PLENTY BACK IN The STUDIO
Tim, Brian and Dave met up in November to work on a possible second album - more details on the Facebook page ….
NEW INTERVIEW FROM TIM
Tim had given an interview to PROGLODYTES which includes information about PLENTY - more details on the Facebook page
PLENTY REHEARSE FOR FIRST TIME IN 32 YEARS
Tim, Brian and Dave met up in May to rehearse and record - more details on the Facebook page ….
NEW DIARY ENTRY FROM TIM
Tim has written a new Diary Update which includes information about PLENTY - more details on Tim's website.
PLENTY ALBUM HITS THE CHARTS
It Could Be Home" has entered the Official Charts for New Releases at number 16
The album was also listed on the Progressive Rock Streaming Charts at number 24
MORE ALBUM REVIEWS
We are getting closer to the official release date of Plenty's debut album - this Friday 27th April
The number of on-line and in print reviews is growing steadily
For more reviews see MEDIA page
Here are some quotes ....
"An album that oozes class and quality from every musical moment"
"Another uptempo track is Climb, which has a real post-punk meets The Associates taking a quick detour via The Comsat Angels (circa the Fiction album). What a marvellous melting pot."
Mr. Kinski's Music Shack
"It Could Be Home" is reviewed in the current April 2018 issue of PROG magazine !
For more reviews see MEDIA page
"It Could Be Home" is reviewed in the current April 2018 issue of Classic Pop magazine - it gets 4 stars out of 5 !
STRANGE GODS VIDEO
Plenty have released a video for Strange Gods from the album It Could Be Home, which is released by Karisma Records on 27 April 2018.
Buy the album on Vinyl or CD from Burning Shed.
“Strange Gods was originally written in 1987 and the 2018 It Could Be Home version doesn’t change much lyrically or structurally. In terms of its melancholy atmosphere and highly textured soundscape, it was always one of my favourite Plenty songs and I feel we’ve managed to reinterpret it with a sense of grace that the original hinted at but ultimately lacked. It shares some qualities with the 1980s output of The Blue Nile and David Sylvian, but I feel it’s very much its own song and that it’s a great example of a particular aspect of Plenty’s music.” Tim Bowness 2018
PLENTY - KARISMA RECORDS UPDATE
VIDEO AND SINGLE RELEASE
Karisma Records have good news today for fans of PLENTY because today they bring you two tracks from the upcoming album “It Could Be home” . One is a single release for the track “Hide” and the other is a lyric video for the track “Every Stranger’s Voice”.
Of “Every Stranger’s Voice” Bowness has this to say:
“Every Stranger’s Voice” was one of the last songs written by Plenty during its first incarnation and dates from 1990. It’s one of the grand ‘doomed romantic ballads’ that partly defined Plenty and early No-Man. I always felt it was one of the strongest songs we’d come up with, but it had the misfortune of emerging in the month that No-Man got its first record and publishing deals so was abandoned very shortly after being written. Michael Bearpark’s searing solo on the track is a real highlight for me. Bob Hodds’ atmospheric video ambiguously captures the emotional ‘force of nature’ that drives the lyric”.
With regard to the single “Hide”, Bowness went on to say:
“”Hide” is one of the few Plenty pieces that betrays the band’s origins as part of the thriving Liverpool Post-Punk/Art Pop scene of the 1980s. It was written in 1987 and was an important part of the live performances we did at the time. All two of them! I always liked the fact that the song itself hid a dark lyric about mental illness and the desire for retreat behind a jaunty and propulsive musical facade. As I croon about someone’s tragic decline and stasis, Brian and David’s playing exudes something joyous and surprising. The lyric was inspired by a friend who also provided part of the inspiration behind No-Man’s Animal Ghost”.
“Hide” is available from all the usual streaming and download services details of which can be found at http://phonofile.link/hide