21-year-old Londoner ROCH is an artistic polymath.
She’s a musician, a sculpture student at Central Saint Martins and an experimentalist whose musical work eloquently covers a number of artistic influences drawn from different mediums.
“My art practice at Central Saint Martins has rubbed off on my lyric and songwriting”, she says. Gravitating towards fellow female singer-songwriters such as Patti Smith, Angel Olsen and PJ Harvey, ROCH’s tender vocal work is subtle yet empowering.
Much like her artistic practice, the sonic landscape of her music has a sense of formality that derives from experience of working in a studio.
“I’m inspired by what goes on in the studio, what people are making and talking about. I’m also filming constantly, my practice is performance and video based, so filming helps to inspire lyrics”.
ROCH’s vision of combining visual art with music stems from inspiration drawn from mixed media and her musical projects in particular the production side is influenced with a newfound fascination with Throbbing Gristle, Scratch Orchestra a nd Luke
These influences are ever so present in the cinematic elements of ROCH’s music as she combines gentle guitar and synth sounds with her evocative vocals.