Planet Love Sound @ The Penny Black, 14/1/11
I only discovered Planet Love Sound recently when I saw a message on Dukes of Windsor’s facebook page advertising a PLS show that night. PLS are comprised of two members of Dukes – Oscar Dawson and Joe Franklin – along with vocalist Tina Stefanou. I was unable to attend the advertised show, but I did get to see them at a last-minute show they played at the Penny Black in Brunswick on Friday night, as the support for Howlin’ Steam Train.
I was familiar with a couple of their tracks before the show, Thirsty and On the Run (check out their facebook page for free tracks). These both sounded great live – more guitar heavy than their recordings, which are quite electronic based. Tina is a tiny girl with a huge voice, and with such stage presence it’s hard to draw your eyes from her. I loved the tracks I hadn’t heard before too, and usually I have to be somewhat familiar with a song before I really get into it.
So Planet Love Sound get a big thumbs up from me. While all three members are from Melbourne, they are based in Berlin (as Dukes of Windsor have been for over a year now). I understand they will be back there in a couple of months, so now is the time to check them out.
- Jan 23 – Wesley Anne, Northcote
- Jan 27 – Worker’s Club, Fitzroy (supporting Tehachapi)
- Feb 6 – The Evelyn, Fitzroy (supporting Hunting Foxes)
- Feb 11 – Grace Darling, Collingwood (with Timothy Carroll & Video Day)
- Feb 12 – Pure Pop Records, St Kilda (with Timothy Carroll)
On a side note, Harmony Byrne played before PLS at the Penny Black on Friday, and she was delightful. She too covered Roads (I posted a video several weeks ago of Dan Lethbridge, Nick Milwright and Nick Batterham covering this lovely Portishead song). Handy with both a guitar and a keyboard, I would like to see her play again at some stage.
x Kitten of Doom