Still House Plants (uk) + Roxane Metayer (fr)
In Vitro #1
Still House Plants
From a bare bone set up of guitar, drums and vocals Still House Plants create fractious and sharp music with a melting pop heart. Bridging elements of sampling, slow core, and repetition the trio have developed a sound that constantly breaks apart and fuses together again. Their second lp, Fast Edit, released on Blank Forms and Bison, was written aided by mobile phones, dictaphones, laptop recordings, conversations, and live shows, blending fidelities and aural spaces. Things sit on top of each other, fall over one another, or click into place, with hearts on sleeves and spirits in motion. The group are currently working on their third studio album.
“The trio, formed at Glasgow School of Art, have made one of the underground records of the year.” — The Guardian
Born in France and currently residing in Brussels, Roxane Métayer is truly a multidisciplinary artist. Learning the violin at a young age, she also developed herself as a visual artist, creating drawings, sculptures in uncommon materials as soap, and in recent years video. Her work as a musician is of an equally spontaneous nature. She’s not afraid to use effects, minimal percussion, whistles and the occasional hushed vocals to expand the sonic palette to a maximum effect, resulting in multilayered, semi-improvised and subtle meanderings, gently evolving around a tight core.