- An Interview With The Plea Jammerzine Exclusive 19:18
To listen to the latest single from The Plea, “Wild One” is to listen to a pair of songwriters that really know how to take their life experiences and transcribe them into lush, meaningful musical memories. Just check out our review HERE to find out. And now we get to talk to one of those musical minds and get a glimpse of the story behind the artists, Denny Doherty. Denny, along with his brother Dermot, Paul Toland on Bass, and Gerry Strawbridge on drums, create a solid formation of a band that is in tune with their surroundings, both sonically and emotionally.
Check out today’s interview with Denny of The Plea and take note. This is a lesson in songwriting.
About The Plea
The brothers first album release was 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘The Dreamer’s Stadium’, which saw them featured on TV screens, radio shows and newspapers throughout Europe, receiving airplay from the likes of Graham Norton and Bob Harris and playlist slots on many international rock shows and stations. They had an extensive tour with the album and also secured support slots with Snow Patrol, The Gaslight Anthem and an appearance at Ireland’s Oxegen Festival.
After The Dreamer’s Stadium, Denny went to France and spent some time in studios recording demos alone, playing gigs with a side-project group he started when he befriended a French harmonica player. He wanted to simplify the sound, bring it back to where he started in music – basic guitar, bass, drums, vocals. A meet up with Dermot back in Donegal turned into a writing session and, together with songs they had both written separately, ‘Propanoia’ was born.
Much of the album was recorded in one week in Strabane at Neon Noise Studios with Peter ‘lighthand’ Doherty, and mastered in London by Tim from Fluid Mastering, who have mastered albums for artists including The Libertines, Jake Bugg, Biffy Clyro and Mumford and Sons. They also worked with Tim Wills, who co-wrote and recorded several of Ian Brown’s most successful solo albums.
You can also find the ‘Wild One’ video in the press pack which was filmed with the Disappear Media team in Donegal, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Disappear Here Media also featured The Plea’s track Windchime on their recent short film Atlantic Roar, which was shown on all Aer Lingus flights between Ireland and the US.
So whether you’re on your way to work or out on the open road, lose yourself in the magnificence of ‘Wild One’.