Artist info


Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock

Sounds like

Nordic aliens

band members

Gary Thackrah & Justin Penkethman


Beck, The XX, Radiohead, City & Colour, Nine Inch Nails



‘Lights Out for the Boy’ is a significant collaborative recording project featuring two of Melbourne’s artists of music in the form of The Plaidians. Gaz and JP have been co-writing music for many years and have established the kind of rare connection that has helped them carve out their own idiosyncratic niche.

Following on from the success of their first single release “The Follower” in September 2015, The Plaidians have released their debut album ‘Lights Out for the Boy’.

“This song is a perfect mix of acoustic beats and sweet melodies. The vocals evoke that of STP and a 90’s flair that you will love.” - on ‘The Follower”.

Their album is a flavour of pop that is both unique and familiar: fully formed and thoughtful in a way that is surprising from a duo that is new to the indie scene. The Plaidians have presented ten tracks that offer a charming blend of rock and pop, even folk, with strings, guitars, vintage synths, and signature gritty vocals.