Born in a squat in Brixton, growing up in New Zealand and presently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Plum Green combines elements of folk, grunge, goth, and post-rock with her dark lyrical prose. With a focus on crafting intimate live shows her performances are striking and uplifting.
The upcoming EP from Plum Green - Lions in Darkness - will be celebrated on September 8th 2019 at The John Curtin Hotel, a project which has been supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.
Lions in Darkness EP is a collection of songs from Plum and her band spanning a series of three recording opportunities in 2018-2019 across New Zealand and Melbourne.
The single 'Lions In Darkness' was written from a place of wanting to comfort and to be comforted. It's about being watched out for. When all hope feels lost there's always something out there that will understand you.
After completing a debut two month European tour in late 2018, Plum Green entered 2019 with a set of shows in New Zealand and released the album Sound Recordings, and most recently released a music video of her take on the classic Irish folk song She Moved Through the Fair.
Lions in Darkness collects songs from three different recording sessions across 2018 and 2019.
LIONS IN DARKNESS
INTO THE EVENING
BEYOND THE SUN
SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at the new Aux Room studio in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Canning.
Tracks 3 & 4 recorded live at Arch Hill studio in Auckland, New Zealand by John McDermott during the band’s January 2019 tour. Beyond The Sun is a cover of the B-Side from the seminal crust punk band Amebix. These two tracks will be available on physical copies only.
She Moved Through the Fair is a traditional irish folk song, recorded live in a living room in Melbourne, Australia by Daniel Cross.
Mixed and Mastered by Jesse Oberin.
“Dark, sensuous and deeply literate”
The Courier, Australia
"walking a line between dark rock-edged material (channeling the spirit of Jim Morrison's poetics and Patti Smith) and mysterious folk-like ballads, Green rarely falls into the trap of the familiar..."
Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz
"sexuality with the scent of darkness and a twisted knife...Her songs are full of snakes and darkness and rain and emptiness and terror and paranoia."
Gary Steel, witchdoctor.co.nz
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