Plaitum combines weeping and whispers frozen Abi Dersiley dark atmospheres created by producer Matt Canham. Both multi-instrumentalists, now 20 years old, are childhood friends.
They met on the benches of the Colchester school when they were 11, when they shared a common passion for Massive Attack, Talking Heads and old horror movies.
Together they have been part of several other groups until they realized that because of their friendship, to form the duo was probably the most logical and most effective way to express their ideas.
“Plaitum” is a neologism that the two invented after a series of abstract sounds with their mouths. Their first joint composition, “Geisha”, written and posted on SoundCloud while they were still students, attracted the attention of French label Kitsuné, which made it the lead song of the fourteenth volume of its prestigious compilation series.
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In February 2015, the duo signed on Wolf Tone, the label founded by Paul Epworth.
Paul is a a very successful British producer, who has worked with many artists such as Florence & The Machine Adele through Rapture, Lana Del Rey, Lorde or The Futureheads.
The group began working on its first album in the famous Church studios in north London, under the supervision of Epworth. Released ahead of the album, the debut EP Plaitum, which included titles “LMHY”, “Carousel”, “Higher” and “Sway” offers a perfect taste of the Plaitum universe, a world made of obsessions and death, sex and psychoses, and dark and tense electro-pop rhythms.