a film by Eyes & Ears
Following a day in the life of Demelza Mather, musician and mother, "Mather" is a film told through contrast. 16mm and digital, color and black and white, drums and mums.Documentary
Demelza is a Brighton based drummer renowned for both her power and versatility behind the kit, as well as her passionate work ethic. Demelza's reputation has enabled her to play in bands ranging from folk to shoegaze to heavy post-punk. This has lead to a varied career and appearances in documentaries on life as a mother and alt-musician. Demelza is also a passionate advocate for improving the experience of women in the music industry, and has discussed such issues on panels and radio.
Brighton trio Projector occupy the heavy space between brooding 80s darkwave and My Bloody Valentine's wall-of-sound pop; a combination tone of Goo era Sonic Youth and Pixies pulled together with an industrial Joy Division pulse.
"Rest assured that their track ‘Break Your Own Heart’ falls firmly into that category of bangers. Built on a foundation of chugging riffs and deep, pulsating bass licks, it’s a brooding yet scuzzy cut that gradually builds in intensity, exploding with visceral grunge-pop energy.” — DIY MagVideo
Demelza's recording appearances range from shoe-gaze to pop and post-punk to folk, and span numerous singles, EPs and three full length albums. Highlights include 2016’s ‘Sea State Pictures’ album by Brighton shoegaze trio the Hundredth Anniversary; alternative rock band Projector’s ‘How Does it Feel?’ EP, and Orpine’s debut 2019 album.Email
‘Mather’ explored how becoming a mother in 2016 stimulated rather than suppressed Demelza’s ambition and talents. The video has been viewed over 30k+ times to date.
100th AnniversarySea State Pictures
Featuring Demelza Mather, Eleanor Rudge, Chris Lowe & Andy Taylor
Released via Faking Jazz Together Records in March 2017. Recorded & produced by Ben Hampson at Brighton Electric. Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering. Artwork by Kieran Gabriel.
ProjectorHow Does it Feel?
Featuring Demelza Mather, Lucy Sheehan & Edward Ensbury
Released via Roadkill Records in November 2018. Recorded & produced by Ben Hampson at Agricultural Audio. Mastered by Matthew J Sanders at 808HZ Mastering. Artwork by Nicholas Ballesteros.
Over her ten year live career Demelza has toured Europe and played major festivals such as Latitude and The Great Escape. She has played an array of renowned UK venues that include several O2 Academies, the Garage London, The Haunt, Moth Club & Concorde 2, Brighton. She has supported bands such as Xcerts, Demob Happy, Blood Red Shoes, Deap Valley, Tigercub and more.
In 2017 her band Projector were selected as the first awardees of Festival Republic’s ‘Rebalance’ scheme, aimed at furthering female participation in the industry.