CMU Approved

Approved: Roch

By | Published on Monday 11 July 2016


Over the course of less than a year, Roch has slipped a small collection of perfectly constructed songs onto SoundCloud, each of which inhabits an equally well-formed sonic world. It’s a sound apparently influenced by her days studying sculpture at Central Saint Martins (look at me resisting a bad Pulp-related gag) and working in a recording studio.

“My art practice has rubbed off on my lyric and songwriting [and] I’m inspired by what goes on in the studio, what people are making and talking about”, she says. “I’m also filming constantly, my practice is performance and video based, so filming helps to inspire lyrics”.

New track ‘Vienna’ is her finest to date, run on delicately woven guitar and piano, and sent a shock by the sudden introduction of synth bass. It pre-empts her upcoming run of four shows around South London, starting at Deptford Vinyl tonight.

Listen to ‘Vienna’ here:

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