Plateau's Latest 'Generation Why' Shows The Band Are Yet To Peak
Invest heavily in Lowes Flannos and Converse Shoes; 90’s grunge is coming back. A wave of new artists are swelling and crashing well past the nod of nostalgia present in the current emo revival as the genre remerges as gloriously unpolished as ever. Plateau are the latest in a flourish of new artists to emerge out of the white wash, with the Brisbane based three piece’s latest single Generation Why brandishing heavy Nirvana vibes and a hugely infectious energy.
Having been on the scene for a while now Generation Why is Plateau’s strongest release to date. A violent exclamation mark on the band’s belief of calling bullshit on the increasingly materialistic generation they have found themselves a part of. Driving home on an erratic yet pointed storm of garage sounds, Generation Why, is a melting pot of twangling guitars, thumping drums, soaring vocals and ever steady bass. At all points the song sounds like it could come unhinged but never puts a foot wrong in an impressive, chaotic and equally controlled two minutes forty-two seconds that nods heavily towards its influences without ever sounding derivative of them.
A taste of things to come Generation Why is the first single off the band’s upcoming second EP, recently recorded in boutique Gold Coast based studio Love Street Studios. Generation Why postures Plateau as a band to watch in the coming months.