PLAZA drop fierce new single ‘Deep In My Head’ and announce the release of their debut EP ‘PLAZA’, out on April 14th via Beyond the Wall Records
PLAZA ~ Deep In My Head
“A loud and delightful track, full of infectious hooks and hypnotising vocals, “Deep In My Head” is both bold and beautiful.” Wonderland
“Headstrong and intelligent, PLAZA’s mathematical take on anthemic indie ties itself in ever-tightening knots from the off ” DIY Magazine
“PLAZA are small town dreamers with an edge. Brattish grunge pop with an obnoxious vibe, they’re out to annoy and entertain in equal measures.” Clash
PLAZA release new single ‘Deep in My Head’, and announce debut EP ‘PLAZA’ out April 14th on Beyond the Wall Records.
Reverb soaked guitars create a haunting backdrop for Brad Lennard’s contemplative vocals, before a sudden spark of ferocity in the instrumentation ushers in an electrifying primal scream. Simultaneously claustrophobic and cavernous in feeling ‘Deep in My Head’ is the most irresistible statement of intent from PLAZA to date.
“The essence of Deep In My Head is around mental health and how it can manipulate you into a completely different person to what you you once were.”Says Brad “It’s about being lost in your own mind, but alongside the unease and anxieties of it all, feeling that you’re set up in the right place.”
4 late-teens from the industrial seaside town of Hartlepool, PLAZA are writing anthems that resonate the trials and tribulations of growing up; youthful romance, lukewarm beers, parmos and the ‘prospects’ this brings in divided Britain.
With their debut releases through 2016, PLAZA have quickly gained a reputation for their intelligent songwriting and chaotic live shows around the UK, which includes supporting the likes of Blaenavon, Rat Boy, Gengahr and JAWS, as well as showcase performances for DIY Magazine & The Tipping Point. From these marquee shows, to house party and rehearsal room gigs, and slots at some of the UK’s key new music festivals the lads have honed their craft to perfection.
Debut single ‘Totem’ (Feb, 2016) hit home hard with airplay from BBC Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio as well as strong critical acclaim from the Blogosphere, before featuring on Huw Stephen’s Best of BBC Introducing playlist. Their sophomore release ‘Blood Orange’ built on this success and third single, the anthemic ‘Youth’ brought the lads from Pools to the wider indie consciousness.
In support of their EP’s release, PLAZA are taking on a run of dates around the UK, which includes a stint with North London’s finest HAUS.
7th April – Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland
14th April – Hus, Liverpool
15th April – Stockton Calling, Stockton-on-Tees
18th April – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
20th April – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
21st April – Komedia, Brighton*
22nd April – Bodega, Nottingham*
23rd April – The Louisiana, Bristol*
25th April – Sound Control, Manchester*
26th April – Courtyard Theatre, London*
29th April – Live at Leeds, Leeds