In our 106th installment of “Stumbled Upon”, we get to know a bit more about Byron Bay’s PLTS , chat about growing up in Byron and recording their latest single, “On & On”.
PLTS (pronounced Pilots)
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Members & their roles:
Kit Bray: Vocals/Guitar
Byron Carney: Lead Guitar
Harry Deacon: Drums
Eli Ayo: Bass
What music or artists inspired you?
Between the four of us, there’s a huge number of artists/sounds we take influence from. The list could well fill this entire interview page, so I’ll narrow it down to two main qualities: We take influence from anyone/anything that makes us feel good inside, and inspires us to push ourselves and to do what we do.
How did things get started?
Byron (guitar), Eli (bass) and I grew up in the Byron Bay area and had been playing/touring together in various bands for years. Kit (vocals) was originally from a beautiful coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand before moving to Byron Bay. Somehow (back in 2012) by fate and a mutual love for aircraft and aviation, we met, we jammed and became great friends through music. We’ve since spent a lot of time getting to know each other musically, and it has been amazing to see how far each band member has come in terms of their own personal development.
How would you best describe your live show?
Energetic, nostalgic, heavily emotional roller coaster experience.
What shows do you have coming up?
Keep an eye on Facebook for more dates.
Tell us about your latest release:
In late 2015 we recorded and released our brand new single “On & On”. The song, produced by JP Fung (Last Dinosaurs, Art Vs. Science), nostalgically reflects on the halcyon days of youth. The heavier indie punk rock approach for “On & On” with the guitars, drums and vocals is a stepping stone for what we hope to portray on and off stage in 2016.
Where can I get your music?
“On & On” is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and basically everywhere else digitally!
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