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Plini To Release New EP “Sunhead” This Month, Premiere’s “Salt + Charcoal” Video


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Plini has a new EP titled “Sunhead” slated for a July 27th release with pre-orders available here. Below you can check out a video for the single “Charcoal And Dust” from it which features guest backing vocals and production from Skyharbor‘s Devesh Dayal. Speaking of how the effort came to be, Plini himself commented:

“I started working on the material almost straight after ‘Handmade Cities‘ was released in 2016, sort of with the goal to make a very big, small EP – aiming to put as much detail and refinement into the composition and playing as possible. Both musically and emotionally, the music is greatly influenced by the amount of touring and travel I’ve done in the past couple of years.

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I was particularly inspired by Animals As Leaders (who I toured Europe and North America with in 2016), by the musical adventurousness in their last album, and Disperse (who I toured with in Europe in early 2017) for the way they seamlessly combined contemporary pop and electronic elements with prog-metal – updating a genre that sometimes seems (ironically for the name, “progressive”) entrenched in old musical cliches.

Aside from this, I think the ‘Sunhead‘ EP is a musical expression of the pure excitement that comes with traveling to new places, meeting new people and eating new things.”

While the recording lineup saw drummer Chris Allison and bassist Simon Grove assist Plini in the studio, a number of guests have also contributed to the outing. In addition to Skyharbor‘s Devesh Dayal, The 1975‘s John Waugh added sax to the track “Flâneur“, while Anomalie performed piano and keyboards on that track as well. Tim Miller also lent a guitar solo to the title track.

August will find Plini out playing the following European/UK shows ahead of this fall European/UK tour opening for TesseracT and Between The Buried And Me.

08/10 Karlovy Vary, CZE – Musicians Festival
08/11 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/14 Budapest, HUN – A38 Roof
08/15 Krakow, POL – Alchemia
08/16 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
08/18 Somerset, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
08/22 Mosta, MLT – Razzett L’Ahmar

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