Cibo Matto (meaning “crazy food” in Italian ) is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Yuka C. Honda and Miho Hatori, during the mid 90’s alternative scene. They formed alongside friends and collaborators such as The Beastie Boys, John Zorn, Beck and many others.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed, debut album Viva! La Woman in 1996 (Warner Bros), they have established themselves as musical innovators. Together they made the iconic music video for their single Sugar Water- directed by the legendary Michel Gondry. After their 2nd album, Stereotype A, the band had stopped performing and recording, as Yuka C. Honda was co producing Yoko Ono and producing Martha WainWright’s album and Miho Hatori was then appearing on Gorillaz hit “19-2000” and the first Gorillaz album.
Currently they are making a new album as they return to the UK for the first time in nearly 15 years, for the Meltdown festival curated by Yoko Ono. They will be performing with a few new band members, including Yuko Araki and Jared Samuel.
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