PLANK! made up of guitarist and synth player Dave Rowe, bassist Edward Troup and drummer, Liam Stewart, are either unaware or simply unconcerned about the shifting fads of their geographical contemporaries (they’re from Manchester). Refreshingly separate from their surroundings, they instead focus on an electronically expressive sound borne out of a respect to the likes of 70s Krautrock pioneers Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, alongside more wilfully expansive rock and mind bending electronics, as seen on the sprawling designs of 2012’s debut LP Animalism. More recently Plank! have fully taken the plunge into gloriously off-kilter pop instrumentals and limb-seducing oscillations, with brilliant new single ‘Aphidelity,’ taken from their forthcoming and even more expansive second album ‘Hivemind’ due this summer on Manchester label Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings.