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?
OUR NEW SINGLE "Half of your Soul" is OUT NOW! We've been waiting a long time to share this song with all of you!
Available exclusively on iTunes today! https://itunes.apple.com/…/half-of-your-soul-s…/id1162828324
Dan Kert - vocals, guitars
Jonas Svendsen - lead guitar
Daniele Borgato - bass guitar
Frazer James Webster - drums
Sara Huggins & Elina Pasok - backing vocals
Mixing: Stuart Cooney
Mastering: Andy "Hippy" Baldwin, Metropolis Studio, London
SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!!
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Our next single "Half of your Soul" will be released on iTunes and Spotify and the rest of the online music stores ON THE 7TH OF OCTOBER!!
We've been waiting for this moment for quite a while now, trying to figure out how exactly should a love song sound! This is going to be our final single from the upcoming "Mechanics of Life" album, due in January 2017.
"Half of your Soul" is a recording debut for our lovely Jonas Svendsen, who brought his own sparkle to the track with layered inventive lead guitar parts. It is also a debut for Sara Huggins and Elina Pasok who recorded sweet backing vocals for the song. Then Stuart Cooney did some pretty epic mixing - and now the song is ready for the final stage of production - mastering! This Friday we will be hanging out at legendary Metropolis Studios in West London where our all-time favourite sound-wizard Andy Hippy Baldwin will do his magic!
Impossible objects theme, as seen on our previous singles, continues with "Half of your Soul" art-work by Elina Pasok!
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THE SONG WITH YOU!
Whooaaa! Summer is almost over! But DON'T PANIC! Autumn is looking to be exciting for all of us!
This summer was filled with sweaty rehearsing/writing/recording sessions, battling through +32 without an aircon but with a very strong desire to play music. We've also played several gigs in London, as well as Bath international Music Festival and The Neon in Wales. We've won Enfield Battle of the Bands in July, performing to an amazing crowd of all ages on the grounds of a 17th century mansion just outside of London. In August we were named winners of Songwall's "Songs in the Sky" competition by the legendary Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) and got a chance to perform an intimate acoustic gig at The Rotunda Penthouse in Birmingham.
Autumn is looking to be very busy, with the main focus being on the final stages of "Mechanics of Life" LP production. There is going to be one more single before the album is released. "Half of your Soul" will be out towards the end of September, accompanied by a music video! The approximate release time for the album is currently set to be in January 2017.
We will play our first autumn show at our favorite Amersham Arms in South London on the 7th of September as part of DYKNOW Showcase. 16th of September will see us playing a special set at Project B Croydon with OXJAM Festival Pre-launch party. On the 15th of October Plastic Barricades will appear at the OXJAM Festival Croydon Takeover and on the 22nd of October will play OXJAM Islington. We are also planning to tour November, covering bits of UK and hopefully doing a small European run as well. So keep your eyes peeled - we might be appearing at your city sooner than you've expected!
Meanwhile - enjoy the last days of summer and get ready for some autumn action!