Pet Deaths is the London-based musical duo of Graeme Martin and Liam Karima, who blend enchanting, ethereal concepts with poetic meter and hypnotic melodies to form exquisite, melancholic, celestial folk.
Having both moved to London in 2017, the duo formed following a chance encounter in Ladbroke Grove. Feeling equally cellophane new in the capital’s concrete fast lane, they agreed to meet regularly. Their subsequent writing and drinking sessions became a Zen-like philosophy by which to navigate their new homes, spending gloomy November evenings on their rain-soaked Ballardian balcony, experimenting with
Debut album ‘to the top of the hill and roll…’ is an exploration of natural sound, experimenting with subtle beds of noise layered field recordings with dry acoustic sounds and vocals. Self-funded and produced over various long weekend sessions in the Oxfordshire get away (Courtyard Studios), they were locked in at several points throughout the year, with no outside contact and an obsessive focus on what they were creating.