“[Nightmares] explores the band’s undeniable talent for masterfully crafting thoughtful emotive indie rock” – Tone Deaf
“The lyrics of ‘So Numb’ have really gotten underneath my skin” – Sounds of Oz
“Its front-man Louis McDonald’s soulful voice and introspective lyrics that really guide us through” – Happy
Melbourne rock/noise-pop outfit, Plastic releases their first single in over a year, ‘Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive’. A banging, catchy slap in the face that sets the tone for their forthcoming sophomore EP, Air Conditioning.
‘Has Anyone Ever’ explodes out of a wall of static, an off-kilter melody carved from a 4-minute block of white noise. Clearing the static is front man Louis McDonald. With candid lyrics: “it’s all this staying up late… what part of this has you so confused?” sings Louis if not a little sarcastically, “Has anyone ever told you you’re alive?”
Honing the songs on their latest New Zealand tour, the band settled down in late 2016 for summer hibernation. Their first attempts at self-recording in a Collingwood sauna they call their studio proved fruitful.
Having previously sold out a headlining show in Auckland and support slots in Melbourne for the likes of Alex Lahey and Frida, Plastic launch ‘Has Anyone Ever’ at Bar Open on March 31. The release of EP Air Conditioning will follow in April.