The froth levels were ridiculously high when the recent news dropped that Mudvayne and Coal …
Planisphere has returned with a pulsating, dance-punk tune.
It’s called White Rabbit, and it’s very inspired by the Matrix, so we’re sure you’ll be embracing your inner Neo.
Taking both the red and blue pill, the band has embraced two contrasting genres – electronic and contemporary alt-rock. Ultimately, this has seen the band push the limits of their sound once more, resulting in a groovy, brooding track that’d be right at home on both the dance floor and the mosh pit.
Excitingly, White Rabbit is also the band’s first DIY release, with the four-piece covering everything but the mastering, where they enlisted the help of Ross Caygill.
“Finally taking the plunge to do everything in house was a massive learning experience, but allowed us to get everything sitting exactly how we wanted it, on our own time,” says the band’s Lorcan Coates. “Brock Weston (Bugs), our previous mixer, would never have let me sit there in his studio for 3.5 hours fiddling with the verse bass synth, so we felt like this was the track to take the leap on.”
White Rabbit sees the band push the limits of their sound once more, resulting in a groovy, brooding track that’d be right at home on both the dance floor and the mosh pit.
The band also worked with Brisbane-based videographer Millicent Norman, who helped bring the tracks’ Matrix influences to life.
“The idea for the music video was one that was laying dormant ever since I’d seen the music video for the Flume/Chet Faker collab Drop the Game. It’s literally just this dancer just solo freestyling in an industrial street at nighttime, gradually stepping it up as the song progresses. We wanted to bring a similar approach to our video, with someone in a Neo type role going through some interrogation/simulation chaos and gradually losing it. We brought the idea to Milli for her to work her magic, and I had an old school friend Sam who is now a professional dancer so I hit him up, and the rest is history!” adds Coates.
Readers in Brisbane will be able to catch the track live on August 25th, when Planisphere headlines King Lear’s Throne. They’ll be joined by psych-rockers Bonsai Bay. You can grab tickets here.