It was hard to keep it all a secret! Plastic Barricades are very happy and proud to introduce Matteo Ippolito, who is now responsible for keeping our hearts beating in a good tempo. Born in Rome, lives in London, has a real passion for jazz, cooking and drawing. Read more about Matteo in the BAND section!
Hail the new Drum King!
HEY THERE, plastic buddies! We've just finished mixing our brand new song, which will be released as a first single from our upcoming new album! Release agenda to follow very soon!
Meanwhile, "Tree of Ideas EP" is conquering UK airwaves! New radio-stations to include Plastic Barricades in their playlists are Radio Alternativa UK, HCR 1386, Federal Radio, SKY 0186, Shoreditch Radio London, Dystermouth Radio and many more.
Funny enough comparison: "Plastic Barricades - Happy Mondays meets early Arctic Monkeys. Funky bass lines, groovy guitars, insistent beats... also echo The Killers at times...."
BE prepared for the striking exciting and fundamental news in the middle of May! Till then you can enjoy Dan's interview for Echoes&Dust!
AND WE HAVE A WINNER!
"Art inspired by Music" competition is over and Plastic Barricades are proud to announce, that the most stunning work of art came from Erika Tanith (http://erikatanithphotography.co.uk/)!!!
This is what aspiring photographer from Newcastle upon Tyne said about her panoramic masterpiece:
"The submission is inspired by the track ‘Planets’, as it has a dreamy, other-worldly feel to it which is reflected in the photograph. The girl is falling, or possibly floating... In dreams we often feel as though we are falling although we wake before we hit the ground. The bright sunny day makes the picture a happy one, although surreal, which is very much the feel of the track by which the photograph was inspired".
CONGRATULATIONS, ERIKA! And many thanks to all the other participants! Stay tuned for more competitions!
Oh yes! Two more London GIGS added to Plastic Barricades show calendar for March and April.
You can catch the band on stage on the 23rd of March at the legendary Power's Bar in Kilburn, London. And on the 6th of March all the plastic fans are being invited to Camden Rock!
And don't forget to grab your tickets in advance!
On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, USA.
Thanks to USA record label FiXT Plastic Barricades songs from "Tree of Ideas EP" became a part of a successful musical fundraiser to help grieving families and the Newtown community.
You can listen to more than 30 bands from all around the world taking part in the charity HERE.
Fantastic news, everyone!
Plastic Barricades have just confirmed a gig at a legendary London venue called THE DUBLIN CASTLE in Camden on the 9th of March 2013! Its stage has been graced by Blur, Coldplay, Supergrass, The Killers, The Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse and many others.
The line-up for the night includes exciting folk-rockers I SAID YES, who are launching their new EP, North Wales talents LIMITED SERIES and Scotish electro-folk quintet MOLLY WAGGER!
Mark you calendars, boys and girls! And check our LIVE section for more gigs!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, our beloved Plastic fans!
2012 was absolutely magnificent - an inspiring and life-changing adventure. We recorded "Tree of Ideas EP" and moved to London, to create and conquer!
Believe in your ideas, make things happen, create beauty, inspire and be inspired, sing and smile, love and be passionate!
And remember - WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!
You can catch the band up on stage at Cavendish Arms (LONDON, UK) on the 26.01.2013.
Join the Plastic Party!
Give a warm welcome to Daniel, the newest member of the Plastic Tribe, who took the reign in the Drum Kingdom. Daniel is from Colombia, keen on theater, acting and literature, always busy studying, and always shining behind the drums or piano.
The band is spending December in a new and cosy London rehearsal studio preparing the setlist for the upcoming gigs. PB will hit the stage in London at Camden Rock and Cavendish Arms in January. Stay on the line for the dates and tickets!
Don't forget to take part in our creative photo/video competition (description in the previous post) and be prepared for a "Meet and Greet" with the year 2013! Only 3 weeks to go!
ART inspired by MUSIC: Plastic Barricades Photo/Video сompetition STARTS NOW!
Inspired and influenced by almighty Radiohead, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Keane, Razorlight, Nirvana and many others, Plastic Barricades love to experiment with styles, sounds and approach. Romantic and honest, gloomy and curious, melodic and odd, we ask questions and try to find the answers. And yes – we really believe in changing the world and making amazing things happen!
Now you can be a part of the creative process! It’s getting colder and many of us are unwillingly falling into hibernation, to shake the sleepiness off, Plastic Barricades are starting a photo/video contest and you’re welcome to enter.
“Tree of Ideas” is a 6-track EP released in September 2012.The disc features romantic and desperate “9Lives”, hypnotizing and dreamy “Planets”, determined and passionate “Climb a Skyscraper” (dedicated to one and only real Spider-man Alain Robert), sarcastic and contagious “Giant Leap Back”, psychic-inspired “Radar ON/OFF” and written-on-a-plane “Airborne”.
Plastic Barricades are looking for inspiring, original and beautiful imagery that is connected to the songs of “Tree of Ideas”. There are no frames to limit creativity and you’re welcome to do anything from digital to film photography or a video.
Competition rules and prizes:
Get inspired by the Tree of Ideas EP and the lyrics
Join the project at: www.facebook.com/events/497668716944366/
Put a Like on www.facebook.com/plasticbarricades
Start creating awesomeness: 7 December 2012
Finish and submit by: 13 January 2013
Winner announced: 20 January 2013
Contest medium: Photography and/or Video, all must be in digital format.
Submission: Name, location, description of work (how it was inspired by PB), contact email.
The winner will get:
1. Signed limited edition “Tree of Ideas” CD (one of only 100 physical copies ever made)
2. A feature on PB official website (www.plasticbarricades.eu), on Facebook page and YouTube channel
3. T-shirt with album art
4. An exclusive invitation for two to Plastic Barricades rehearsal (travel not included)
5. Pass for two to the gig (date TBA)(travel not included)
- new gallery and keys audition - 22.10.12
- Tree of Ideas release - 8.09.2012
- Mastering - 19.08.12
- Release date and evac - 18.07.12
- Guitars and vocals - 11.07.12
- Bass recorded - 23.05.12
- Mouse - 17.05.12
- New album recording - 31.03.12
- "Giant Leap Back" video premiere - 17.02.2012
- Happy new 2012 - 31.12.2011
- New pics, video shoot and EP - 6.12.2011
- New pics and demo start - 23.09.2011
- PB on air! - 5.08.2011
- Radio exposure - 7.07.11
- New pictures - 6.06.11
- Promotional contract
- Album avaliable worldwide - 6.04.2011
- 31.12.2010 - NEW YEAR!
- Gamble Inc. out now! - 5.11.2010
- Band info update - 22.09.2010
- New photos and Crash-test demo 13.08.10
- Web update 19.07.2010
- MTV and Live 10.06.2010
- Back from London 01.06.2010
- PB arrived to London - 26.04.2010