The Plea "I Am The Miracle" - Official Video
"The Plea's infectious sound is steeped in a rich musical texture of swirling guitars and lavish drum beats and with the release of their first single, the inspirational 'I Am The Miracle,' b/w 'Praise Be' are about to take the band on an amazing voyage of discovery, as they head into the dark, murky uncharted waters of rock 'n' roll, but not after earning their spurs the hard way.
The Plea are the brothers Doherty; Denny and Dermot from the small town of Ballyliffen, County Donegal who plied their trade busking on the streets of London, before moving to Boston, where by day they worked on building sites and by night our dynamic duo played the city's bustling, Irish pub circuit. They spent a year in Minnesota after an American major label funded an album recorded in a big budget studio, but it never saw the light of day.
So in 2009, back in Ballyliffen, the brothers brought in drummer Gerry Strawbridge and bassist Paul Toland, wrote a batch of new songs and posted them on their MySpace page. Interest from labels was immediate, but one offer in particular intrigued them. The founders of legendary, Belgian, dance label R&S Records were so impressed by the songs and after lengthy discussions on Skype they signed the band and became their first ever rock signing.
The band have just finished recording their debut album with Chris Potter (The Verve, The Rolling Stones, U2) which will be released later this year, but in the meantime open your heart up to The Plea.
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About Planet Function
Planet Function is a more than a new indie label. It's a long-held dream of R&S founders Renaat Vandepapeliere and Sabine Maes to prove their love of music doesn't end with electronica (R&S released records from Aphex Twin, Derrick May, C J Bolland, System 7, Steve Hillage, James Blake, Joey Beltram and many more). A subsidiary of R&S, Planet Function will focus on rock and indie acts, with first signing The Plea's debut "Miracle" EP to be released in April.
Planet Function's MD is David Boyd, who spent 13 years as MD of Hut Records, where his signings included Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, David Gray, Embrace, Gomez and Placebo, and was former head of A&R at Virgin Records. Boyd joined Planet Function in December, bringing with him the label's second signing, Irish indie band The Chakras.