BIG announcement! We have secured a deal with Inspired Artists Agency who from now on will be responsible for both our tour bookings and PR and marketing of the band! This is a BIG step for us - and we are overwhelmed with excitement! 2016 is already looking like a dream-come-true!
This week we are travelling to Southampton to record "Our favorite delusions", "Around the Sun", "Voices" and "Singularity" live for The Edge magazine and then playing our first show in Chelmsford - at the famous Asylum! Next week - our first ever Scotish tour! GET YOUR EARS READY!
Our autumn got an amazing start at the Cuban in London - such an amazing crowd in a packed out club in the heart of Camden Town! That was EPIC!
We are back on stage in London again on the 17th of October when we'll play one of our all-time favorite charity festivals - Oxjam Islington Takeover Festival! Last year it was a complete success and an huge pleasure to be a part of!
Then there will be gigs in Chelmsford (The Asylum) on the 7th of November, Edinburgh (Opium) on the 13th and Glasgow (Shadow Sound) on the 14th! We've never been to Scotland before!! A few more live dates for 2015 will be announced a bit later. And we are already booking lots of interesting gigs for the year of 2016!
As for the recording - half of the album is done, the other half still needs to be arranged and mixed. Approximate release time - around March 2016. However, we are planning to put out couple more singles and some music videos before that! So keep you eyes and ears ready, ladies and gents!
And don't let that gloomy autumn get to you - STAY POSITIVE!
We are overwhelmed with the resonance that "Needles in Haystacks" is causing around the globe. Our new single is on air on almost 300 stations in UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. Thank you for all your amazing support, dear journalists, DJs and bloggers! This is just the beginning!
The album is coming along nicely, we are all working hard to make it sound as diverse and interesting as possible. The team involved in recording and mixing is simply superb! Drums for the last 3 songs for the LP - "Our Favourite Delusion", "Voices" and "Singularity" are now done. "Half of your Soul", "Around the Sun" and album version of "9Lives" are in the mixing stages.
We are also getting back on stage and playing Solarsphere Festival in Wales, Magic Music Festival in Hertford and Indie Label Showcase in London in August and September. And after that - album launch party and UK & EU Tour! It is going to be AMAZING! More live dates coming up very soon!
FINALLY! THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER! Our fresh new single "Needles in Haystacks" is ready for it's worldwide premier on the 13th of July! Our third and final single from the upcoming album will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal and very many other online record stores across the globe. The song was first played live a year ago at Camden Rocks Festival and became a favorite for both the band and the fans during our UK tour last September. It took us a while to figure out the arrangement for this one, because we were so used to playing it live as a trio.
Frazer has recorded drums for this one with Tyson Gettel behind the desk and Stephan Kain assisting, bass was done by Dani at his home studio, Dan recorded guitars, keyboards and vocals at our cosy Shed Studio. Our new friend from Australia Julia Lamb played additional lead guitar. Brilliant Stuart Cooney, who is now working on the rest of the album, has done all the mixing. Legendary Andy "Hippy" Baldwin mastered the track at Metropolis Studios in West London. And finally the artwork - traditionally - was created by our "fourth Barricade" Elina Pasok! We can only guess what the album cover will look like!
There will be an interesting video for "Needles in Haystacks" coming up in July! As well as some very exciting gig and tour announcements! So keep your eyes peeled, ladies and gents!
AMAZING! Plastic Barricades have been shortlisted to play Sziget Festival Official alongside Robbie Williams, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, Kings Of Leon and many others! YOU CAN HELP US WIN THIS! Just go to https://sziget2015.gigmit.com/plasticbarricades and click VOTE!
HQ news update: Lots of intense teamwork ahead for Plastic Barricades! Shed Studio is set up and ready for new songs! Goodbuy sunlight, hello creativity! "Voices", "Around the Sun", "Singularity-2045", "Half of your Soul" and "Our favourite delusion" are all in the pipeline. "Needles in Haystacks" and the album version of "9Lives" are in the mixing stages.
If everything goes well and the machines won't rise the album could be ready somewhere in summer or early autumn! It already has a title - but that is still a BIG secret!
P.S. If you won't hear from us in a year or so, then we are probably still locked in the Shed :)
PREMIER! New video for our single "Masterminds" is ready for you!
Filmed during "Masterminds UK Tour" at 13 gigs in 11 cities by our beloved Elina Päsok! That was one FANTASTIC experience! We’ve travelled 3112 miles, met so many lovely people, made new friends and fans, played our favorite songs and couldn’t believe that the audience knew the lyrics and was singing them with us. We’ve shared the stage with the best of British bands and celebrated 1 year since our first gig with Dani and Frazer.
We’ve helped the homeless and got our rear wiper torn off by monkeys in Liverpool, found King Arthur’s round table in Winchester, had two dogs in the audience and a talking parrot in the hotel in Sheffield, tried to speak Welsh in Cardiff, went on air in Bristol, found Harry Potter lair in Oxford, discovered that Converse are not trainers and got almost kicked out of the venue we’ve just played in Nottingham, went to the beach in Brighton, played “dressing room pool” in Leicester, made friends from Brazil in Doncaster and had the time of our lives at the legendary Barfly in London.
First UK festival announcements for 2015! Plastic Barricades are honored to play HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy and Music Festival in May and Solarsphere Astronomy and Music Festival in August!! More announcements on the way! Oh yes!