Fresh on from revealing our 2019 Young Guitarist of the Year finalists , it gives us great pleasure to announce that New Jersey's Abigail Zachko - one of the competition's 2018 alumni - and her band This Was Planned* have released their debut album, Sunshine Lullaby.
The full-length follows hot on the heels of excellent lead single, Seafoam, released earlier this year. That single hinted at a complex and colourful math rock that has won comparisons to the likes of Chon and Fall Of Troy and we're pleased to say that Sunshine Lullaby, offers a similar blend of technicality, dynamism and lilting melodic interplay.
The three-piece group hail from New Jersey and New York, and is completed by Joey Caride on bass and Mike Caminiti on drums. A vocalist and guitarist, Abigail won a place in last year's Young Guitarist of the Year final, then aged just 14.
You can get hold of the debut from This Was Planned* on Spotify and BandCamp and then we recommend you check out Abigail's performance in the Young Guitarist of the Year 2018 final.
Want to watch the Young Guitarist of the Year 2019 live final?
The Young Guitarist of the Year 2019 final will take place on Saturday 21 September at the UK Guitar Show, held at London’s Business Design Centre. Visit the UK Guitar Show website for tickets.