THE PLEA- Staggers Anthem
This indie-rock quartet are from Ireland. And what is their 'plea'
in the case of Claxton Vs musos; accused of sounding just like f-ing
U2? Guilty as charged. Hailing from Donegal, evidence presents that
the singer blatantly wants to be Bono's leather trousers, not to mention
the fact that 'The Plea' are heavy on the anthemic guitars and nicked
a melody that is not unlike 'City of blinding lights'. All very complimentary,
of course, but how necessary, your Honour?
And despite the fact that they should be sent down for their crimes,
'Staggers Anthem' could still be played to death on commercial radio-
it is certainly catchy enough- so they will get away with it. Harking
from the realms of ultimate stadium rock, instead of the punishment
they deserve, I see multiple fists punching the air, I see expensive
lighting to compliment the twinkly arrangement and the hardhitting
rhythm, I hear a loud chorus singing 'Share one last dream/ Me and
you/ Ahhhhhh ahhhhhh'/ other lyrics about relationships being free
or what have you. Because unoriginality brings power. The Plea have
supported Snow Patrol. The plus one says that they sound like Coldplay.
The B-side is a longer version of the A-side. There is nothing to
think about here. If the public get to hear it, they will love it.
Debut album 'The Dreamers' (what else?) is being pimped in a town
near you some time soon.
Released 5th November, 2012