inspired you to make music?

WELL I FIRST REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A YUNG BOY, I WAS SUPER INTO SINGING, AND SANG AT BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL, AND WHEN I BECAME “TOO COOL” (lol my voice broke), I JOINED A BUNCH OF BANDS PLAYING GUITAR AND DRUMS IN A BAND CALLED ‘TODAY, THEY ARE OLDER’, WHO ARE ALSO PLAYING DON MOOFEST. AT COLLEGE I STARTED DOING PRODUCTION AND GOT INTO HIP HOP AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND DECIDED TO HAVE MY HAND AT IT AND TAKE IT UP AT UNI. SHOUTS OUT TO THE LADS IN TTAO.

How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?

THE MUSIC I DO IS ALWAYS EVOLVING AND IM A BIG ADVOCATE IN DIVERSITY.
I THINK THE ONLY WAY THE MUSIC HAS EVOLVED IN THE WAY THAT ITS JUST GOTTEN BETTER.
I’M ALSO A LOT MORE OPEN TO DIFFERENT STYLES OF MUSIC, WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WAS A BIT OF A METAL ELITIST. BUT NOW I LISTEN TO HELLA DIFFERENT STYLES A LOT OF JAZZ, HIP HOP, RNB, ELECTRONIC, MATH ROCK, NOISE, PROG, WHATEVER IS SUPER CREATIVE REALLY.
DON’T WORRY THOUGH, STILL GOT TIME FOR A GOOD OLD HORN SESH. \m/

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

COFFEE. MILK. SUGAR.

What’s your favourite breakfast cereal?

LUCKY CHARMS, MA DUDE. FRUIT LOOPS. KRAVE. THEY’RE ALL SO INTENSE.

What’s the worst job you ever had?

IVE HAD A COUPLE. I WORKED AT A PLAY CENTRE IN BLACKBURN, CANT TELL YOU THE NAME BUT I WILL SAY IT DEFINITELY DIDN’T HAVE A NEAR VERTICAL BLUE AND YELLOW SLIDE AND DOESNT RHYME WITH MUMBLE JUMBLE.
ALSO FUN FACT: I WORKED AT WELLY BOBS A COUPLE OF SUMMERS AGO FOR A BRIEF STINT, THAT ONE WAS PRETTY GOOD THOUGH. THEY STOPPED ASKING ME TO WORK AFTER A WHILE, PROBABLY WASNT VERY GOOD.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

I WOULD CREEP INTO KANYE’S STUDIO AND LEARN ALL THE STUFF HE DOES. AND SEE WHAT THE NEXT BANGER IS. I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS, MAN’S A GENIUS. THEN I WOULD CREEP INTO DONALD GLOVER’S HOUSE AND TELL HIM AS AN ETHEREAL SPIRIT TO GET ON WITH MAKING A NEW ‘CHILDISH GAMBINO’ ALBUM.
THEN I WOULD ALSO INVITE MYSELF INTO ARIANA GRANDE’S MANSION AND SAMPLE HER VOICE WHILE SHE’S JUST WALKING ABOUT SINGIN ALL CASUALLY.

What’s your favourite ride at the fair?

DO BUMPER CARS COUNT? I JUST LIKE THE FACT THAT I CAN TAKE OUT THE ROAD RAGE I HAVE BUILT UP FROM WHEN I DRIVE MY ACTUAL CAR, WITHOUT ACTUALLY HURTING ANYONE.

Have you ever milked a cow?

I WISH I HAD. MY MUM PROBABLY HAS THOUGH SHE WAS RAISED ON A FARM. SHOUT OUT MRS WOODBURN. LEGEND.

What’s your favourite cheese?

BEING FRENCH I HAVE CHEESE COARSING THROUGH MY VEINS. I LOVE A GOOD BREE, GOATS CHEESE, CAMEMBERT. ALSO, TESCO DOES A GREAT CHEESE CALLED MEXICANA. THAT STUFF SPICY AF.

What’s your favourite sandwich?

CHEESE AND ONION. PRAWN MAYO. SIMPLE DUDE WITH SIMPLE NEEDS.

Did you have a nickname at school?

MY MUSIC TECH TEACHER AT COLLEGE COULDNT PRONOUNCE MY NAME AND CALLED ME ‘MATTU’ ALL YEAR. (HENCE THE NAME). THEREFORE MA2 WAS ALSO A THING. I HAD FRENCHIE A LOT TOO.
BIG UP EDDIE FOR MY ELECTRONIC NAME.

Have you ever written a fan letter?

