Explore a visual interpretation of new track 'Tether' in a web app created in collaboration with jonobr1


Explore a visual interpretation of new track 'Tether' in a web app created in collaboration with jonobr1

Plaid are pleased to announce a new track 'Tether' from the album 'Reachy Prints' out next month. Ed Handley and Andy Turner have collaborated with jonobr1 (creator of patatap.com) to create a web application that visually interprets the sonic intricacies of the track.

Explore tether.plaid.co.uk

‘Tether’ is accompanied by a series of graphic shapes that gradually evolve as the music progresses; you can manipulate what you hear by clicking and dragging your mouse - or, if watching on your smartphone or tablet, by touching the screen. The track is taken from 'Reachy Prints', Plaid's tenth album which is available at,

iTunes / Bleep / Amazon / Google Play

The application combines technologies that make the web a unique medium. With three basic tools - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - Tether uses the familiar in order to explore the horizons of the web — including SVG, Canvas, WebGL, and WebAudio. Check out our findings on the open sourced repository.

Learn more about jonobr1 and patatap.com at jonobr1.com.

The project follows previous collaborations with Evan Boehm (Nexus Interactive Arts) and The Creators Project for interactive short film The Carp And The Seagull, alongside a more recent collaboration with Bruno Zamborlin for innovative new instruments Mogees. For more information about these and a few more of Plaid's recent collaborations, check out the recent article and YouTube playlist here.

Plaid on Tour

Plaid will be on tour in Europe over the summer, with more dates to be announced soon. See the full list below, which includes the album launch party at Village Underground in London on 23rd May alondside Daedelus, Slugabed and more.

22 The Soup Kitchen - Manchester, GB (Tickets)
23 Village Underground - London, GB (Tickets)
25 Chill Out Festival - Istanbul, TR (Tickets)
29 Conne Island - Leipzig, DE (Tickets)
30 Gretchen - Berlin, DE

01 Tolhuis - Amsterdam, NL (Tickets)
02 AB Club - Brussels, BE (Tickets)
08 Exil - Zurich, CH (Tickets)
13 Gaité lyrique - Paris, FR

23 Ten Days Off - Gent, BE (Tickets)

01 - 03 Dekmantel Festival - Amsterdam, NL (Tickets)


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