WL//WH Premiere: LONDON PLANE Darkly Remembers “When We Were Right”


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Following the well-received sophomore album, “Bright Black”, in 2022 via fellow independent label Declared Goods, rife with a heady blend of Dark Post-punk grooves with ethereal Jangle Pop, NYC-based Alternative Rock collective London Plane return in the new year with a refreshed line-up, ready to revive the contagious energy of their live shows that London Plane has become renowned for, especially among their home crowd.

The 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), presents a new video, shot on location in Instanbul by Kashif Khan, for one of “Bright Black”’s most energized songs, When We Were Right”, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere. 

“When We Were Right” is London Plane’s Lust For Life, but instead of Johnny Yen’s liquor and drugs it’s a rock n’ roll exorcism marking the end of the affair, a haunted house dance party fit only for the damned. In the song, Mosey’s slightly deranged baritone wanders through the hallways, unholy, drenched in shadows, seeing her ghost in the corners and in the lamps while a bruising bass rumbles menacingly. The dance down the dark corridors of the verses pours into the open at the choruses. Gang vocals bring the song to the edge of chaos, the demons unchained, all at once joining the dancey maelstrom.

A raucous blast of Rock’n’Roll that rattles and rings along, cloaked in a sweeping loud, boisterous drama, fed off by an electrifying concoction of restless high-energy drum beats, throbbing punchy bass lines, strident shredding and skewed guitar riffs laced with eerie and edgy sparkling melodies, and sinister jagged splinters, to encompass powerfully angsty, haunted vocals and claustrophobic group choral immersions, with relentless, obsessive, and desperate memories from the secret shadows of “When We Were Right.”

The Official Video, filmed in Istanbul by Kashif Khan merges the intoxicating hustling grit of a nocturnal urban landscape with notable arabesque décor and an intriguing performance, to sync seamlessly with the chaos of the soundtrack. Off-kilter camera angles, negative light photography, and strobing flows of fragmented black-and-white motion encapsulate a Turkish-clad street performer with nightmarish visions, of surreal exaggerated perception.

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