24-year-old prog-guitar virtuoso PLINI has unveiled "Electric Sunrise" as the lead single of his upcoming full-length debut album Handmade Cities, due out late summer 2016.

Originally premiered on Guitar World, check out "Electric Sunrise" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv_a6rlRjZk

The self-produced, self-managed guitarist and composer has cultivated a worldwide following as a result of his three independently released EPs, a corresponding transcription book and a string of sold-out shows in the U.S. with Intervals. PLINI, whose videos have amassed more than five million views on YouTube, is now on a festival and club tour with Animals As Leaders and Intervals. Tour dates, artwork and a track-list for Handmade Cities are below.

Plini's fretwork has garnered praise from top players across the globe, including none other than Steve Vai“When I saw Plini play, I felt that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure,” Vai said.

The album features world-class performances from drummer Troy Wright and bassist Simon Grove (The Helix Nebula) and artwork by long-time collaborator Alex Pryle.

PLINI commented “I imagine each of these pieces as soundtracks to different narratives and urban spaces. Some are real, some are imaginary, some are both. When we were recording drums, there were many moments where Troy was interpreting certain rhythms completely differently to me.

"In the same way, I had a very specific concept for this collection of tunes and artwork, but I find it exciting that, being instrumental music, where it takes the listener could be completely different to what I intended.”


Tour dates:

7/20/2016    Patronaat    Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016    Valkhof Festival    Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016    ROCKPALAST    Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016    Colos-Saal    Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016    Free & Easy    Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016    Wizemann    Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016    GRILLEN    Colmar, France
7/28/2016    Dynamo    Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016    Centre Culturel Oecuménique    Lyon, France
7/30/2016    CONNEXION    Toulouse, France
8/01/2016    BUT    Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016    RAZZ2    Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016    Rats    Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016    Phenomenon    Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016    Il Deposito    Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016    Szene Wien    Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016    A38    Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016    Brutal Assault    Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016    Musik & Freiden    Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016    Knust    Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016    Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.    Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016    GARAGE    Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016    DIVAN DU MONDE    Paris, France
8/18/2016    The Craufurd Arms    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016    Arctangent Festival    Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016    Key Club    Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016    GARAGE    London, United Kingdom

Handmade Cities Track-list:

1.      Electric Sunrise (Hear it above!)
2.      Handmade Cities
3.      Inhale
4.      Every Piece Matters
5.      Pastures
6.      Here We Are, Again
7.      Cascade

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