Plum Green To Set Out On Summer Tour
Coming off the success of her Auckland and Wellington release shows for her The Red EP in late 2010, songbird Plum Green has announced another series of dates - including debuts in Christchurch and Dunedin and an encore performance at Auckland's Wine Cellar at the start of the Auckland Fringe Festival 2011.
The Legend of Plum Green is that she is the descendant of Soviet royalty, the bastard child of a disgraced Monarch who sent her away from Eastern Europe as a child. But truth be told, she was born in an East London Squat her parents had broken into.
The daughter of a jazz-singing Parisian showgirl and a saxophone-playing Jewish intellectual, Plum Green's music is enigmatic and deep. Her mixture of acoustic folk and grunge has made an impact and secured her a loyal following. Plum Green has always had this mix of youthful wisdom, naive worldliness, a corrupt innocent, which makes her music and lyrics heady and intriguing.
The Red, Plum Green's sophomore release, takes it's title from her song The Red of Infection, alluding to the beautiful part of something polluted or rotten, maps out not only Plum Green's intentions leading into a future full length release, but a great number of hurts that are healed (or healing). In due course, The Red may not atone for all the misanthropy that Plum Green has exuded in her life, but acts as a form of redemption not only for herself, but for those that find solace in her music. "I sing about pain, about life and tell stories [...] and people tell me I helped, and that is the most important thing of all", Plum Green admits.
Her sequence of shows throughout February with a colourful range of supporting acts should be inspiring.
Saturday 5 February
with the Blood Flowers, Athena Di Lure and Vorn & the Sunshine Suite
Saturday 26 February
Wine Cellar, Auckland
with the Mysterons (unplugged), Jesus Raine and Veronica Hime