stph

Stph

STPH. (pronounce “Steph”) is an experimental pop duo from Brussels, Belgium.

Genres:

Indie pop, indietronica, electropop, pop, low fi, variété française.

For Fans Of:

Yelle, St Vincent, Étienne Daho, Robyn, La Femme, Sexy Sushi, Philippe Katerine.

Their sauce is made of modern textures (loosely borrowed from urban contemporary) and reminiscences of 80s French pop (Etienne Daho, Rita Mitsouko, etc.). They serve it to you with a frank smile or with a grin ==> it all depends on the existential question at stake in the song… Lol

Within their tracks, the band members under the pseudonyms Aurore and JS often analyse and try to answer the existential questions of their own. In their songs, destroyed industrial zones remembered from their childhood are now filled with awe. Exploring the social codes of those around them becomes an outlet from their everyday life.

During their live performances, the duo blends psychedelic guitar riffs, poetic lyrics and punchlines filled with humour. Additionally, Aurore’s transverse flute helps emphasize simple but strong visuals to the music.

A review by Boulimique de Musique for the accompanying music video to Salut tout le monde:
A colourful synth-pop track punctuated by vocal passages that alternate between male and female voices, all enhanced by an exploratory musical approach. The chorus remains extremely catchy in a fine balance between accessible elements and bold impulses.What a roughly dynamic and original clip, you have to know how to be creative to draw people’s attention, especially in current circumstances, and it’s very well done here.

Sounds Good Webzine review for “Pluie d’été:
We’ve already had the opportunity to review a single by the Belgian duo stph. called Salut le monde, that impressed us with its simplicity and truthfulness.
Today the band return to our editorial team with their second single called Pluie d’été. This track, with the same title as the first EP of the band, lives up to expectations, confirming once again something truly genuine and moving with the times. The light sound mixed with a soft and relaxed vocal line, demonstrates a great mastery in the genre that the band is proposing to the listeners. The EP “Pluie d’ete” features simple, basic melodies generating an original indie pop sound that is pleasing to the ear. This Brussels band decided to blend calm and vibrant tunes with some darker and more agitated vibes and this is why stph. can expect success not only with their two singles but with the entire EP.