Doja Cat Appears To Sample Plini On Metal Version Of “Say So” At “MTV Europe Music Awards”

Pop star Doja Cat recently performed a metal version of her song “Say So” during the “MTV Europe Music Awards.” Notably, the track appeared to contain a sample from Plini‘s “Handmate Cities.“ Plini tweeted the following about that:

Plini To Release New Album “Impulse Voices” In November, Premieres New Song “I’ll Tell You Someday”

Plini will be releasing a new album titled “Impulse Voices” on November 27. The guitarist recorded the effort with Simon Grove on bass and Chris Allison on drums. The following guests also took part: Dave Mackay (piano/synthesizer), John Waugh (saxophone), and Amy Turk (electro-acoustic harp). The first single “I’ll Tell You Someday” can be found below:

Plini said the following about the new song:

“I picked this as the first ‘single’ because I wanted to provide the listener with a big, warm, instrumental hug, in a time when I feel everyone could use one. I think it gives a friendly first impression of the album, in terms of sound and energy, though may also provide a false sense of security for some of the stranger territory the rest of the album ventures into…”

He also added the following about the record:

“The early demos for these songs range from a few months to a few years old, but the majority of the work that went into the album was during the first half of this year. With all travel plans cancelled until further notice, I slowed my lifestyle way down and spent almost every day from March til August wandering around Sydney, listening to podcasts and music, and then coming home and chipping away at these songs.

It was an extremely fun, rewarding and explorative process – the closest I’ve felt to the free-spiritedness I had when I first started writing music (way before ever releasing it), but informed by everything I’ve learnt and experienced in the last few years of tours and travel.

To make an analogy, I feel like I designed a pretty cool house for the listener to inhabit with these songs, but it was made truly special by the masterfully-crafted furnishings and decorations added by Chris, Simon and the rest of the musicians involved.”

“Impulse Voices” Track Listing:

01. “I’ll Tell You Someday”
02. “Papelillo”
03. “Perfume”
04. “Last Call”
05. “Impulse Voices”
06. “Pan”
07. “Ona / 1154”
08. “The Glass Bead Game”

King Mothership (Periphery, Etc.) Premiere Video For New Song “I Stand Alone“ Featuring Plini

King Mothership, the band featuring Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Matt Halpern (Periphery), and Tai Wright (Slaves), have premiered a new video for their new song “I Stand Alone.” This track features Plini and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Ritual,” which is set to be released on October 2.

Between The Buried And Me, Plini, & Trioscapes Members Cover Weather Report’s “Teen Town”

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me), Walter Fancourt (Trioscapes), and Chris Allison (Plini) recently teamed up for a cover of Weather Report‘s “Teen Town.“ A video for the track, which has been re-titled “Quaranteen Town,“ can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Plini Shares Two New Interludes

Plini has shared some new interludes titled “Birds” and “Surfers.“ He said the following about those:

“two ‘interludes’ (i hesitate to call them ‘songs’), inspired by two unrelated-but-similar-happy-accident photographs where an arrangement of birds in the sky and surfers in the sea looked like sheet music – so i transcribed the photos into melodies and this is the result. hope you enjoy xoxo”

Covet Drop Off Periphery’s U.S. Tour, Arch Echo Added

Covet have been forced to drop off Periphery’s U.S. tour with Plini “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Arch Echo will be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

01/30 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
01/31 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/01 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/04 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/06 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/07 Austin, TX – Emos
02/08 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
02/10 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
02/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
02/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/14 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/16 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel

My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Australian Download Festival Shows

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 Download Festival events in Australia. The Melbourne show will be held at the Showgrounds on March 20, while the Sydney show will be held at Parramatta Park on March 21. Here’s the lineup: My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Ministry, In Flames, Testament, Carcass, Alestorm, Lacuna Coil, Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake, The Hu, Baroness, Ne Obliviscaris, Bodyjar, New Years Day, Clowns, Venom Prison, Skynd, Thornhill, Disentomb, Stand Atlantic, Plini, Redhook, and Dregg.