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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Electric Sunrise,” a new song by 24-year-old progressive Australian guitarist Plini.

The track is from the guitarist’s debut full-length album, Handmade Cities, which will be released August 26.

The self-produced, self-managed guitar sensation has developed 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 5 million views on YouTube, is now on a festival and club tour with Animals As Leaders and Intervals. You can check out their dates—plus the track list for Handmade Cities—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.

“I imagine each of these pieces as soundtracks to different narratives and urban spaces,” Plini said. “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.”

Following the release of Handmade Cities, Plini will embark on a headlining Australian tour; the dates are listed below.

For more about Plini, visit plini.co and follow along on Facebook.



UK/EUROPE with Animals As Leaders, Intervals
11 Glasgow, UK @ CATHOUSE 
12 Newcastle, UK @ ACADEMY 2 
13 Manchester, UK @ SOUND CONTROL 
14 Birmingham, UK @ THE RAINBOW 
15 Cardiff, UK @ THE GLOBE 
16 Plymouth, UK @ THE HUB 
17 Reading, UK @ SUB89 
18 Southampton, UK @ ENGINE ROOMS 
20 Haarlem, Netherlands @ PATRONAAT 
22 Bochum, Germany @ ROCKPALAST 
23 Aschaffenburg, Germany @ COLOSSAAL 
24 Munich, Germany @ FREE & EASY FEST
25 Stuttgart, Germany @ WIZEMANN 
26 Colmar, France @ GRILLEN 
28 Zurich, Switzerland @ DYNAMO 
29 Lyon, France @ CCO 
30 Toulouse, France @ CONNEXION

1 Madrid, Spain @ BUT 
2 Barcelona, Spain @ RAZZ2 
3 Puget sur Argens, France @ RATS 
4 Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy @ PHENOMENON
5 Pordenone, Italy @ IL DEPOSITO
6 Collegno, Italy @ PADIGLIONE 14
7 Borghetto, Italy @ AGOSTO BORGHETTARO
9 Vienna , Austria @ SZENE 
10 Budapest, Hungary @ A38 
11 Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic @ BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL 
12 Berlin, Germany @ MUSIK & FRIEDEN 
13 Hamburg, Germany @ KNUST 
14 Weisbaden, Germany @ SCHLACHTHOF
15 Saarbrücken, Germany @ GARAGE
16 Paris, France @ DIVAN DU MONDE 
18 Milton Keynes, UK @ CRAUFURD ARMS 
20 Leeds, UK @ KEY CLUB 
21 London, UK @ GARAGE

AUSTRALIA with Intervals
Thu 1st Brisbane @ BRIGHTSIDE
Fri 2nd Sydney  @ OXFORD ART FACTORY
Sat 3rd Melbourne @ MAX WATTS
Fri 9th Adelaide @ FAT CONTROLLER
Sat 10th Perth @ AMPLIFIER

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


Plini Premieres New Song, "Electric Sunrise"
Source: Guitar World