Byron Bay indie-rockers PLTS (pronounced 'Pilots') make their grand return with new single 'Young Ones', the lead track from their upcoming Lonely Leaves EP, out May 24 via Same Skin Recordings. The news is paired with a tour announcement in support of the release, seeing the band perform four shows around the country.
Pre-order the Lonely Leaves EP here. Tickets to all shows available here.
Bittersweet 'Young Ones' is a song about reflection, a collection of memories and stories that shape the world you've built around yourself. Straddling the realms of mature indie and stadium rock, the track articulates feelings of growth, change and loss - elements which across the seven tracks of Lonely Leaves evoke a rich sense of nostalgia. From opener 'Without You' to the title track, the EP continues the band's penchant for soaring, anthemic vocals, interjected with undiluted southern-rock guitar tones, capturing a rawness that even in its quietest moments is powerfully unrestrained. On the recording process, vocalist Kit Bray explained, "Working with Nick Didia (The Gaslight Anthem, Powderfinger, WAAX) was an incredibly disciplined process, his approach to capturing the real moments in these songs is unparalleled to anything we've ever worked on."
To celebrate the release of Lonely Leaves, PLTS will launch the EP with their first performances in a year, unleashing their electric energy over four shows in May and June including as support for Dear Seattle in Melbourne and Hobart, before making their way north for headline shows at Sydney's OAF Gallery Bar and Brisbane's Black Bear Lodge.
Since forming in 2012, Byron Bay's PLTS have produced mesmerising music, and through their exploration of grunge, indie and garage rock, developed an innate knack for writing larger-than-life songs including beloved singles 'On & On' and 'Maelstrom'. The indie rockers are now ushering in a new era, embracing a less polished sound whilst offering up raw and organic recordings that capture the essence of their live show. Clocking in over 3.6 million streams, the band has hit the road with a hugely diverse array of artists, from Hockey Dad and Harts to Hands Like Houses and Kingswood, and performed at Splendour In The Grass 2016 as triple j Unearthed winners.
PLTS – Lonely Leaves Tour
Tickets to all shows available here
Friday 24 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne*
Saturday 25 May – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart*
Saturday 1 June – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Thursday 13 June – OAF Gallery Bar, Sydney
*Supporting Dear Seattle