YESSSSSSS. I ONCE WROTE ONE TO A DIGIMON MAGAZINE WHEN I USED TO LIVE IN FRANCE WHEN I WAS LIKE 4/5 YEARS YUNG? AND THEY REPLIED!!!!! I’LL HAVE TO ASK MY MUM TO FIND IT, THAT WAS SERIOUSLY CLASS.

IF I HAD TO WRITE ONE NOW, IT WOULD BE TO ARIANA GRANDE. MY ONE TRUE BOO.

What’s your most disgusting habit?

THE SHEER AMOUNT OF DUTTY CLANGERS I DROP.

If you were a domestic appliance what would it be?

MICROWAVE. CUS IM SO WAVEY~~~~~~~~.

What’s your favourite word?

COMPLEXION. (cause it don’t mean a thing).

Can you think of a good poem about moofest?

I DONT KNOW WETHER THIS COUNTS BUT TYLER, THE CREATOR HAS A SONG OFF HIS LATEST ALBUM, ‘CHERRY BOMB’ CALLED ‘SMUCKERS FEAT. KANYE WEST & LIL WAYNE’.
AND THERES A LINE THAT GOES:

‘PUT THAT F*CKING COW ON MY LEVEL,
CAUSE I’M RAISING THE STAKES’

ITS SO BAD, ITS GOOD. AND IT ISNT MY OWN POEM, BUT I THINK THAT IT FITS CAUSE MOOFEST IS ON ANOTHER LEVEL.

Tell us a joke?

I HEARD A COW GOT KNIGHTED LAST WEEK.
HE WAS CALLED SIR LOIN.

HAHA.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?

I’D SAY FIRST AND FOREMOST, JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT. AND DO WHAT YOU WANT. EXPERIMENT.
TRY EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO TRY, DON’T JUST GO SUPER SAFE. BECAUSE THATS NOT HOW PROGRESS IS MADE. IF U WANT TO HAVE UR HAND AT BEING IN A NEO FUNK METAL RAP GROUP AND ALSO BE IN A 4 MAN DRUM ENSEMBLE THAT ALL PLAY ONLY A FLOOR TOM, THEN GO FOR IT! DON’T LET PEOPLE PUT LIMITATIONS ON YOU, BECAUSE YOU’VE ONLY EVER BEEN KNOWN TO PLAY IN A PUNK BAND OR PLAY THE FLUTE.
SOME PEOPLE BITE MY EAR OFF ABOUT MY MUSIC AND HOW THEY DONT GET IT, AND HOW ITS NOT FOR THEM. AND THATS COOL. BUT ALSO THERES A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT DIG IT. DON’T LET THE FEW WHO TELL YOU THEY DONT GET/LIKE IT PUT YOU OFF.
ALSO PRACTISE, WHATEVER THAT IS. PLAYING, WRITING, COLLABORATING, DO IT OFTEN AND MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY IT WHEN YOU DO IT, CUS OTHERWISE, WHATS THE POINT.
ALSO, MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE YOU DO IT WITH ARE TOP OF THE RANGE CLASS DUDES, CAUSE OTHERWISE IT AINT WORTH IT, LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO PUT UP WITH NEGATIVE VIBES WHEN UR CREATIN, TRUST ITS THE BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR IT. DOESN’T MATTER IF HE CAN PLAY A WHOLE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN TRACK WITH ONLY HIS BIG TOE ON GUITAR, IF YOU GUYS DONT GEL IT’LL NEVA WORK.

SORRY FOR THE SCRAMBLE OF IDEAS. HAHA.

How can the moofesters get hold of your music?

YOU CAN GET IT AT A NUMBER OF PLACES.
LIKE –

SOUNDCLOUD:
BANDCAMP:
ITUNES:
AMAZON:

SPOTIFY & YOUTUBE SOON TOO.

Any last words?

CHEERS FOR READING THIS.
MAKE SURE TO CATCH AS MANY ACTS AS YOU CAN AT MOOFEST. ITS LOCAL TALENT, SO U KNOW ITS NON OF THAT FAKE STUFF U WATCH ON THE X FACTOR.
I’LL BE WATCHING SOME OF MY FRIENDS ON THE SUNBIRD RECORDS STAGE. IT’S GONNA BE WICKED.

I’M PLAYING ON THE SATURDAY AT 3:00PM. COME DOWN AND LET’S ALL BE GOOFS TOGETHER.

Well thanks Mattu for taking the time to be part of this year’s blog. As stated above Mattu appears at moofest on 9th July, to buy tickets click here



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