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Pluto - Single/Video review: Oh My Lonely

09 Jul 2019 // A review by Jason Peters

Just when you thought this band were dead and buried, Pluto once again rise from the ashes and hit us with another sweet slice of Kiwi indie alt rock. These guys had two very successful singles from 2005’s album Pipeline Under The Ocean; Long White Cross and Dance Stamina and it’s great to hear almost 15 years later they still haven’t lost their knack for crafting cool pop sonic tunes that retain a groove.

Oh My Lonely is the first single and video from a brand new album by Pluto due out in September this year, the single was recorded at The Lab with Nick Abbott picking up the production duties. Oh My Lonely kicks off with reverse guitars that meld into a catchy upbeat whistled intro. Laced with fuzzed out guitars that cascade over multiple layers of pop vocals in the chorus, this is a band that show no signs of rust given that it’s been almost ten years since they have graced NZ’s airwaves.

This new single has a crisp sound that retains maximum groove, if the band Racing spins your wheels then this new single by Pluto will definitely float your boat. The video directed my singer Milan Borich is simple but effective. The band play half naked and the film is reversed in negative and all the whites are turned way up and colourful paint is splattered all over the band as they perform the song. I bet that was a bunch of fun to make, much like this song... fun, uplifting and danceable.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Pluto

Pluto is a New Zealand rock band (mostly) based in Auckland. The group played their first concert together opening for Neil Finn in 2001 and have gone on to support the likes of Duran Duran, Crowded House, Muse, Gomez and The Dandy Warhols. They
performed at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas twice, and made regular appearances at the Big Day Out.

Pluto’s most successful commercial release to date is their second album, Pipeline Under the Ocean (2005), which went double platinum on the RIA NZ albums chart. The album’s lead single Long White Cross won the 2006 Tui Award for Best Song of the Year. From the same album, Dance Stamina took out the 2006 B-Net Award for Best Song of the Year.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Pluto

Releases

Sunken Water
Year: 2007
Type: Album
Pipeline Under The Ocean
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Redlight Syndrome
Year: 2001
Type: Album
A1 A2
Year: 2000
Type: EP

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