Did you know that if you put an ordinary goldfish into a bigger tank it will grow bigger? Now you know! In other news - our newest single "How Goldfish Grow" will be out ON THE 17TH OF APRIL!
This song was a definite live favourite for the last year and slowly made it's way to the very end of the setilist, sort of a grand finale! The track was recorded at our Shed Studios this autumn, with drum tracking done at Resident Studios in North-West London. Our new friend and a very talented engineer Carl Perkins mixed the song at his quirky Bad Cow Studio on the Isle of Wight. This Friday the song will get it's final treatment by our all-time favourite mastering magician Andy Hippie Baldwin at the legendary West London Metropolis Studio. Meanwhile, our dear artist Elina Pasok is getting ready to reveal the artwork for the single, which will follow the trend of our previous art for "Mechanics of Life" singles and WILL indeed feature yet another impossible object!
But WAIT! There is MORE! Our long time dream of having an animated music video has finally come true! Cartoon created by an incredible artist Tiziano Pilustri is both strikingly simplistic and sincerely expressive! The video will premier together with the single on the 17th of April! SO GET YOUR EYES AND EARS READY!
HEY-HEY-HEY! Our brand new music video for "Half of your Soul", directed by our dear Elina Pasok, is out TODAY! Head to the VIDEO section to watch it now!
What an amazing gig at the legendary Spice of Life in London's Soho! Despite the nasty weather, parking chaos and bass amp cutting out we had a blast! Front row dancing was very inspiring indeed. It is always fun when a gig is on a brink of a riot. Thank you all who packed this cult venue till the roof and danced till the curfew!
We are planning to spend February finishing arrangement and mixes for 6 songs of "Mechanics of Life" LP. But we do have some goodies already planned for you. First of all get ready for "Half of Your Soul" music video. This turned out to be one of our all time favourite recordings (although we are not playing this song live) so we decided that it deserves a cute and heartfelt music video that you can send to the ones you love as a digital postcard, a symbol of your devotion. Keep you eyes peeled.
We are also working on a stripped back acoustic set that we will film at our Shed Studios sometime soon - so you can discover the softer side of PB.
NEXT GIG will commence on the 2nd of March - in SOUTHAMPTON, on stage of Talking Heads Club! Not only will we be playing a very special set for The Edge Magazine festival "Edgetival" but also celebrating Jonas' B-DAY! Tickets are on SALE NOW - don't miss your chance, dear southerners! As for the rest of UK citizens who would like proof that we are in fact real humans - wait till May comes! We will be touring a lot from then till the end of the year!
GIG ALERT! Our next London show will take place on a Friday, the 3rd of February at the legendary venue The Spice of Life - Soho!
Substance Gigs - The Long Good Friday with Substance Promotions.
With very special guests Kath and The Kicks + Full Tilt Brass Band + Misfires + Ben Joseph & The Lay-Lows.
MORE gigs just announced in the LIVE section!
2017 is here - AND WE ARE READY to hit the stage! First gig of the year will commence on the 21st of January at one of our favourite venues in London - Proud Camden! All-day festival by Camden Rocks Presents will include 10 amazing bands! Minds are going to be blown!
There are several other London shows already announced in the LIVE section as well as a special festival gig in Southampton. Most of the touring will happen from May all the way up until November - so keep your eyes peeled for more gig alerts - we definitely going to be making noises somewhere near you someday this year!
In other news - we've uploaded a big gallery of our live shows from 2016, go check out all our funny faces on different stages across UK in GALLERY!
And this is what String Buzz Worldwide webzine wrote about our "Around the Sun" video: "It's vibrant, it's fruity, it's decorative and it's exploratory, everything you could possibly want from a British indie track. Also the influences I heard in this track brought out nostalgic feelings that I really didn't expect; some parts sounded like The Cure, others like Fish Tank, and then even The Shins at one point. This track just had so many impressive dimensions to it, that it felt like a very sophisticated listen too".
You can read the full review in our PRESS section.
