Still House Plants 19.7.16

A delight to release the live set from experimental songwriters, Still House Plants. Obscured melodies and minimal song structures are suffused with light, off-kilter rhythms and chords, lolloping cymbals and lilting vocals. The trio are so relaxed with each other you might be drinking tinnies with them in their front room. Romantic without tripping into mushy. God bless Glasgow, thank you GLARC and please come back again soon.

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Finlay Clark / guitar

David Kennedy / drums

Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach / vocals

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Recorded on Monday 7th November by Shaun Crook. Mixed & mastered by James Dunn. 

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Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC  

Tracklisting:

1. Switch House - 21:06

00:00-02:30 – Dance

02:30-07:32 – The House Sound of Chicago

07:32-12:33 – Lowes

12:33-18:00 – Abridged Lowes

18:00-21:00 – N Lawndale Ave

2. Boiler House - 13:47

21:00-24:43 – Monadnock

24:43-27:09 – Sade

27:09-34:45 – David Adjaye Bridge

Still House Plants

Combining visual strategies, free improvisation, UK garage and punk, Still House Plants build melodic hierarchies scaffolded around ambiguities and intimacy. Fresh from being selected for the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency, and following two sold out tapes on Glasgow label GLARC, the trio’s debut LP 'Long Play' collects the group's raw guitar-drum-vocal palette and stretches it to include violin, piano and intimate home recording. Ranging from seconds-long to seven:minute:somethings, the album coagulates to form a heady meld of rudimentary phrases, kinetic repetition and malleable samples. Experimental songwriting is rarely so forthcoming, emotive, or approachable.

The group have performed internationally, touring with Mette Rasmussen to perform at Ultra Eczema's 20th Anniversary, (Antwerp), Fasching Jazz Club, (Stockholm) with Rasmussen and Richard Dawson, as well as at KRAAK festival, (Brussels).