Based in the Australian beachside paradise of Byron Bay, PLTS (pronounced 'Pilots') have been on a beautiful artistic evolution since forming in 2012. Clocking in over three million streams, PLTS are the archetype for independent music: they appeal to practically everyone, and answer to absolutely no one. They don't need to compromise. Instead, PLTS find strength in honesty and the diversity it inspires in their music. Each stage of their development has brought further exploration and discovery – from dancefloor indie beats, to punk rock guitar tones, to the alluring vocal timbre of soul – all within the band's innate knack for writing larger-than-life songs.
Teaming up with the equally brilliant Nick Didia (Powderfinger, Rage Against the Machine, The Gaslight Anthem), PLTS have stripped their sound back of any studio alchemy, offering up their most raw, organic recording to date in Lonely Leaves. A distillation of their incredible live sound, each tonal bite of guitar, each impassioned vocal aspiration is right there, proud and undiluted. But for all the sonic ferocity of the band in full flight, PLTS produce a mesmerizing sound that travels with a hypnotic sway. Tied into this is a feeling of nostalgia, conjured by the symbiosis between Kit Bray's effortlessly smooth voice and his heartfelt, connective lyrics.