There are two artists currently using the name Matagot.
1) Matagot are a riot-pop band from South East London. They met studying music at Goldsmiths and have played together under various guises ever since vocalist/ guitarist/cellist Rose Asprey, bassist Joe Reed and vocalist/keyboardist/lyricist Katie Dove-Dixon started playing together in their bedrooms in 2010. When Myles McCabe joined as a drummer in 2014, Matagot was born. Taking the ethos of riot grrrl bands and feminist musicians such as Juliana Hatfield and Liz Phair- artists who formed the soundtrack to Katie and Rose’s teenage years- and combining them with brutal lyrics and tangled harmonies, Matagot sing songs about girls, bodies, and things that make them angry.
Taking their name from a cat-sprite featured in French folklore that they found in The Concise Encyclopaedia of Cats (1974), Matagot start the summer of 2014 by releasing two tracks, ‘Lidless’ and ‘Teeth’.
2) Matagot is a multi-instrumentalist teenage slacker from the arctic tundra of Minnesota, occasionally accompanied by his Calgary-based drummer. He can be found here, as can more information on Matagot and links to recordings and such.
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