Conceived as a solo project in an East London basement, Pillarcat was set up by singer songwriter and guitarist Stephen Hodd. Originally a solo artist Stephen had a chance meeting with Pablo Tato (electric guitar) & Alberto Voglino (drums). From this moment Pillarcat the band was born. The London based experimental rock band have now been joined by Moby bassist, Svetlana Vassileva.
Pillarcat are not afraid to cross boundaries & genres, defying labeling. They combine elements of finger style acoustic guitar, progressive electric guitar rhythms, sweeping strings, wide cinematic soundscapes, experimental folk & finely crafted songwriting to create an impressive musical tappestry.
Their debut album Weave is an ambitious record wearing its influences on its sleeve. A nod towards John Martyn, Radiohead, Domakesaythink, Sigur Ros and Steve Reich combined with Pillarcat’s definitive sound give the songs an epic quality. Weave is an eclectic & heartfelt album. It’s dark and uncompromising at times taking you on a magical journey. This wonderful combination of sounds can be heard on the hauntingly beautiful track ‘Fragile and the few’ which has a guest vocal from Lou Rhodes of Lamb.
With all the wonderful influences & talent that each member of the band brings to the table Pillarcat have a very interesting dynamic future ahead of them & are fast becoming a formidable brave live act.
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