A warm and exuberant new Plini chapter arrives today, with the talented guitarist and songwriter announcing his brand new EP Mirage due out on Friday 1 December, accompanied by a vibrant new single and music video Ember.
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.
“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!“ – Plini
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.
“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!” – Plini
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 Mirage HERE
MIRAGE EP TRACK LISTING:
01. The Red Fox
02. Five Days of Rain
03. Still Life
04. Aqua Vista