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PLENTY - Reveal New Lyric Video And New Single From Upcoming Album

British art pop/post-punk act Plenty who have waited three decades for a new release from the band that was formed in 1986 from the remnants of the eccentric Liverpool-based post-punk ensemble A Better Mousetrap and the art rockers from Warrington, After The Stranger, and is the immediate predecessor to Tim Bowness' No-Man band. 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 Davids playing exudes something joyous and surprising. The lyric was inspired by a friend who also provided part of the inspiration behind No-Mans Animal Ghost."
The album, It Could Be Home, will be released on 27th April via Karisma Records. It Could Be Home is a debut release over thirty years in the making. Distinctively echoing then contemporary artists such as The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout - alongside the iconic likes of David Bowie and Peter Gabriel - Plentys music alternated between electro-pop anthems, poignant ballads and ambient experiments and was unheard at the time beyond two North West performances and a handful of plays on local radio stations such as Piccadilly Radio, BBC GMR, BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City. Between spring 2016 and summer 2017, founder members Tim Bowness, Brian Hulse and David K Jones re-recorded Plentys catalogue of 1980s songs and set about completing the album the band had hoped to release three decades previously. Whilst re-writing some lyrics and streamlining elements of the songs arrangements, the band remained faithful to both the spirit of the original recordings and the era in which the songs were written. In the player below you can check out the lyric video for the track "Every Stranger's Voice" and at this location you can give a listen to the single "Hide". Link