Taking their name from a mid-century expressionist photography movement, Fotoform recall the gauzy atmosphere of UK alternative (The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Lush, Slowdive, Siouxsie and the Banshees) with the immediacy of US indie and post-punk. A captivating and arresting live band, Fotoform released their debut LP in early 2017, following an ultra-limited hand-lathed acetate 7” single.
Fotoform draw from the band members’ history in shoegaze/darkwave veterans, C’est la Mort, who enjoyed critical attention in the US and especially Europe.
After weathering multiple line-ups (some bordering on the Spinal Tap-esque: one drummer left because of narcolepsy; another moved to Belgium to work for the DEA), C'est la Mort released one album and contributed to a number of compilations (including a tribute to The Smiths, alongside Stars, Doug Martsch, Telekinesis, Wedding Present, etc).
C’est la Mort began performing as Fotoform in late 2016.
Kim House: bass, vocals
Geoff Cox: guitars
Garrett Croxon: drums
Stephen Jones/Greg Forschler: guitars