“Headstrong and intelligent, PLAZA’s mathematical take on anthemic indie ties itself in ever-tightening knots from the off ”DIY Magazine
“‘Blood Orange’ goes beyond swoon-inducing vocals and sonic, calculated guitar work. Intertwined with those hip-swaying, head-nodding verses you’ll find absolutely brilliant, frenetic bouts of energy worthy of a comparison to acts like Mogwai and Russian Circles.” The Music Ninja
“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 are 4 late-teens from the Industrial seaside town of Hartlepool, writing anthems that resonate the trials and tribulations of growing up; youthful romance, lukewarm beers and parmos.
Following their debut single ‘Totem’ (Feb, 2016) which hit home hard with airplay from BBC Radio 1, Radio X and Amazing Radio, not to mention critical acclaim from the tastemaker Blogosphere, the lads from Pools are on a mission to turn heads, tap toes, and bring the £1.50-a-pint party back to Hartle, returning with another slab of their own instinctive post-indie sound in the explosive ‘Blood Orange’.
Since forming in late 2015, PLAZA have quickly gained a reputation for their intelligent songwriting and chaotic live shows, and are taking their arena sized tunes beyond their hometown boundaries with a headline tour of the UK commencing on June 13th. This coming on the back of triumphant sets at two of the UK’s best festivals for new music- Gold Sounds in Leeds and EVO Emerging in Newcastle – as well as a co-headline tour with fellow indie darlings TRASH.
PLAZA will be releasing ‘Blood Orange’ via Beyond The Wall on Friday 3rd June.
Forthcoming Live Dates (hit me up if you want to attend any of these shows and I can sort guestlist)
June 13th – Maguire’s Pizza Bar, LIVERPOOL
June 14th – The Victoria, LONDON
June 15th – Koh Tao, MANCHESTER
June 16th – The Rocking Chair, SHEFFIELD
June 17th – The Packhorse, LEEDS
June 18th – Westgarth Social Club, MIDDLESBOROUGH
June 23rd – Lisbon-Upon-Tyne, NEWCASTLE (Boat Party s/ Lisbon)
August 20th – The Water Rats, LONDON (AMBY Summer Showcase)