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Below The Radar 29

Track 5

Still House Plants: (from left) Jessica Hickie-Kallenback, David Kennedy, Finlay Clark

"Fist Fight"

From Long Play

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 intimate home-recorded debut LP Long Play draws on their raw guitar-drum-vocal palette plus violin and piano. With tracks ranging from a few seconds to seven minutes long, the album’s a heady meld of rudimentary phrases, kinetic repetition and malleable samples.