“Why You’re Tired” is an immersive effort from rising Manchester quartet Plato, who channel a very Radiohead-esque sound here — from the escalating guitar tones and expansive rhythm section to the strikingly impassioned, space-enveloping vocals. Following debut single “Blindfold,” “Why You’re Tired” shows the band’s more ambitious side; tranquil guitars and tender vocals start, with the bulk of the track’s mid-section featuring those striking Thom Yorke-like vocals over steadily escalating guitars and rhythmic growth. “Why You’re Tired” is a very powerful effort, one that shows a band that’s poised for big-time recognition. I look forward to more from Plato, for sure.
“Why You’re Tired” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Rock.