Sydney guitar-maestro Plini released his sophomore album, Impulse Voices, last November. To the dismay of not just us but all of the scene, he hasn’t been able to tour on it yet, but all of that changes now. Plini has announced an East Coast run of dates slated for July, with the extraordinaire set to hit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in quick succession in support of the release. Plini and his band (Chris Allison, Jake Howsam Lowe and Simon Grove) will pay their musical respects to highlights from his entire back catalogue, although this will be the first true showcase of songs off Impulse Voices in a live setting.
“It was definitely a little strange releasing a new album without being able to celebrate it with live shows,” Plini observed, “but being able to announce these three (and hopefully more soon) has me and my band over the moon! Going to be practising like crazy, putting together a new setlist… I’m even a little excited just to coil cables after the shows. See you all soon!”
Speaking on his new album, Plini told Blunt Magazine last year what was different for him this time around. He explained: “I think that more than anything, I want people to listen to this one a little more deeply. In the past, obviously I still put my all into the music, but there was a sense of ‘easy listening’ at times. But not this time.” He added that in order to encourage that, he tried to give Impulse Voices “a bigger sense of atmosphere…Essentially, making it more immersive.”
Fans of his music will surely be aware of Stephen Taranto, who will join him for the string of dates. Playing music from his Permanence EP for the first time, Stephen will also co-host with Plini in a music masterclass/Q&A session before each show. You can peep the dates for the upcoming run below.
Plini ‘Impulse Voices’ Tour
With special guest Stephen Taranto.
Thursday 15th July
The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 16th July
170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday 17th July
The Factory Theatre, Sydney