HistoryThe band has its origin in the duo Tjens-Couter, composed of Arno Hintjens and guitarist Paul Decoutere, which played rhythm and blues since the early 1970s, and in 1974 had acquired a bassist and a drummer. Under the name "Freckle Face" two albums were released (Who Cares (1975) and Plat du Jour (1978)). In 1980, the group was renamed TC Matic; Decoutere was soon replaced by Jean-Marie Aerts, who cooperated with Hintjens in the majority of the band's compositions and produced the first three albums. Their debut album, TC Matic, was described as a mixture between Killing Joke and Gang of Four; they scored an early hit in Belgium with "Oh La La La" in 1981, and another with "Putain Putain" from 1983's Choco.In 1984, the Dutch bass player Michael Peet replaced Ferre Baelen. In 1985, the band toured Europe, opening for the Simple Minds, a tour which proved that Belgian bands could attain commercial success outside the country. A final album, Ye Ye, was produced by Howard Gray. The band broke up in 1986.After the breakupArno Hintjes started a solo career, under the name Arno. He continued to cooperate with Jean-Marie Aerts, who went on to work mainly as a producer (for Jo Lemaire and the Urban Dance Squad, among others), and with two other ex-TC Matic-members, drummer Rudy Cloet and keyboard player Serge Feys.