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T H E    B A B E S



The Babes first formed as a 3 piece band in 2015.  They play Hardcore-Crust-Celtic-Punk- DIY and are based in London. The guys met in the IMW sound engineering school: A group of misfits that wanted to play "Happy punk" type of music that bred in a garage in Twickenham, and before too long The Babes were delivered. They play snotty, two fingers in the air Hardcore Punk Rock with bagpipes, bringing together Colombian, North American, and UK backgrounds and featuring ex-touring members of punk legends Total Chaos and Blitz.

They released single "Tomorrow Seems So Far Away" and a month and 14 days later, The Babes went on their first tour called "The Babes invade Mainland Europe" they played in England, France, Germany, Belgium & Holland. Right after The Babes stayed as a 3 piece band for over 3 years.

The Babes self-released their debut album "Greetings from London" engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered at IMW Studios by Mao Holiday.  The only song with guitars on this album is "Tomorrow Seems So Far Away".  The Babes did 6 more European tours and were invited to perform at Rebellion Festival in 2018 (later on got invited as well for Rebellion '19 & '20)

In February 2018, Marvin, (drums) left The Babes. Steve (Gurgle) joined the band on 2 European tours and sadly calling it off the day before the last gig of their tour "Only Life We Know". It didn't stop The Babes to go on stage and performed their 30 minutes set with a drummer for a day.  Kike, aka "Kike-d ass" from the Mexican band Migraña Social.

On August 16th, 2018, Alberto "Animal" joined the band on drums. Also, The Babes decided to play with a guitarist again, introducing Adriano, who joined the band on November 16/2018. This Babe's lineup toured Europe once again.

In 2019 The Babes toured in Mexico "No Mames Wey tour 2019" , performing on drums with Oscar Herbas (Scandals TX, Blitz, Warcola, Kriminal Pogo) playing 10 gigs total.  
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, Headsticks, 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), 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. 

Since the departing of Our brother Matt Ren Ex, and after a over a year of hiatus, Adriano and Alberto decided to focus in their own music carrier, we wish them the best for their future projects. Mao Holiday will be the only core member, and will carry on in his own with his bagpipes and what he began with the support of Matt: The Babes. 

In April and May 2023 The Babes will be touring France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and for the first time ever Italy!

See you in the pit!

Mao Holiday

The Babes


Photo top to bottom:

*Matt Ren Ex: Bass, vocals

*Marvin: Drums

*Mao Holiday: Bagpipe, vocals

The Babes are: 

Mao Holiday - Bagpipes, Vocals [Vox]

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