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Pluto 'IV' Album Release Shows Announced

Pluto 'IV' Album Release Shows Announced

C.C. / Friday 2nd August, 2019 9:00AM

Auckland alt-pop crew Pluto made a triumphant return earlier this month with the surprise drop of their new single 'Oh My Lonely', heralding the release of their long-promised fourth studio IV album this September. The team of Milan Borich, Tim Arnold, Matthias Jordan, Mike Hall and Michael Franklin-Browne have now revealed they'll be playing a very special pair of launch parties for their forthcoming Jol Mulholland-produced record - their first collection in over a decade - happening at Auckland's Hollywood Cinema and Wellington's San Fran in mid-November. Pluto's comeback has certainly made a splash, the video for their hook-packed new single has racked up a jaw-dropping 120,000 views and counting since its launch at the beginning of July. Scope out the details for their album release events here...

UTR proudly presents...

Pluto - IV album release tour

Friday 15th November - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 23rd November - Hollywood Avondale, Auckland

Tickets for both events available via Banished Music

Press release:

After almost a decade away, iconic New Zealand rock band Pluto are back, announcing two live shows this November to celebrate the release of their fourth full length album, IV. Set for release in September 2019 under their own company, 5 Moon Entertainment, IV features the explosive new single ‘Oh My Lonely’.

Pluto’s nascent trajectory has covered the spectrum of the New Zealand musical stratosphere, bursting brightly onto the scene in 2001 just to have their star seemingly burn out just as abruptly in 2009. It would have been a suitably intriguing end to befall one of the finest, most exciting and alluring bands New Zealand has ever produced.

Pluto mastered the art of the multi-layered rock sound – sometimes indie, moody and restrained, at other times hook-laden hand-clap pop, often angular, full-energy, anthemic rock. Through the mid 2000’s, Pluto was at their zenith, consistently writing rock songs that traversed the musical landscape combining thoughtful, intelligent lyrics with sonic pop melodies to create evocative, memorable and seductive songs.

Pluto hit the ground running in 2001 with charming debut album “Red Light Syndrome” bringing them to national attention with songs ‘Hey Little’ and ‘She’s Jive’. This was followed up in 2005 with the double-platinum selling ‘Pipeline Under The Ocean’, which featured the critically acclaimed hits ‘Dance Stamina’, and ‘Long White Cross’ which took out Single Of The Year in 2006 at the NZ Music Awards. 2007 saw the release of third studio album “Sunken Water”, after which the band capitalised on their wider appeal and continued touring extensively with their high-energy performances revealing a band at their peak live.


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