Plaitum, recently debuted their self-made video for ‘Yearning’, the second track off their debut album, Constraint. The album will be released on CD, digital and vinyl formats April 7th.
Littered with huge, piercing synths, skittish beats and irresistible pop melodies, Constraint twists and turns its way through twelve self-contained narratives that, together, tell a larger tale. “The album itself is vaguely conceptual in that it follows an exploitative relationship through different points of view, to tell one story,” says Matt Canham, one half of the duo and producer of the record.
Split into three parts separated by interludes, Constraint begins introducing an unbalanced relationship in ‘Reeling’ – a song about celebrity stalking and unrequited obsession – and works its way towards ‘Still In The Water’, in which the narrator realises the relationship is doomed and attempts to find closure. Between that are emotional releases (‘Yearning’), one night stands (‘Ovation’) and attempting to make do in the aftermath of a break-up (‘Sway’). Closer ‘Eagle’ has a mood of its own, spacious and uplifting, raising your head above water for the first time, feeling safe.
Plaitum embark upon a UK tour in support of Constraint for April; they will also appear at The Great Escape Festival in May.
Plaitum on tour
18 April – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast (headline show)
19 April – Manchester, Castle (headline show)
20 April – Bristol, Crofters Rights (headline show)
21 April – Leeds, Headrow House (headline show)
24 April – Brighton, Prince Albert (headline show)
25 April – London, Pickle Factory (headline show)
18-20 May – Brighton, The Great Escape Festival