Saturday, 9 July 2011

"a solid, driven band with a knack for big melody" Thanks to the BBC for this Oxegen review:

BBC Across The Line at Oxegen 2011

Vodaphone Stage, Friday, 2.45pm

Describe in a Tweet: Channeling the spirit of Bono.

What happened: There has been a lot of talk about The Plea, given their seemingly meteoric rise from nowhere to the second stage of Ireland's largest festival. Given that they also appeared on the bill for the recent Ash Irish tour its clear that someone 'up there' likes them. To a large extent, we can see why. They're a solid, driven band with a knack for big melody. 'The Miracle' proves why its been bothering playlists of Irish radio of late, while later on 'Staggerers Anthem' is exactly that. a good old fashioned closer, rising from acoustic to epic over the course of six minutes or so.

Crazy In Love: Every few years a band like this catches the public's imagination and compels them into the stratosphere. Is this the band? On the evidence of these songs, quite possibly. The producers of next season's Grey's Anatomy should be on standby.

Why Dont You Love Me: The comparisons to U2 hold up quite often. This is not band wrestling for the soul of new experimental music. If your teeth curdle at the thought of Oasis et al, then turn away now, this is not the band for you"

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

"Bruce Lee says, "you point a finger to the moon, don't look at the finger, or you'll miss all that heavenly glory".

John Lennon says, "you know that your cat has nine lives, but you've only got, one and a dogs life aint fun.."

Brendan Behan says "fuck the begrudgers, everybody gets a death kiss, when I go I'm gonna kiss the fuck out of deaths sister, make her weep and cry"

Monday, 13 June 2011

Feel It Ticking

One night in The Netherlands.. A montage of clips from The Gideon Music Festival, June

Monday, 23 May 2011

Artist Of The Week on Songward

"The Plea are the brothers Doherty, Denny and Dermot from the small town of Ballyliffen, County Donegal who plied their trade busking on the streets of London, before moving to Boston, where by day they worked on building sites and by night our dynamic duo played the city’s bustling, Irish pub circuit. They spent a year in Minnesota after an American major label funded an album recorded in a big budget studio, but it never saw the light of day.

So in 2009, back in Ballyliffen, the brothers brought in drummer Gerry Strawbridge and bassist Paul Toland, wrote a batch of new songs and posted them on their MySpace page. Interest from labels was immediate, but one offer in particular intrigued them. The founders of legendary Belgian dance label R&S Records were so impressed by the songs and after lengthy discussions on Skype they signed the band and became their first ever rock signing.

The band have just finished recording their debut album with Chris Potter (The Verve, The Rolling Stones, U2) which will be released later this year, but in the meantime open your heart up to The Plea."

Click here to see the feature, and get your free download of "Praise Be"

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Here's An Interview We Did With RTE

Part One

And Part Two

"I Am The Miracle" is now available on iTunes, click here to get it from Ireland's iTunes store, and here from iTunes UK. It's also available in the USA here, and Canada!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Dermot's Playlist

(Note that Dermot's third choice, Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" is not available on YouTube, it would've been after Jerry Lee Lewis)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Denny's Playlist

This song and video for me is pure fucking rock n roll, probably the best rock n roll song I've heard in years, Oasis at their very best.

One of my favourite Doors songs, peaceful, meaningful, beautiful, great relaxed video, great vocal, great band.

I fucking love this song, recorded not long before his death. Apparently recorded when he had a bad flu, but always the perfectionist it doesn't show, the king - what more can i say.

This for me is a drinking song with fantastic lyrics, full of energy with a message just like the band.

I first heard this song on the soundtrack to Natural Born Killers, it's pure poetry; "give me absolute control over every living soul and lie beside me baby that's an order."

Great song, great video, I love the sarcasm, Bob being Bob, job done.

The Beatles finishing off a John Lennon song, and of course doing it flawlessly, great video too.

Something everyone can relate to, I think.

Another classic from U2, perfect for a hangover to the sound of a can opening.

Nothing to say, to me this is perfect.

The first song that ever gave me goosebumps, I haven't heard too many since that have.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

5 New Shots From "Miracle" Video Shoot

Denny - Miracle Video Shoot by ThePlea
Denny - Miracle Video Shoot a photo by ThePlea on Flickr.

Check out 5 new photos from the forthcoming "Miracle" video, taken by Jill Furmanovsky

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

If Elvis Was On Twitter

Would he wear the jumpsuit as he typed ?

Would he give away Cadillacs to everyone that followed him ?

Would he sign off with #IHaveLeftTheBuilding ?

If he was, I would simply ask him where he went.

And when the hell he was coming back.


p.s. You can follow Elvis on twitter here !

Friday, 4 March 2011

The Plea "Miracle" Video Shoot

We've been in London to shoot the new video for our single "Miracle" - here's a few shots to give you an idea, there's more on our Facebook / Flickr / MySpace pages, the video itself is coming VERY SOON!!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Praise Be featured in NME's Best Downloads This Week!

We are featured alongside The White Stripes, The Strokes, Pendulum, James Blake and Noah And The Whale in NME's Daily Download!!

"This Irish rock band have drawn comparisons to U2, with frontman Denny's vocals sounding an awful lot like Bono's. You can download 'Praise Be' (the band's "warm up" track to their first proper single due out this March) below. The song was recorded during sessions the band recorded with Chris Potter (who's previously worked with Blur, The Verve, and U2 themselves)."

Click here to see this on

Thursday, 10 February 2011

"Praise Be" Video Trailer

Praise Be Photoshot by Jill Furmanovsky

The Plea Antwerp Feb 2011 by ThePlea
The Plea Antwerp Feb 2011 a photo by ThePlea on Flickr.

Check out the Jill Furmanovsky shoot from the Praise Be video - Jill is a legendary photographer, who has taken fantastic photos for the likes of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Pretenders, Oasis and now us!

There are 10 photos uploaded to our Flickr account, including the one above - click here to see them all