Photo Credit: Declan Blackall Photography
A warm and exuberant new Plini chapter arrives today, with the talented Australian guitarist and songwriter announcing his brand new EP Mirage due out on 1st December, accompanied by a vibrant new single and music video ‘Ember’.
Watch the video here:
Armed with the Plini trademarks – sleek, dazzling and refreshing modernity, ‘Ember’ is an undulating journey of euphoric progressive rock and cascading instrumentals, with long-time collaborators Simon Grove on bass and Chris Allison on drums.
Plini comments: “‘Ember’ was chosen as the first single because it’s probably the most “normal” of the songs (if this sounds surprising, you may want to brace yourself for the EP). And it was an absolute treat to spend a couple of days at Dovecote shooting the music video!”
Hinting at what is to come on his upcoming new EP Mirage, ‘Ember’ follows on from Plini’s recent 2023 single ’11 Nights’ while also kickstarting an exciting new chapter for the beloved Sydney maestro.
With five new tracks lying in wait on Mirage later this year, a collection which will also feature live strings, piano, oud and a guitar solo from Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi alongside Plini’s dexterous performance, there is plenty of sonic reverie still to come as 2023 begins to draw to a close. And with his biggest Australian tour production to date taking place earlier this year, the sky and perhaps even the galaxy is barely the limit for Plini as he ventures into a new creative phase, beckoning you along for the ride.
Plini adds, “Writing for the EP began shortly after the release of Impulse Voices at the end of 2020, while Australia was still in lockdown. The majority of the production was finished by the end of 2021, but once touring resumed, the project had to be put on the shelf for a little while, after deciding that it would be better to give it the attention it deserved than try to finish it in between flights and tours and other commitments. The wait was worth it (at least in my opinion) – couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!”
After two years of waiting patiently, Plini sprang back into action in 2022, with back-to-back sold out headline tours of Australia, India and Scandinavia, festival appearances in Australia, UK, Germany and Portugal, and performing in some of Australia’s finest theatres supporting Northlane.
Always delivering mind-bending musicality from all angles, Plini has previously released two full length albums, 2016’s Handmade Cities and 2020’s Impulse Voices, as well as multiple EPs, singles and contributing credits with various other artists. Nominated for Live Guitarist of the Year in 2018 at the National Live Music Awards, Plini has also previously toured alongside Sleep Token, Periphery and TesseracT.
Pre-order here: https://www.plini.co/
Plini is currently on tour in North America, catch him at the following dates:
Oct 28: BC Vancouver Rickshaw Theater [Sold Out]
Oct 30: WA Seattle The Crocodile [Sold Out]
Oct 31: OR Portland Star Theater [Sold Out]
Nov 02: CA Roseville Goldfields
Nov 03: CA Ventura Ventura Music Hall
Nov 04: CA Anaheim House Of Blues * Supporting Periphery
Nov 05: AZ Tucson 191 Toole
Nov 07: TX San Antonio The Rock Box
Nov 08: TX Houston White Oak Music Hall
Nov 10: FL Jacksonville Underbelly
Nov 11: FL Winter Park Conduit
Nov 12: FL Ft Lauderdale Culture Room
Nov 14: GA Athens 40 Watt
Nov 15: NC Raleigh Lincoln Theater
Nov 16: PA Philadelphia Union Transfer
Nov 17: PA Harrisburg XL Live
Nov 18: MA Worcester The Palladium * Supporting Periphery
Nov 19: NY Brooklyn Warsaw