Mix Tape 31

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Artist, producer, DJ and cultural icon Peggy Gou releases I Believe In Love Again, the highly-anticipated follow up to her global summer hit single (It Goes Like) Nanana. A truly unique collaboration with legendary Grammy award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz, I Believe In Love Again is the sound of an artist who continues to defy categorization: a timeless R&B-tinged anthem that reflects Gou’s diverse range of influences and open-ended musical philosophy. On it, we hear Kravitz as we’ve rarely heard him before.

“The 90s have had such a huge influence on my music.” says Gou, “People know about my love of the dance/house/rave scene from that time but I’ve always been a big R&B fan, and also a huge fan of Lenny. I listened endlessly to his 1998 album 5 – my personal favourite – but his whole discography is great, totally timeless. He came into the studio and transformed the guide vocal into magic, writing new lyrics and creating that incredible guitar riff. ‘I Believe In Love Again’ is a strong message of positivity and hope, and we hope everyone feels that when they hear the song.”

Following smash hits I’m Good and Baby Don’t Hurt Me, David Guetta is back alongside pop superstar Kim Petras with his hotly anticipated new single When We Were Young.

A futuristic banger that thematically looks to the past, When We Were Young is a high BPM stormer, incorporating hyperpop influences and classic 90s piano into David Guetta’s peerless sound. “When we were young it seemed that life was so wonderful”, goes the earworm chorus, with Kim Petras providing the nostalgic verses about the innocence of youth. Crafting the track around a pitched-up interpolation of Supertramp’s classic The Logical Song, the French mastermind is sure to strike gold once again with this new smash collaboration.

Globally celebrated, multi-platinum trio Jonas Brothers recruit rapidly rising, multi-platinum country superstar Bailey Zimmerman for their new single entitled Strong Enough.

On the collaboration, Jonas Brothers say, “We’re so excited to team up with Bailey for ‘Strong Enough’! He’s such a talented artist who’s had an amazing year, so it’s been a blast collaborating with him.”

Bailey Zimmerman chimes in, saying, “I’ve been a fan of the Jonas Brothers for as long as I can remember. I literally grew up with them! It’s been incredible to get to know Joe, Nick, and Kevin, and we’ve already shared some memories I’ll never forget. The fact that they would ask me to be on a song still blows my mind. I hope y’all like it as much as I do!”

On the track, a plucky guitar riff gives way to handclaps and breezy acoustic strumming, as Jonas Brothers alternate verses and harmonize with Zimmerman. The momentum builds towards a stadium-ready refrain—resulting in a collaboration that both Jonas Brothers fans and Bailey Zimmerman fans didn’t know they needed, as together they sing, “So light me up, twist me something good, make it strong enough, last long enough.”

Stand Atlantic is making waves. The Australian rockers are back with a punchy new track, SEX ON THE BEACH, and it will take fans on the 3-minute ultimate angst-filled ride. Vocalist Bonnie Fraser penned the track about the disdain she feels for oversized egos in the music industry, and it’s streaming everywhere now.

The release comes right on the heels of Bonnie Fraser’s appearance on a revamped version of Linkin Park’s Bleed It Out with Mike Shinoda. The band is currently crushing stages across the UK/EU with Waterparks and will be back in Australia this December as part of Good Things Festival.

Stand Atlantic’s Bonnie Fraser says of the track:
“Sex on the beach was inspired by some of the absolute d-bags i have met in LA that just think they are gods gift to showbiz but at the same time want something out of you. it’s cringe and i would rather stay home and lick my toilet clean cheers.”

ARIA Award winning artist Jessica Mauboy releases her sentimental new single Flashback lifted from her forthcoming, highly anticipated fifth studio album YOURS FOREVER due out on February 9, 2024 via Warner Music Australia.

“’Flashback’ is a song that holds a very special place in my heart – this song captures the exhilarating feeling of falling in love” shares Mauboy.

“I wrote ‘Flashback’ with Nick Littlemore (PNAU), Toby Anagostis and James Gales. We’d begin each session with all the lights in the studio turned off and start improvising together – the guys would lay down synth and guitar ideas while I freestyled melodies over the top. That day, Nick came into the vocal booth and gave me the prompt to write about my love story, the love I have now with my husband. How do you capture that undeniably big love and share that with the world?”

