Premiere: Plume - Filament

Premiere: Plume - Filament

December '17


We first covered Manchester-based four-piece Plume back in October of last year in our Ear To The Ground series.

Boasting a distinctive sound influenced as much by the continuum of electronic music as it is by jazz, neo-soul and the rhythmic experiments of mid-century minimalism, we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new music from the group. We're delighted to bring you the premiere of 'Filament' from new EP Refractions.

Plume's tunes touch on a range of styles and sounds, defying any one genre, yet manage to balance a tight and consistent mix of texture, experimentation and groove. 'Filament' shows them cementing their musical personality; built around a sleek, driving refrain, shimmering flute and guitar weave around one another before layered vocals wash into the mix. The track's cleaved down the middle by an ambient soundscapey wig-out, in true Plume style, before dropping back into the main beat.

Keep these guys on your radar. Part of a creative underground bubble of Manchester-based talent, including multi-instrumentalist producer Shunya and kora looping electronicist John Haycock, 2018 will bring more tunes, more live dates and plenty more vibes from Plume.

Listen now and cop the EP below.


Find Refractions on Plume's Bandcamp here. 

Plume are:

Caroline Hendry - vocals / flute / vocal fx
John Diver - guitar / fx
Andy Patterson - bass / fx
Joe Luckin - drums / electronics

Plume play Edinburgh's Jazz Bar on 4th Jan.