Upcoming shows:

European Dates:

29/09 BERLIN (GERMANY) - Culture Container  (w/ Remarkable Shipwrecks, Henry Hugo)
08/10 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) - Kis Á Klub (w/ Mark Steiner, Henry Hugo, Pavel Cingl)
09/10 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) - Bang Bang Radio (Live-to-Air)
13/10 VITULAZIO (ITALY) - Mr Rollys
14/10 CIVITA (ITALY) - Hami e Pimi
18/10 AMSTERDAM (NETH) - De Nieuwe Anita (w/ Fabels)
21/10 ALBI (FRANCE) - Jour de Fête
28/10 SAINT-ÉTIENNE (FRANCE) - Thunderbird Lounge (w/ Giant Jack, Fabels)
03/11 KILBURN (LONDON, U.K) - The Good Ship
(w/ Blind Atlas, Emily C. Smith, Janos)

Facebook Event Page


4 star German-language review of "Mythologies" from
Independent Sounds

Thanks to Italy's Sudden Art Music Magazine for their review of Mythologies

Another great review of "Mythologies," in Belgium's
Peek-A-Boo magazine

A lovely review of "Mythologies" from Germany's
Gezeitenstrom Musik Magazine and Blog. The original is
in German, but you can click on an English translation on the right hand side of the page.


Clip for "We're All Drunk Again" up on Ring of Fire's "Bottom of the Pops" Youtube chart list

The song is also playing on Sean Hocking's radio show/podcast on Dandelion Radio throughout September.

Filmclip for "Pretty Maids" up now on

2011 track "This Leaving Time" now available as a free download at Soundcloud


Thanks to Mixdown Magazine for including me in their "10 Artists to Catch Live This Weekend" segment:

Review of the July 3rd show at the Barn, Adelaide Hills, by Robert Brokenmouth at I-94: link


"Mythologies" now available at Heartland Records, 420-422 Victoria St, North Melbourne and
Red Eye Records, Sydney


"Mythologies" is picking up airplay on Triple R, 3CR, Northwest FM, Mountain District Radio (Melbourne),
3D, Triple Z (Adelaide), 4ZZZ (Brisbane), FBI (Sydney), 2MCR (Macarthur), Edge Radio, Tyga FM
(Tasmania), Made In The Shade (Sunbury), Little Water Radio (New York), Loneliest Sound (France, U.K,
Canada), Darkest Hour (Munich), Third Class Ticket Radio Show (U.K), Bang Bang Radio (Budapest),
Dandelion Radio (U.K/Hong Kong), Radio Fréquence Bordeaux (France). Thanks to all the radio
programmers who have been getting behind it.

April 2016:

Filmclip for "We're All Drunk Again up now on

Mythologies now available at Rocking Horse Records, Brisbane: link


Mythologies now available on iTunes and Amazon for streaming and download:
Amazon link


Mythologies now available at Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney St, Adelaide

4/5 review of "Mythologies" by Robert Brokenmouth up on the i94 website:

Mythologies is currently at no. 5 in 3D Radio's top 20 chart

Jan 2016:

Videoclip for Pretty Maids up now on

Review of the 21/01/16 gig at the Metro (by Robert Brokenmouth) up at the I-94 Bar Website

Review of my 10/01/16 album launch at the Tote, by Feeling the Beat, up here

My new album "Mythologies" is out now.

Bandcamp link

Album credits:

Michael Plater: voice, lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitars, baritone guitar, pedal steel guitar
Cabin Inn: lead electric guitar (1, 2, 8)
Clare Bligh: piano (1, 5, 6), organ (1, 5)
Danny Martinov: drums (2), percussion (1, 2, 5, 8)
Dean Richards: e-bow guitar (3, 7), lead slide guitar (10)
Matt Green: harmonica (8, 10), leslie harmonica (2)
Neil Thomason: Nashville acoustic guitar (5)
Pete Azzopardi: bass (2, 10)

All songs recorded and mixed by Neil Thomason at Headgap, 2014-2015

Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering

Artwork: Peter Aldrich (www.peteraldrich.net/)

I'll be appearing on Music Matters, 3CR alongside Dean Richards, for an interview and live session on Friday
Jan 8th. Streaming

Dec: Review of the recent Bowie tribute show up on Feeling the Beat

October. New single "All Those Pretty Maids" out now on Bandcamp. Available for streaming and "pay what
you like" download.
Purchase link

New album "Mythologies" out in December. Tracklisting:

1. The Officer's Mess
2. All Those Pretty Maids
3. Smoke
4. A Matter of Degrees
5. We Lit the Lamps
6. We're All Drunk Again
7. Reflections of a Dream
8. This Place of Exile
9. All Your Priests
10. Old Victories

June: Webpage up for the upcoming
Triffids tribute that's happening at the Fitzroy Pinnacle as part of the
Leaps and Bounds festival. There's also a Leaps and Bounds artist page for me

Thanks to Jonathan Alley for having me and Sam Sejavka on his June 7th Under the Sun radio show to talk
about the W.B. Yeats show.
Playlist and Interview Link.