Mauboy continues: “It’s a lump in your throat, butterflies in your stomach, a giddy feeling. The lyrics “Flashback I’m frozen, standing right in front of the one I’m gunna love” is reminiscent of when I first met my husband. I remember feeling frozen, my mind clearing, and the distinct feeling that our connection was a premonition of our love to come.”

Ricki-Lee is one of the hardest working artists in the entertainment industry, and it can’t go unnoticed that what she is doing is ground-breaking. She is the first artist to be releasing new music, through her own record label, as well as hosting one of the biggest prime time TV shows in the country (Australian Idol) and her #1 rating national Drive radio show (Ricki-Lee, Tim & Joel) – all at the same time! Almost 20 years into a stellar career, Ricki-Lee is in her prime and is a force to be reckoned with.

The haunting new single Ghost is out now and is the third single from her highly anticipated forthcoming fifth studio album titled On My Own – which she has just announced will be released on March 8, 2024. This news will delight her loyal fans as it’s Ricki’s first new studio album in a decade. The new album promises to be worth the wait and will include her recent chart-topping singles On My Own and Point Of No Return. The multi-platinum selling ARIA nominated artist tells “Over the last 18 months I have poured my absolute everything into this album and without a doubt it’s my best work to date, I’ve never been prouder.”

Ghost, released today on Ricki-Lee’s birthday – is a song she penned about a close relationship that came to a sudden end, without any explanation. “I wrote the song about being ghosted. We’ve all been there, and it’s such a weird and frustrating thing to go through because you never really get any closure. It was actually a difficult song for me to write because it’s about losing someone I was extremely close to. One minute they were a huge part of my life, and the next day they were gone. It was like they died…but they didn’t…they just vanished out of my life one day. I was heartbroken. And what makes it worse is that we live in a world where social media keeps everyone connected – but sometimes it’s more like you’re being haunted by the person who ghosted you when you see their face popping up in your DM’s and watching everything you’re doing.”

Australian alt-dance trio Haiku Hands (Claire Nakazawa, Beatrice Lewis, and Mie Nakazawa) share Cool For You, the latest preview of their new album Pleasure Beast out December 1 via Spinning Top Records. Produced by Motez, Cool for You recalls XTRMNTR-era Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, and The Prodigy as it confronts corporate sterility and consumption with incendiary, dancefloor-melting sonics.

Of the single, Bea Lewis says:
“This song is about feeling yourself, being at a party and enjoying being yourself. Being with your crew and feeling everybody, it’s the antithesis of capitalism — that you need to be something else, that you need another product to feel good, that you need anything. It’s a statement that you’re already good. In fact you’re already awesome and mad and lit and you should be singing it from the rooftop and celebrating yourself and backing yourself and feeling yourself. It still gives me goosebumps when I listen to it even though I’ve heard it a million times. It’s liftoff baby!!!!”

Alongside Cool For You, the trio have shared an electric music video directed and produced by Jasmin Tarasin. The single’s explosive sonic palette is brought to life by performers Madeleine Baghurst and Vivian Tran, adding yet another catalyst to the Haiku Hands visual catalogue.

Following the release of Tony Cohen’s posthumous memoir HALF DEAF, COMPLETELY MAD: The Chaotic Genius of Australia’s Most Legendary Producer, Augie March – whose 2018 album Bootikins was Cohen’s final recording – have joined Romy Vager from RVG for a surprise re-imagining of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Henry Lee (featuring PJ Harvey) out everywhere now.

Henry Lee is the fifth in a series of releases which sees Australian artists interpret iconic songs originally recorded by Cohen, including Leah Senior’s Easy Come, Easy Go (Grant McLennan), CIVIC’s ‘Chase the Dragon’ (Beasts of Bourbon), Grace Cummings’ Straight to You (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Julia Jacklin’s Shivers (The Boys Next Door). Co-author John Olson says: “These recordings highlight unique Australian artists and are a continuation of Tony’s career supporting independent music.”

Steven Wilson has released a stunning new video for the track Beautiful Scarecrow. Taken from his recently released and hugely acclaimed Top 5 album The Harmony Codex, Beautiful Scarecrow is a claustrophobic and hypnotic track that acts as a brooding centrepiece of one of the albums of the year.

