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PLAZA @ Hus, Tithebarn Street 14/04/2017

Celebrating the release of their first EP, Wernotplaza, PLAZA made a stop at HUS with Hannah’s Little Sister and Black Pulp for support.

PLAZA closing out the night with tracks from debut EP Wernotplaza
PLAZA closing out the night with tracks from debut EP Wernotplaza

The Hartlepool quartet have been turning heads up in the north east and now they’re in the midst of their largest tour to date, which involved a visit to the intimate setting of HUS.

Starting off was Hannah’s Little Sister, providing us with their fun and quirky songs to set the tone for the night ahead. With catchy hooks and emphatic drum rolls, topped with the delightful vocals from frontwoman, Megan, it was a solid opening performance in the basement of HUS.

Hannah's Little Sister supporting PLAZA in HUS
Hannah’s Little Sister supporting PLAZA in HUS

With hints of No Doubt in their sound and remnants of Wolf Alice but less dark, this is a band that we look forward to seeing more of, especially when they already have anthems like ‘Payday Junkie‘ in their arsenal that can invoke sing a longs and make you dance around to.

Following up Hannah’s Little Sister, Black Pulp came with their summery and uplifting songs that can brighten up anyone’s mood. Oozing with delightful guitars and heavy bass lines, their set varied from exciting and intense, to entrancing and beautiful when they played ‘Breath‘, all in the short time they had on stage.

They’ve been gaining a lot of attention with their gorgeous sound that has similarities to that of Foals and their latest release, ‘Vapour‘ is proof as to why they’re ones to keep an eye on. They grabbed everyone’s attention from the first chord down to the last, no one seemed to take their eyes away or make a trip to the bar and you couldn’t blame them, it was an unmissable performance from Black Pulp who surely have an exciting future ahead.

Black Pulp enlightening the crowd on Friday night
Black Pulp enlightening the crowd on Friday night
Frontman of PLAZA, Bradley Lennard
Frontman of PLAZA, Bradley Lennard

PLAZA have been working hard over the last year to put together their debut EP, which came out on Friday and there’s no better way to celebrate than putting on a gig and showing off the final product.

The set was decorated with layers of riffs and intense build-ups that created an electric atmosphere amongst the intimate crowd. Frontman, Bradley, drew the crowd in with fantastic layers of guitars accompanied by gut-punching bass lines. The new EP, Wernotplaza, came across really well, especially tracks, ‘Vancouver‘ and ‘Deep In My Head‘ bringing a lot of fun and noise to Tithebarn Street on Friday night.

There were a few snags with the sound throughout the night, which made it difficult at times to hear each bands vocals but it was able to be overlooked when the set-up of the three acts and the music they were putting out was so good.

PLAZA closing out the night with tracks from debut EP Wernotplaza
PLAZA closing out the night with tracks from debut EP Wernotplaza

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