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T H E    B A B E S



The Babes were hatched and raised in London, initially formed as a 3 piece band in 2015: Mao Holiday, Matt Ren Ex & Marvin. They play Hardcore-Crust-Celtic-Punk-DIY and are currently based in Paris. The boys met at IMW sound engineering school: a bunch of misfits wanting to play the "Happy punk" kind of music who grew up in a garage in Twickenham (South West London), and before long The Babes were delivered. They play snotty, two fingers in the air Hardcore Punk Rock with bagpipes. Currently bringing together Colombian, USA, and UK backgrounds and featuring members of punk legends Total Chaos and Blitz.


Our journey began releasing "Tomorrow Seems So Far Away" and a month later embarking on "The Babes Invade Mainland Europe" Tour, hitting England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland.  Sticking to our roots, we remained as a 3 piece band for over three years.

"Greetings from London" our debut album, was a DIY effort engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Mao Holiday at IMW Studios (London). Our first year we did six European tours, rocked plenty of festivals, and kept the spirit alive despite the lineup changes.

The Babes have been sharing the stage with The Varukers, Icons of Filth, The Exploited, Disorder, Agathocles, Warwound, Anthrax, The Restarts, The Kids, Disturbance, Total Chaos, Omega Tribe, Blatoidea, Acidez, Human DogFood, Breakout, The Adicts, Mau Maus, Conflict, Hagar the Womb, Nausea Bomb, Lobotomia, Left for Dead, Jabul Gorba, Grand Collapse, Rabies Babies, The Nilz, Vomito Nuclear, Excluded, Anti-Clockwise and many other bands.

The Babes have been playing at Rebellion Festival, Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering  Festival, Convoy Cabaret, No Dirty Rules Fest(BL), Morecambe Festival, Strive for Live Fest, Borderline Fest (FR), Punks n' Freaks, and many other festivals.

On August 17th 2020 Matt Ren Ex passed away. He was able to record Joint, a limited edition split 7" vinyl colour with Bristol Legends 'Disorder'. In his honour, we also pressed 70 cassettes.  After a hiatus Mao regrouped in 2023 with a new lineup: Adrien de Mieux on Drums (Skarface, The Toasters, Nausea bomb), Oscar Herbas on Bass (Blitz, Scandals), Jimmy Fox on Guitars (Kriminal Pogo) and hit the road again with "Fuck Work Let's tour 2023" adventure 3 weeks across France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Italy.


2024 starts in MEXICO! we also have already dates in Ireland as well, and we will be recording our new album in the first week of February.  Stay tuned for the coming up news

See you in the pit!

Mao Holiday

The Babes


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*Matt Ren Ex: Bass, vocals

*Marvin: Drums

*Mao Holiday: Bagpipe, vocals

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