Cross between electronica & artisanal songs!
The roots of both Chris Davids and Liam Ivory lie in England's picturesque Hertfordshire, but the gents only discovered each other and a related love for electronic music during their studies in London.
This tandem has been working tirelessly on a growing international reputation since 2011, that being the result of a series of highly praised EPs and a handful of remixes for the likes of Kelis, Fatboy Slim and Lana Del Rey.
On their long-awaited debut ‘Portraits’ (just out on the Counter imprint of Ninja Tune) they display a unique and fascinating romance between emotional electronica, live organic instrumentation and the craft of songwriting. Comparisons with other success stories like Bonobo, The XX, Mount Kimbie and Disclosure (The Guardian called them the “downtempo” version of the latter) are never far removed.
No classic laptop tale for Maribou State, as the duo appears in AB as a 4-piece live band!