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Planet Love Sound

Planet Love Sound

Planet Love Sound


‘Radiohead ride pushbikes on an airstrip. Fever Ray circles above. PJ Harvey sings from the thunderclouds.’ Planet Love Sound (aka P L S), is a fully independent Australian experimental/psychedelic pop band with a powerful sound and dynamic live show. The band cites Portishead, Radiohead, Jefferson Airplane and Tom Waits as important influences, personally writing and recording all their material from home studios in Berlin and Melbourne. After forming in 2008 Read more on Last.fm
‘Radiohead ride pushbikes on an airstrip. Fever Ray circles above. PJ Harvey sings from the thunderclouds.’ Planet Love Sound (aka P L S), is a fully independent Australian experimental/psychedelic pop band with a powerful sound and dynamic live show. The band cites Portishead, Radiohead, Jefferson Airplane and Tom Waits as important influences, personally writing and recording all their material from home studios in Berlin and Melbourne. After forming in 2008, P L S relocated to Berlin in 2009 and there the band embarked on a journey that pushed them artistically and musically.

Audiences praised the P L S sound, and several inspirational support slots were crucial in establishing their Berlin fan-base; firstly, for Canadian four-piece Holy F#@k, then for alt-country singer/songwriter Karen Elson, and most recently LA-based chick-rockers Warpaint. Returning to Australia for the summer of 2010/2011, P L S played a series of sell-out shows in their hometown of Melbourne and also embarked on several national headline tours. The band has just released the second single, entitled ‘My Shadow’, from their debut EP Part 1. Comprised of ‘sweeping theatrical vocals over lo-fi organic electronica, teetering between gothic extravagance and the bittersweet subtlety of the final Moloko record’, this track is available as a free download at www.planetlovesound.com, whilst the newly minted video clip for this song can be viewed at the same website. First single, ‘On The Run’ (released in 2011) from Part 1 features a music video filmed in Germany, produced by the band, and directed by young Australian filmmaker Josh Dawson.

This is also available to view at the band website, and was recently shown in a live Planet Love Sound performance at the Sydney Opera House, as part of the MusicOZ Awards ceremony. The band also stands for social causes – remaining independent, and pressing their debut EP on vinyl intentionally through a local Australian company. They also are donating 20% of profits of vinyl sales to the Against Malaria foundation, a charity provide insecticide treated mosquito nets to malaria infected communities in Africa (Against Malaria is also rated as the top-charity in the world by GiveWell.org). In addition to their live successes, the band collaborates with visual artists in both Australia and Europe. Their ongoing relationship with the international design conference Semi-Permanent is most notable.

Songs such as ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ and ‘Shadows’ have featured at the Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong events and were produced specifically by the band to accompany the opening sequence videos that welcomed approximately 2000 people on each occasion. ‘Thirsty’, ‘a track hedged with a wonderful funk sensibility’ featured on the promotional video for a photography competition curated by prominent international photographer Dave LaChapelle, and in mid-2010 the band joined forces with Puerto Rican filmmaker Osvaldo Budet Melendez to create their very first mini-documentary entitled The Middle of Nowhere. It is through these collaborations that Planet Love Sound foresee a future that not only downloads sound, but also video. With this in mind, they aim to release each song with a visual feature, concept or accompaniment.

With a string of upcoming tour dates, this promises to be an exciting time for the band, who are touring throughout 2012 and releasing their follow up EP ‘Part 2’ mid-year. PLS then plan to record and self-produce their debut album, slated for release in 2013. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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