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London Plane • Bright Black

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  London Plane  • Bright Black

NYC-based post-punk / alternative rock collective London Plane have announced that they will soon unleash their 'Bright Black' album via the Declared Goods label - a collection of tracks that are electrified, possessed, pulsing and relentless.

April 20 brings the release of the title track 'Bright Black', at once an anti-war song and a simple, hopeful sentiment or little prayer to whoever is listening (the universe, the gods, you). This is a glimpse of brightness amongst the invasion of darkness, both internal and external, imminent and eventual, this track sets the tone for the album as a whole.

The six-piece's earlier single 'Watch That Madman Go' is also highly relevant given current world events. A rebuke of propaganda, this targets the grand tradition of political dictatorship. Directed by Greg Vegas, the video features some of the 20th century's most despised despots - from the Nazis to Ceaușescu.

London Plane also present 'Francesco (Italiano)', a haunting goth-dance anthem that channels the original 'Francesco' single through a Latin prism. Equally inspired by a cloth-covered 1970s diary by an immigrant, found among personal belongings discarded on a New York curb and the hospitalization of Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy on the eve of his NYC performance, 'Francesco' spins the tale of Catholic Saint, stigmatist, levitator and mystic Padre Pio as a young man.

London Plane is a juggernaut of a band made up of David Mosey (guitar and vocals), Jessica Cole (vocals), Bryan Garbe (drums), Grant Parker (bass), Julian Tulip (synths) and Kristofer Widholm (guitar). Their roots trace back to 2014 backstage at a tribute show to the recently deceased Lou Reed, when Psychedelic Furs' Joe McGinty introduced David to Jessica, both of whom were performing.

Following the success of their debut album 'New York Howl', released in 2018, the band methodically worked on new material in 2019 and early 2020. The result is 'Bright Black', an album packed with hope amidst cultural, sociopolitical, and ecological devastation, screaming a passionate battle cry back to the pop music spectrum. In effect, a hook-filled avant-rock study in context and contradictions.

As of April 20, the single will be available digitally everywhere, including Apple Music and Spotify. The full 'Bright Black' album will be released on 📌 June 17 and can already be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

"Gutsy slab of avante pop... deliciously dark" ~ POP MATTERS

"Bursting with the earnest romance of Gothic poetry tinged with the ennui of 21st-century dystopia" ~ POST-PUNK.COM

"Rousing, triumphant" ~ GOD IS IN THE TV

"Tight, energy-packed and full of venom and fire" ~ IS THIS MUSIC?

"Dark and goth-y, but it’s also firmly rooted in pop" ~ MAGNET MAGAZINE

"Punchy and elegant pop songs"  LOUDER THAN WAR


London Plane

Bright Black

Declared Goods

20 April 2022

Produced by McKenzie Stubbert and David Mosey
Recorded at House Under Magic Studio, Brooklyn
Engineered by Danny Taylor at House Under Magic Studio, Brooklyn
Mixed by Mckenzie Stubbert
All lyrics by David Mosey
Music By David Mosey, Kristofer Widholm, Grant Parker, Bryan Garbe
Record cover art by Yoshi Sodeoka

Keep up with London Plane
Website | Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram 
 Twitter | YouTube Soundcloud | Apple Music | Spotify 

Keep up with Declared Goods
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 
 Soundcloud | YouTube | Deezer | Spotify


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