Sydney indie-rock quartet Planet have shared their latest song "Aching Dream", exclusively premiering via Rolling Stone Australia.
Building from a minimal ballad to levels of epicness suited for stadium sway-a-longs, compositionally "Aching Dream" better suits the band's clear lyrical focus. While 2016 tracks "Can't Connect" and "Undermine" were propelled by wide-eyed pop momentum, "Aching Dream" introduces a more measured pace, mixing doses of swirling psychedelica and pulpit Brit-pop directness with genuine emotional strain from vocalist Matty Took, as the impact of his unflinching lines are assisted greatly by the clarity offered ("if you can't breathe, I won't stay, at your knees").
"Aching Dream" was penned by Took while the band were bunkered down in a makeshift week-long bootcamp Gosford.
"We set up our gear up in one room and blow-up mattresses in another," guitarist Tom Peppitt explains of the process, adding that the band "spent this time getting the songs sounding really tight."
The resulting songs from this retreat are set to form the basis of their forthcoming debut EP, expected later this year. Before which, Planet take the new track on the road for a series of launch shows, playing Brisbane's The Foundry on Thursday, October 12th and Yah Yah's in Melbourne on the 13th, before returning for a hometown show at the Chippo Hotel on Friday, October 20th. Tickets details available here.