Child Seat

Child Seat, the powerhouse duo formed in 2021 by Madeleine Mathews (MAWD) and Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM, Bizou), turns pandemic setbacks into indie rock gold. With the entirety of their debut album written remotely during the pandemic, Mathews’ powerful rock vocals, reminiscent of artists like Brittany Howard/Karen O., creates a unique juxtaposition over Mazzaschi's 80's synth-heavy instrumentals and blended with MGMT/Beach House/Arctic Monkeys vibes.

Child Seat encompasses both Mathews and Mazzaschi’s strengths. Mazzaschi has over 20+ years of success recording and producing artists like The Jesus and the Mary Chain, Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins, Deap Vally, Built to Spill, Rilo Kiley and more, as well as writing/performing for his own projects; Light FM, Motorhome, and Bizou. Mathews, who has fronted and written for numerous bands as well has won songwriting competitions, is defined by her unique vocal styling and powerful lyricism.

Child Seat released their debut album in August 2021 with features from Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins and saxophonist Ron Dziubla. Their next single "Cherry Stem" is set for release in early 2023.

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Events featuring Child Seat

Mar 14, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Mar 16, 2023
1:15pm — 2:00pm
Presented by
Portland Pickles
Los Angeles, CA
Indie Rock
Professional Connections
Child Seat is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Management
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors