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, meeting at age 11 at school in Colchester, UK, and bonding over their shared love of Massive Attack, Talking Heads and old horror films. They were in a series of bands together before realizing their close friendship meant a duo was the most effective vehicle for their ideas.