Elastica (1992 – 1998)
2 December 1971 (age 49)
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When she was 20 years old Matthews answered an advert in Melody Maker for a guitarist with a new band. She became a member of Elastica, subsequently becoming one of their songwriters and credited for many of their tracks. Matthews left Elastica in the spring of 1999 after the band's output had waned and she had developed a heroin habit. In April 2000 she briefly rejoined the band to play one track, "Connection", at the London Kentish Town Forum after being invited out of the audience by Elastica singer Justine Frischmann.
After shaking off her drug addiction she formed an unnamed band with bass guitar player Isabel Waidner and Katrin Jones. In May 2003 they produced and sold 1000 copies of a single, called "L.O.V.E."
In May 2004, Matthews' new band, Klang (with Waidner and drummer Keisuke Hiratsuka) released their debut album, No Sound is Heard. Klang have not produced any output or news since 2005.
On 21 January 2017 three-quarters of the original line-up of Elastica - Matthews, Annie Holland and Justin Welch worked together on the remastering of Elastisca. The remastering work was done at Abbey Road Studios in London with engineer Sean McGee. Justine was also involved with the remastering.
In a 2007 interview Matthews claimed she was still making music but no longer had a desire to be in the public eye. She wanted simply to be "rich in love".