Spotlight Artist Plain Sails

Here at ICMP we are proud to support our students and alumni and always look forward to sharing their successes.

Every Tuesday we source the best new releases from our community and make them #ICMPSpotlight of the week.

This time we've chosen to shine a light on Plain Sails, band which features ICMP alumnus Andy Tanaka.



Since forming in late 2017, Plain Sails have exploded onto the live music circuit with their powerful and emotive alternative rock and played some well-known London venues, such as The Dome and The O2 Academy Islington, as well as headlined Camden Rocks festival. 

'When The Firing Stops//When The War Is Won' is the third single that the band has released this year. With this track, the band moves more boldly, exploring new territory whilst not forgetting what has become their trademark sound.

Juxtaposed to the upbeat, summer vibe of the track, the lyrics are an observation of the darker, destructive side of love and explores the cocktail of emotions experienced on the inside of a failing relationship.

Plain Sails are currently on tour and will be headlining The Finsbury Pub, Manor House, on November 22nd 2019. Follow the band on Instagram and Facebook to find out more.

Follow our Spotlight 2019 Spotify playlist, and listen to the newest releases by ICMP students and alumni, including 'When The Firing Stops//When The War IS Won' by Plain Sails.


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