Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Strokes, Mac Demarco, The Kinks, The Drones, The Beatles


band members

Yonatan Rotem Hugh Matthews Adam Moen Saskia Clapton Jacob Linnett


Influences

Radiohead, The Strokes, Blur, David Bowie, Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Mac Demarco etc


Website

www.plotz.com.au

Bio

Plotz weave in and out of dreamlike states like a psychedelic trip gone right. Their pop sensibilities hold you firmly in place as they take you on a ride through some mellow clouds and deep valleys.

Being able to weave in and out of retro psych aesthetics would charm fans of Manchester Orchestra and Ariel Pink, while fans of The Strokes and Interpol will relish the mid 2000s indie rush that Yon and crew bullet through. Yon’s voice sits in a unique spot drawing comparisons to Mac Demarco and Julian Casablancas while retaining much more rounded character than either.

Having previously released a handful of singles and EPs, the band has been gently prodding the music scene in Melbourne and up the East coast with high quality tunes. Their 2015 single, Down the Tubes, taken from the Goss EP was described by Tonedeaf as "…impressive melodic pop songwriting with their trademark down tempo chilled out attitude”. The carefree surf guitars on this track was followed up by 2017’s ‘All Up the Wall and Down the Street’ EP which was a more amped up affair.

The intensity level was put up a notch but still retained that classic vintage vibe and jangly guitar hooks. Lead single ‘Prom Song’ was an indie anthem putting a rough lo fi and vintage edge to the catchy choruses.

After releasing the summer vibes indie tune, Baby Shakes, to rave reviews, Plotz are back with the second single from their upcoming EP.

Driven by dark 80s synths and sparse drums, Not Alone dives into some 80s alt band territory. Reminiscent of Depeche Mode and Joy Division, the song captivates from the opening lines. However, the song quickly opens up in the chorus and launches into an incredible singalong worthy of any 80s teen romance film. In fact, one wouldn’t be surprised if this appeared on the Stranger Things soundtrack.

Stylistically the single is a bit of a left turn for fans used to the jangle guitars and indie summer vibes that Plotz have become known for. But this advance in sound, production and songwriting just shows where this band is capable of going. Complex but catchy is an easy pill to swallow. It’s the summer anthem you didn’t know you needed. It meets you at your lowest point and lifts you up emotionally to see you through.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

01 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

i'm exiting summer with this one walking right by my side. there's still warmth in here but it's not a sweltering summer jam.

i'm exiting summer with this one walking right by my side. there's still warmth in here but it's not a sweltering summer jam.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Ooooo, yes, I love. This is one to drizzle everywhere for sure. It's drenched in sunny, surf tones. Hockey Dad lovers will LOVE this.

Ooooo, yes, I love. This is one to drizzle everywhere for sure. It's drenched in sunny, surf tones. Hockey Dad lovers will LOVE this.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

11 Jan 2017

Triple J
40

It's Grease but all the kids are skaters. An improvement on Grease, really.

It's Grease but all the kids are skaters. An improvement on Grease, really.