MORE exciting news about some very cool releases on the way next week!
HEY THERE 2017! You are just around the corner now! We look forward to meeting you and spending the next 365 days together! We have a feeling you will be a special one!
During the last 12 months we've released "Around the Sun" and "Half of Your Soul", these songs aired on radio stations in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan. We've played gigs and festivals all around UK and have grown into being a proper four-piece band with Jonas inspiring with his passionate playing and relentless search for perfection. We've played an acoustic gig at a penthouse in Birmingham and an electric one on the grounds of a 17th century mansion - and were named winners of Enfield Battle of the Bands and Songwall "Songs in the Sky". We've recorded the rest of "Mechanics of Life" album and mixed the songs on a farm on an island. But most importantly we've met some really cool people who are definitely going to change music industry for the better.
A very special THANK YOU for everything you've done for Plastic Barricades in 2016 goes to our dear team - Elina Pasok, Sara Huggins, Dannielle Grinsted, Caterina de Giorgi, Stuart Cooney, Vassili Zdanov and Juan Panasyuk. We couldn't do this without your ongoing support! A very very special THANK YOU also goes to amazing engineers and very cool dudes that are Jonny Breakwell and Ian Hansen from Resident Studios - we have a feeling we'll be seeing you two a lot in 2017! We've also had the honour of mixing our upcoming album with immensely talented Carl Perkins of Bad Cow Studio on the Isle of Wight and working with our favourite mastering magician Andy "Hippy" Baldwin of Metropolis Studios.
Speaking of those who are planning to change the industry - Brendan Poynton and Beccy Clark of Songwall, we are very glad we've met you! Same goes to a very talented photographer and a person who is making this world better from Birmingham Graham Lennard, the whole Oxjam Islington Takeover team and Barry Causton and Julia Hall of Mellow Promotions! Also we are very grateful for all the support that we are getting from lovely Deirdre Hannan, Vladislav Makarov and Grinsted and Svendsen families!
THANK YOU to all the journalists that reviewed our music and interviewed us for their publications in 2016 - we are humbled by all your kind words and attention!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST - thank you to all our dearest fans from around the world for believing in us! We will never let you down!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2016 is inevitably coming to an end! And Plastic Barricades CANNOT wait to get back on stage on the 21st of JANUARY! Our first gig of 2017 will be AN ALL DAY FESTIVAL at one of our all time favourite London venues - Proud Camden with our favourite promoters Camden Rocks Presents and Anaconda Media!
STUNNING variety of bands on the bill including Everywhere, Wooden Arms, Silent Crowd, The RPMs, Plastic, FALSE HEADS, Dorothy Vallens Blues, Panic Island, Heavy Heart and The Wild Violets!
Preorder tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
SEE YA THERE, you lovely bunch!
P.S. Don't you worry, our traditional NYE year-conclusion-type post is yet to come!
Well well well! We thought we owe you all an update on our recent activities!
It's less than two weeks to go till Dan and Jonas will embark on an epic journey to the Isle of Wight for an intense 3 day album mixdown session at the absolutely fab Bad Cow studios.
So these are extremely busy times for us all at Shed studios. Most of the parts are now recorded and sounding pretty interesting. We are planning to announce the tracklist of "Mechanics of Life" album later this week! Wish us luck! And get your ears ready!
We've also just announced our first two shows of 2017! Take a peek in the LIVE section! We are planning to be on the road more or less throughout the whole next year, so chances are pretty high for all of you lovely buddies to catch us making weird noises in a city near you!
LONDON, here we come! Catch us live together with Bare Knuckle Parade on the 15th of November at The Finsbury! LAST LONDON show of 2016!
TWO LONDON FESTIVALS in one day? We are so up for it!
You can catch Plastic Barricades with a very special set TONIGHT at Oxjam Islington Charity Festival (Wenlock&Essex stage) at 8 and at Stoke Newington Music Festival (Souterrain Stereo92 stage) at 10:30 pm!
WHO IS READY FOR A DOUBLE?