60 seconds With… The Mavis’s

What do you love about making music?

After a long break of not making music together, we have a new appreciation for it. As siblings, the way our voices blend can be magical. We seem to be telepathic on stage. The ability to be able to communicate a vast idea in a song that's otherwise difficult to explain in every day life, it's a pure form of expression.


So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?

“Hey, that pink haired chick and her brother from The Mavis's (who don't know how to spell) are playing down the road.”


Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?

New Matt & Beki EP Searching for Zero available now on iTunes and Bandcamp. Forthcoming single Standing In the Dark due for release on Friday November 1. Check out Matt & Beki clips on YouTube, or check out mattandbekimusic.tumblr.com.


When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?

Yah Yah's on Saturday November 2 with the full band.


What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Musically our inspiration began with the punk and new wave era of the late '70s, early '80s: The Slits, Cyndi Lauper, Depeche Mode, Human League, The Go-Go's, The B-52's, The Raincoats, The Divinyls, Divine to name a few. Non-musical influences include dogs, UFOs, space, wigs, Farfisa organs, op shops, conspiracy theories and love!