PLYA’s “Innocent” / “Addiction” Is A Celestial & Doomed Trip To Darkpop

Shimmering side of darkness

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

UK trio PLYA builds bridge between darkpop and celestial ambience with their latest two singles “Innocent” and “Addiction.” With chest-swelling synths and ringing echoes, both tracks exhibit the signature PLYA sound that hypnotizes you with its melancholically buoyant charm. Stream below:

“‘Innocent’ is about the nostalgia of looking back at purer times from a place filled with imperfections. I was obsessed with the idea of people’s innocence being consumed by the systematic and dark underbelly of a city, which is hidden just beneath its glittery surface.” shared vocalist Julia Sykes.

PLYA is Julia, Kris Taylor (guitar) and William Brown (drums), who first broke into the scene back in October. Since then, they’ve played a sold-out headline show at London’s Camden Assembly and supported other acts including K.Flay, R.LUM.R, and The Aces throughout this year. They will be playing several shows this month with The Night Game, so go check them out:

9/16 – Strom (Munich, Germany)

9/18 – Zoom (Frankfurt, Germany)

9/22 – Gebaeude 9 (Cologne, Germany)

9/24 – Melkweg Upstairs (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

9/27 – Electrowerkz (London, UK)