May: Video clip of me performing Townes Van Zandt's "A Song For" at the Little Mess Hall Townes tribute
up now on

Feb: Michael Plater and the Exit Keys single I'll Wear That Crown up now on Bandcamp

Jan: bunch of shots of Michael Plater and the Exit Keys, Mark Steiner & His Problems, the D-Grades, and
Andrew McCubbin from Wed Jan 7th show at the Public Bar, up now on the Dwarf

Dec: Video clip for "the Officer's Mess" up now on Youtube: link

Solo music page up on facebook

November: New solo single "The Officer's Mess" now available at Bandcamp. It's a "pay what you want" deal.

Purchase link:
click here

Amazon purchase link for "The Officer's Mess" - link

Sept: A live video of Michael Plater and the Exit Keys playing I'll Wear That Crown, filmed at the Vic Hotel
by Barry Douglas, up now on Youtube:

I'll be appearing on Made in the Shade on 3nrg, Sunbury, on Friday September 19th round 7pm, playing a few
songs and having a chat. Here's a link to their webpage:

Michael Plater and the Exit Keys' "The Cause and the Design" available as a free/pay-what-you-want
download at

July: new solo single A Matter of Degrees/Smokeout now at Bandcamp,
streaming and purchase link:
click here

Recorded at Headgap by Neil Thomason, June 2014
mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.

Jan 2014: Many thanks to Paul Pont Davis at Three D Radio 93.7fm Adelaide for including "Rings of Smoke"
from my solo album "Exit Keys" in his Australian songs of the year playlist. Full

Nov: I'll be appearing on Music Matters on 3CR on Friday Nov 22nd around midday, doing an interview and
performing a few songs. Here's the web feed link:


Michael Plater and the Exit Keys track "Backwards Down the Hill" (live on Burning Vinyl 3CR) now available
as a free download at Bandcamp as part of the "What Colour Is Sound?" compilation:


Live clip of Michael Plater and the Exit Keys' "Rings of Smoke" up now on

The Exit Keys will be appearing on Matt Gleeson's Burning Vinyl on 3CR Radio on friday Sept 27th, doing a
live-in-the-studio session and interview. Here's a link to the webpage:
Burning Vinyl

"Exit Keys" now available at Thornbury Records: link

July: Thanks to Paul Pont Davies from Three D radio in Adelaide for giving a couple of my songs a spin on
his show. Here's the blog link:

"Exit Keys" now available at Big Star Records in Adelaide: facebook page

June: A couple of radio interviews: I'll be appearing on Matt Malone's show on 99.9FM in Ballarat on Tuesday
June 18th. The stream for the show is at: http://www.voicefm.com.au/listen-live-online/

Then on Wednesday the 19th I'll be appearing on "Get Cereal" on Syn FM in Melbourne at 8.30am.

April: Currently top ten in Reverb Nation's alternative charts for Melbourne:

March: "Exit Keys" now available at Red Eye Records in Sydney: link


Michael Plater and the Exit Keys recording of "Traces"available as a free download at

Jan 2013:

Lovely 5/5 review of "Exit Keys" in Vents Magazine from the Dominican Republic:

Interview with British website Leicester Bangs: link

Dec: "Exit Keys" now available at:
CD baby: link
Amazon: link

"Exit Keys" now available at the following stores:

Thornbury Records, 591 High St  Thornbury
Red Eye Records, 143 York St, Sydney
Pure Pop Records, 221 Barky St, St Kilda
Rocking Horse Records, 245 Albert St, Brisbane

Oct: Added Michael Plater and the Exit Keys facebook site:

Sept: Review of "Exit Keys" at Leicester Bangs website: link

Aug 2012: "Exit Keys" available for digital download at Bandcamp:
$10 for the album, $1 per track:
purchase link

New album "Exit Keys" out now.

All tracks recorded by Brooke Penrose at Captain B studio, 2011-2012.

Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Jack the Bear's Deluxe Mastering


1. Traces
2. Rings of Smoke
3. A Curse On This Town
4. Ghosts
5. My Final Cause
6. Our Dancing Daughters
7. One Last Drop of Poison
8. The Vulgar Tongue
9. Exit Keys
10. This Leaving Time

July: Rings of Smoke/My Final Cause now available at Thornbury Records:

Local radio presenter and mastering genius Adam Dempsey will be playing a few tracks from my forthcoming
album "Exit Keys"on his Roarhouse Radio show on Northwest FM (alternate wednesdays 4-6pm) over the
next few weeks. Tune in! http://www.northwestfm.org/

May: "Our Dancing Daughters," a track from forthcoming album "Exit Keys," now available as a free
download at bandcamp:

April: Added soundcloud site: link

Feb 2012: New double a-side single Rings of Smoke/My Final Cause out now.

Bandcamp purchase link:
click here

Both tracks are taken from forthcoming album "Exit Keys."

Produced by Brooke Penrose at Captain B Studio
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering
Cover artwork by Leigh Chalker