Speaking your mind isn’t always an easy task to pull off, but Hartlepool’s PLAZA have never been afraid of presenting exactly who they really are. On their latest track ‘Speak It’, they’re testifying to the act of casting off the shackles of feeling pressured to please others – and they’ve done it with one of their most soaring numbers to date.
Produced by Forever Cult bassist Alex Greaves in Leeds, the verses on ‘Speak It’ see vocalist Bradley Lennard’s voice drifting in waves across semi-languid, dream-pop tones. But wait for that chorus to erupt and it’s like PLAZA are hitting you with all their sonic force, with searing guitar riffs at the ready.
Talking about the track, Bradley said: “‘Speak It’ is about not being concerned with what other people think about what you say or how you act. Always consider the potential consequences of your actions and words because in the end this is what writes your story, but just be nice and don’t let the irrelevant things in your life get you down - concentrate on you”. Speak it: PLAZA have delivered a belter.
This month PLAZA are heading off on a small tour of the UK, playing in Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, London and Newcastle along the way. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to ‘Speak It’ and see PLAZA’s upcoming UK dates below.
21 Glasgow, The Priory
22 Leeds, Oporto
23 Bristol, Louisiana
24 London, The Old Blue Last
28 Newcastle, Think Tank