Ahead of their July tour, Byron Bay’s PLTS delve into their latest single “Maelstrom” with us, taking us behind the scenes of making this hectic new tune. Writing the single in Sydney with JP Fung and recording at the renowned Forbes Street Studios with Matt Redlich at the helm, “Maelstrom” did not come without challenges and but as we can hear on the final product, PLTS delivered one of their best yet…
From its early inception, this track always proved difficult. “Maelstrom” was born way back in 2014, in a damp, mouldy rehearsal space in Byron Bay. According to the demo, it was a Wednesday night. A wall of rhythmic guitars, a rolling tom groove and an incomplete chorus. We put the track to bed not long after this, tossing it back into the pile of demos. Time again, it was relegated back to the pile in place of stronger material.
We managed to complete any unfinished touches back in Byron Bay in our live room, tracked the vocals in Melbourne with Matt Redlich at his studio and mixed the track at Rockinghorse Studio with JP. From its early inception, “Maelstrom” proved to be a rollercoaster. This song to us, reflects the transient nature of song writing, between multiple spaces and inputs from those involved. Like most eventful journeys, we ended on a high note and couldn’t be more proud to finally release this track to the world. We delved beneath the surface and saw things from the other side, letting the “Maelstrom” pull us in.
Catch PLTS on the road with ‘Maelstrom’ in July…
PLTS TOUR DATES
July 6th | Bloodhound Bar, BRISBANE
July 12th | Waywards, SYDNEY
July 14th | The Brewery, BYRON BAY