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Shimmering bass and ringing guitars

Meaningful lyrics healing your scars

Heart-breaking beat put on repeat

Mystical keyboards make us complete

 

Curious, happy, honest and sad

Future of mankind makes us gloomy and mad

Don’t try to run, nowhere to hide

There is no escape from our little Plastic Tribe!

 

Hey you, the curious and the lonesome! You are probably on a quest for a “once upon a time…” kind of story, where the struggling musicians discover their true genius at the very bottom and then become spoiled with attention, start acting like “rock-stars”, sell their souls to the Devil and ruin some lives along the way, but then find forgiveness and peace in the art itself, settling for a quiet and a bit reclusive life on a farm in the south of somewhere.

Well, all that did happen, but it will take a long while to describe on a random website in the vast ocean of the Internet. Besides, I am sure you’ve heard it all before. So how about instead we will just explain what Plastic Barricades are for.

Ever felt truly alone in your personal quest for meaning? Lonesome in a big crowd of cheerful friends? Never truly fitting in the online world of instant gratification and permanent records? Awkward in front of a camera or on a dance floor? Daydreaming in that beautiful world of literature and art? Experiencing strong feelings when listening to music? Feeling truly sorry for the cruelty of the world and looking for ways to make it a bit better?

 If you have answered “yes” to at least some of these – congratulations, you are in the right place.

We believe that any art form can have truly transformative powers and soothe a wounded soul. The world today needs empathy more than ever – and art helps with that. Humankind has suffered enough. The Planet has suffered enough. In the times when we are all connected we somehow feel even more alone. This can change if we embrace our differences and celebrate our kindness, open our hearts to change and fight our fears for the sake of reinventing ourselves.

We play music because we just cannot stop feeling things that need expressing – and making noises through speakers is the only way we’ve learnt. This is how we look for answers to the difficult questions and find some peace in the turbulent times.

Let’s feel things together – and let’s be better together!

 

Dan x Elina x Paul

 

Plastic Barricades’ Book of Random Happenings:

2007 – Birth of PB in Tallinn, Estonia

2008 – single “London Walk/Heavy World” and “Metropolitan Paranoia” EP released, first tour

2009 – “Gamble Inc” EP recorded in London

2010 – first music video for “Insomnia Seeds” released

2011 – “Tree of Ideas” EP recording in Tallinn

2012 – evacuation to London

2013 – “Shine” single release, first UK shows and Oxjam Band of the Year nomination

2014 – “Masterminds” single release, first UK tour, Hard Rock Café London show as part of Global Battle of the Bands, birth of Shed Studio

2015 – “Needles in Haystacks” single release and Sziget Festival Battle of the Bands finalist

2016 – “Half of your Soul” single release, second UK tour and Songwall’s Songs in the Sky competition win

2017 – full-length “Mechanics of Life” album release and UK tour

2018 – songwriting and recording for album nr 2

2019 – “One for the Road” single and music video release

2020 – “Optimist”, “Tunnel” singles release and full-length “Self-Theories” album release

 

Plastic Barricades are:

Dan Kert – guitars, keyboards, vocals

Paul Love – drums, backing vocals, guitars, keyboards and production

 

Team:

Elina Pasok – art, photography and moving image

Andrew Dex – publicist

Andy Baldwin – mastering engineer

 

Former Plastic Barricades:

Kir N - drums (2007-2009)

Vassili Zdanov - drums (2010-2012)

Daniel Perez - drums (2012-2013)

Matteo Ippolito - drums (2013)

Frazer James Webster - drums (2013-2017)

Jan Laan - bass (2007-2013)

Daniele Borgato - bass (2013-2017)

Jonas Svendsen - lead guitar (2016-2017)

 

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