The video for the track is directed and animated by long term collaborator Jess Cope alongside Venkatram Viswanathan. Cope previously directed videos for Steven’s tracks The Raven That Refused to Sing, Routine, People Who Eat Darkness and King Ghost. A gothic horror story set in a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly pandemic has led to the human race being divided, with the infected rounded up and forced to live in underground quarantine, Jess’ extraordinary film continues to play on the mind long after the credits have run, showing how a simple gesture of kindness can resonate with profound meaning for years afterwards.

Jess Cope on making the video: “The video is a completely new approach for Owl House Studios. I wrote the original idea with my partner Jonathan Main and in conjunction with Venky Viswanathan and Shaheen Sheriff, we decided to pursue a 3D animation route. Our aim was to build a computer–generated world but give it the “feel and texture” of a stop motion animation. As always, Steven’s track was so exciting to work with, as the more you listen to the track the more your ears discover. The song has so much depth and richness, it allowed us to freely explore an intriguing visual narrative.”

Love Fame Tragedy announces second album Life Is A Killer out 19 January via Bright Antenna Records. The solo project from Matthew “Murph” Murphy, guitarist and lead singer of platinum-selling indie heroes The Wombats, returns to showcase new single Slipping Away and its Spencer Ford (Jawny / spill tab / Gus Dapperton) directed music video.

Throughout Slipping Away, Murph puts an upbeat spin on the changes that can happen in a marriage and how feelings evolve over time. Reflecting themes of love and relationships, the new single signifies a completely transparent and personal era for Murph, as he experiments with new sounds and unveils an unknown side to him.

Murph says “‘Slipping Away’ is loosely based on what it’s like to be with someone after the honeymoon period has ended. Feeling like a veil has been lifted and you both see each other in the cold light of day, for the first time. It’s about formulating a plan to deal with other people’s imperfections as well as your own.”

Global superstar Dua Lipa has returned with Houdini – the highly anticipated track introducing the beginning of a new chapter following her 2020 smash Future Nostalgia. The track is out today alongside its official music video.

Houdini kickstarts the narrative thread that weaves its way through Dua’s upcoming project. Dua notes that Houdini, “embodies that 4 a.m. feeling when the night is coming to a close and you’re a bit sweaty, but you just don’t want the party to end.” The official music video, directed by Manu Cossu with cinematographer André Chemetoff, sees Dua post-rehearsal in a dance hall, revising her choreography under fluorescent lights. The lights reflect in the room’s mirrors, creating an optical illusion as the energy begins to swell. ​

“This track represents the most light and freeing parts of my singledom,” says Dua. “’Houdini’ is very tongue in cheek, exploring the idea of whether someone is really worth my while or if I’ll ghost them in the end. You never know where something may take you, that’s the beauty of being open to whatever life throws your way. I’m looking forward to sharing that feeling of defiant bliss with my fans.”

One of the UK’s most beloved British bands Madness have unveiled brand new single Baby Burglar. The song is the second offering from their 13th full length album Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C’Est La Vie out November 17 via BMG.

The latest track once again highlights the band’s faultless ability to create ineffably catchy pop music, this time with an underlying helping of majestic gloom. A theme that’s ever present on the upcoming LP. Baby Burglar recites Lee Thomson’s true-life tale of being burgled, told through Madness’ signature witty lens. The bossa nova beat of a vintage Yamaha organ helps to enliven the tale, as Suggs sings “I once trod in your creeping footsteps”. Lee has said the song’s take on the home invaders is more sympathetic, recognising his own youthful straying from the straight and narrow.

Talking about Baby Burglar, Madness said “The story behind Baby Burglar is actually quite a funny one…it’s about Lee finding a midnight meddler loose in his house and how it reminded him of his younger self and all the shenanigans we used to get up to when we were whippersnappers. Not long now until you can hear the whole of our new album Theatre of the Absurd presents C’est La Vie”

Polyvinyl Record Co. and Laura Jane Grace are excited to announce Hole In My Head, the Emmy-nominated artist, author, activist and musician’s first offering since 2021’s At War With The Silverfish. Recorded at Native Sound in St. Louis, MO with David Beeman and mixed by Matt Allison (The Lawrence Arms, Rise Against), Hole In My Head is a sonic curio cabinet containing multitudes — a showcase that features warm, ‘50s rock-influenced guitar riffs, saved-for-later lyrics, love letters to new surroundings, and thoughtful reflections on a punk life lived. Grace’s commanding vocals are backed predominately by her performances on guitar and drums, and bolstered by Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton, whose presence rounds out a full-band sound on over half the album.

