Still House PlantsBison
Released: 22nd October 2018
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Full length vinyl debut from Glasgow band Still House Plants, limited to 300 copies.
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 Cafe OTO x Jerwood Foundation Artistic Development fund, 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.
"Three art school graduates playing a curious mix of lo-fi indie, post-rock, and free jazz, Still House Plants are already one of the best bands to have graced this city’s streets. Combining the dreaminess of Sade or Alison Statton with the improvisatory strategies of Mary Margaret O’Hara and Sue Tompkins, Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach sings poetic phrases over guitarist Finlay Clarke’s slowly unfolding jazz chords and spindly bursts of skronk. David Kennedy’s drums are oddly propulsive, fusing the fractal rhythms of ‘90s Chicago with minimal techno and understated funk."
Stewart Smith, 2017