Plaitum combine the glacial cries and whispers of Abi Dersiley with the dark and brooding atmospherica of producer Matt Canham. Now 20, the multi-instrumentalist pair have been friends since childhood, having met aged 11, at school in Colchester, and bonded over their shared love of Massive Attack, Talking Heads and old horror films. They were in a series of bands together before realising their close friendship meant a duo was probably the most effective vehicle for their ideas.
2016 has seen Plaitum release two EPs and a double A-side single (with support coming from Pigeons & Planes, Fader and Stereogum among others), and tour with the likes of Phantogram and Neon Indian. The band’s forthcoming debut album, with Canham at the controls at the famous Church studios in North London’s Crouch End, overseen by Epworth – is due for release in spring 2017.