Having already revealed the acclaimed fan favorite Dysphoria Hoodie, Grace’s raw ode to a particular type of armor, today she offers the title track to the album in the form of a thrilling music video directed by actor and photographer Gilbert Trejo (Machete, From a Son). An exhilarating escape from the mundane nature of our daily lives, Hole In My Head is a fuzzed-out and barreling, power-pop ripper that illustrates just how liberating the power of music can be.

Sydney-born, LA-based, multi-platinum artist, Hayden James shares a double A-Side single release, consisting of Beggin’ You featuring multi-platinum vocalist SAYGRACE, alongside Nevermind with Jillian Loux, both out now via Future Classic.

Beggin’ You is a funky, UK house heater that flirts between deep synth dips and infectious jacked up house rhythms. Commanding centre-stage attention is the whiskeyed vocals of Australian-born, LA-based, SAYGRACE whose R&B-influenced tones add newfound warmth and nuance. Propelled by sound grabs of a crowd in the mix, the lead single is an energetic and infectious must-have record for soundtracking late nights and early mornings. SAYGRACE has become an in-demand artist globally, following the release of her #1 ARIA-charting single, You Don’t Own Me featuring G-Eazy.

Joining Hayden’s double A-Side release is a late-night lounge groove, titled Nevermind. Pointy synth jabs and a driving dusk-like rhythm brings a cathartic backlay for the haunting vocal of rising act Jillian Loux to linger irresistibly for days afterwards.

Hayden says on Beggin’ You:

“When I heard the SAYGRACE vocal, it sounded like a sample.. a classic house vocal. I didn’t want to introduce too many elements in the track – bassline, drums, piano, vocal.. that’s it. I’ve been playing the record in my sets the last few shows and loving the crowd reaction. It’s a real moment in my set.”

He adds further, on Nevermind:

“Nevermind is one of those records I just couldn’t get out of my head. Jillian’s vocal is crazy. So smooth and intimate. The moment I wrote that weird lead synth line in the drop, it all came together super quick. I’m very excited to release these two records together. Feels like they belong together.”

Rising Sydney electronica duo Hellcat Speedracer have kicked it up another notch for their latest single, sharing the unmissable Tomorrow 1988 via Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia.

Pairing their penchant for crafting irresistible hooks with banging instrumentals, Tomorrow 1988 is another slick creation from Hellcat Speedracer. Dripping with thumping basslines, mischievously catchy vocal hooks, and melodic analog synths, it’s a fitting track from a pair that cite classic techno acts of the ‘90s and ‘00s as influences. Behind the scenes though, Tomorrow 1988 is a track whose lyrics are far more introspective, with its inspiration lying in the realms of mental health, finding solace within others, and normalising the act of asking for help.

As Alex Gray and Oliver Critchley of Hellcat Speedracer explain, “‘Tomorrow 1988’ highlights how we overcome the negativity we put on ourselves. We feel more often than not that we are quite the self-deprecating duo, especially when it comes to music and our personal lives. Yet we found that surrounding ourselves around supportive people is a way we can cope with this problem. And of course, writing about it helps too!”

For his final gift of the year, grentperez has now officially kicked off the festive season with a cinematic, dazzling and smooth new Christmas single Christmas Comes Tonight, out now everywhere via AWAL.

A certified Christmas lover, grentperez explains “Christmas, the time for presents, laughter, gatherings and greetings, and is a time that I love very dearly. ‘Christmas Starts Tonight’ is about the excitement that comes with the season, the feeling of wonder and cheer with every passing day that leads to Christmas night. In a way you can make Christmas Day everyday if you really want to.”

Australia’s alt-pop icons, The Veronicas, have returned to the scene with the release of their new single and video, Perfect. The release comes with the announcement of their forthcoming album, GOTHIC SUMMER, out early 2024 via Big Noise.

Perfect is a riotous pop/rock anthem, infused with 90’s style distorted guitars, shimmering melodies, and passionate adlibs. The spirited anthem reflects timely on society’s obsession with comparison and perception, urging greater self-love, and mastery of your own design. The single was created with John Feldmann (Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, YungBlud), and co-produced by Ryan Linville (Olivia Rodrigo, Chappell Roan, Charlotte Cardin). To add more excitement and pop-punk nostalgia to the mix, Travis Barker from Blink-182 happened to be in the neighborhood and jumped on the drums for the track.

Drawing inspiration from one of their favorite quotes – ‘In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act’ – The Veronicas share their thoughts on the song: “Perfect is a love letter to our younger and current selves. Perfection has a different meaning for everyone. Social media has changed how we interact with the world. Perception versus reality is rewarded and condemned. From what people wear, to who they date. It’s like a magnifying glass. We just want to remind everyone to empower themselves, and free their minds. We all die in the end; we have to live with and love ourselves fiercely first and foremost. On our deathbeds the only opinion that will matter on how you’ve lived will be your own.”

Fresh from the release of his three-time ARIA Award-nominated album Everything’s Fine, acclaimed artist, producer, and label founder Matt Corby has unveiled his latest track for 2023, sharing the blissful stand-alone track Desert Land via Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia.

Capturing Matt’s trademark ability to marry heavier subject matter with sonic lightness, Desert Land presents itself as a breezy piece of genre-blurring indie-pop that pairs his soaring soulful vocals with hypnotic percussion and dizzying melodies. The result is a dazzling example of Matt’s celebrated artistry, underpinned by his unmatched intimate songwriting style that ebbs and flows like a refreshing mirage in the titular desert landscape.

In Matt’s words, Desert Land is “inspired by the close relationships we have that operate in tandem with our vices and addictions, and how both of those things influence each other”.

New England rock band FOUR YEAR STRONG have released a brand new single Dead End Friend out now via Pure Noise Records.

Of their new single, Alan Day and Dan O’Connor share: “Dead End Friend is written about when a friend in your life. only sees you as a way to get ahead. No matter what would happen to you. We’ve all had someone like that in our lives at one point. So fuck them anyways; this songs for you.”

Fresh from the frenzy of their sold out intimate headline tour, Australia’s Between You & Me (BYAM) have shared their brand new single YEAH!.

Opening with sunny acoustic chords reminiscent of early 2000s radio hits, YEAH! bursts into a feel-good verse carried by the distinct vocals of frontman Jake Wilson before moving into what is perhaps the band’s most pronounced singalong chorus yet. In line with its bright and upbeat sound, Jake says the song is about “living your best life and not caring what anyone else thinks.

“I imagine this song playing in the montage scene of an early 2000s bratty comedy film. Stylistically it’s a big shift for BYAM, but we wanted to bring beachy summer vibes to a fun and carefree song.”

Lenny Kravitz returns with a brand new single and NSFW music video entitled TK421. Directed by acclaimed video director Tanu Muino. It heralds his 12th full-length offering, first release in five years, and first-ever double LP, Blue Electric Light, arriving on March 15, 2024 (Roxie Records/BMG).

Right out of the gate, Kravitz packs a punch on TK421. Ecstatic funk guitars, robotic analog synths, weezy talkbox, a dancefloor beat, a fiery saxophone solo, and a clever nod to both Boogie Nights and Star Wars power up this fast-paced rock ‘n’ roll romp. However, the music video only amplifies the song’s free spirit, and you’ll see Kravitz like you’ve never seen him. It’s unnecessary to say more, since everything is on-screen.

Guitarist Ashley Naylor, guitarist for Paul Kelly, the RocKwiz Orchestra, Even and most recently The Church, has released the new single Les Paul Waltz from his new solo album Soundtracks Volume 2, which debuted in the AIR Album Chart Top 5 upon release late last month. Ashley’s ode to the creamy tones of a Gibson Les Paul guitar, the instrumental track echoes classic late ’60s instrumentals by the likes of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Beck and highlights the taste and musicianship of the man who sees himself as primarily a guitar player.

Les Paul Waltz represents but one flavour on Naylor’s wide-ranging collection of guitar instrumentals. Also taking inspiration from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Dicky Betts, Peter Frampton, Eddie Hazel, David Axelrod and more recent artists like AIR and Spiritualized, Soundtracks Volume 2 is a testament to the artist’s current vision and new phase.

Warm Water from talented singer-songwriter Naomi Keyte, known for her interesting melodies and honest lyrics, delves into the profound themes of deep friendship, shared rituals, and the universal longing for connection, serving as a love song for friendship, celebrating the profound connections that go beyond romantic love.

A beautifully composed folk-pop ode to the simple yet significant ways we express love and care for the people we hold dear, Warm Water draws inspiration from Naomi’s own experiences, reflecting on the intimate bonds of friendship and the small, meaningful gestures that strengthen them.

In this evocative single, Naomi Keyte shares a personal insight into her own friendships, highlighting the role of her closest confidantes, Lauren and Zoe. Lauren’s introduction of rose hip oil and Zoe’s gift of a special soft cloth face washer became a part of Naomi’s daily routine—a morning and evening ritual that grounds her and reconnects her with her own embodiment.

“I love the way we learn from each other and share small habits,” Naomi Keyte explains.
“Every time I wash my face, I have Lauren and Zoe with me. Intimacy isn’t something that has to be confined to romantic relationships. Many of my platonic relationships have moments of intimacy and vulnerability.”

Perth misfit Peter Bibby releases his new single The One, accompanied by a music video shot while the artist was in LA putting the finishing touches on a new collection of songs. Peter Bibby also announces an Australian tour in support of The One.

Peter Bibby on the video shoot, “I flew to LA to mix some new music I had written and we decided to shoot a music video while I was there. I had basically no idea what we were going to film, but Kristofski just picked me up and drove my jet lagged ass all over the place, pointing a camera at me everywhere we went. The result is a kind of chaotic holiday montage, like a ‘visit LA’ promo video if they didn’t actually want you to visit LA. I think it’s incredible.”

“The One was written in two parts. I started it when I was first hooking up with someone, all anxious about how I was feeling about her and thinking I was being foolish. I finished it a year or so later when I found myself living with that very same someone, happy as a pig in shit. So I guess you could say it’s a love song? As if the world needed another one of them.” says Peter Bibby

Following a breathtaking live show at Sydney Opera House last Friday as part of their 50th birthday celebrations, acclaimed Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan has unveiled the video for her important, first solo single, Blak Nation.

The video gives viewers a behind the scenes look at Emma and her band in the studio, whilst reinforcing the key messages of Blak Nation. It was filmed by Chris Cowburn, Tori Styles and Robert “Squid” Collins, and edited by Chris Cowburn.

Emma explains the premise of song saying, “Lyrically Blak Nation is about a cultural practice called back burning, we make a cool fire to promote regrowth. The ‘cool fire’ is reference to the new generation. Bringing the Blak Nation to front of this nation, new artists continuing to tell their powerful stories. That ‘cool fire’ is new generation of Blak voice in Music industry today. I’m proud of the progress we have made as a nation. Seeing Aboriginal names of Country & People shared. To see all kinds of people acknowledging traditional places where they live and work. This didn’t happen for my old people and even me growing up, it’s good to see it more now.”

The Smile will release a new album, Wall Of Eyes, on 26th January 2024 on XL Recordings.

A track from the record, also called Wall Of Eyes, is out now and is accompanied by a video from the film director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Following a global premiere on The Zane Lowe Apple Music 1 show, award winning artist Thelma Plum returns with her highly awaited new single We Don’t Talk About It.

My new song “We Don’t Talk About It” is finally out!” shares Thelma. “This song is deeply personal and I’ve been itching/anxious to share it with you all – I’m so happy that release day is here at last.

We Don’t Talk About It is the first taste of new music from Thelma, since the release of the MEANJIN EP last year. Her innate talent for song writing has amassed a legion of global fans and nearly 200 million streams, 9 x ARIA Nominations and 3 x ARIA Platinum certified singles including Better In Blak, Homecoming Queen and Clumsy Love lifted from Thelma’s era-defining, award winning album BETTER IN BLAK.

Ahead of the release of his brand new EP Mirage due out on Friday 1 November, multi-faceted guitarist and songwriter Plini has unveiled a scintillating new single Still Life out now.

Balancing gleaming guitarwork, whimsical grooves and oscillating instrumentation, Still Life also features some spectacular additional fretwork courtesy of Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi.

“Tosin was one of the main inspirations for me getting into writing guitar-centric music in the first place. His band, Animals As Leaders, took me on some of my first tours around the world and we’ve since become good friends, so to have him play on one of my songs is something that teenage me would never even have dreamed of. Such a treat!” – Plini

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