Self-Theories LP (23.11.2020)

"Self-Theories" LP

1. Tunnel

2. Optimist

3. Don't Follow Me!

4. Glaring Screens

5. Weightless

6. Right to be Adored

7. Game of Numbers

8. Spectators

9. One for the Road

10. The Great Unknown

11. Everyone is Busy (demo)

12. Final Chance (demo)


Written and produced by Plastic Barricades



Dan Kert – guitars, vocals, keyboards
Paul Love - drums, backing vocals, production

Elina Pasok – backing vocals (track 5 and 10), keyboards (track 5)

Henry Ball - backing vocals (track 4)


Released 23rd of November 2020
Recorded at the Shed Studio, London
Mixing: Paul Love
Mastering: Andy Baldwin, Metropolis Studios, London, UK
Artwork and photography: Elina Pasok

Special thanks goes out to our families, friends and fans for incredible support. Very special thanks goes to Bruce Traynor for making this recording possible. Very very special thanks to Elina and Nikki for being there for us.

“Self-Theories” is an album about despair and hope, anxiety and optimism, lack of self-esteem and active search for it, maladies of the modern world, our responsibilities and reinventing ourselves for the sake of a brighter future.

“Self-Theories” facts:

- Written and recorded in a backyard shed in North-West London, mixed by Paul Love in London and Paris and mastered by Andy Baldwin at Metropolis Studios in London.

- Three singles “One for the Road”, “Optimist” and “Tunnel” have truly DIY music videos. “Tunnel” was filmed using a digital microscope, “Optimist” had a cast of 300+ in a fish tank and “One for the Road” used vintage road trip footage from the 50-s.

- Artwork for the album and singles was created by Elina Pasok. “When your world is turning upside down - step outside, change your perspective and have a look from a distance.”

- 10 album tracks are followed by 2 previously unheard demos, that conclude the LP on a vulnerable note.

- “Self-Theories” is a follow-up to the 2017 “Mechanics of Life” LP.

What are self-theories?

Many choices that may eventually lead to life-defining decisions are fuelled by our internal „self-theories“. We create and nurture stereotypes about ourselves from an early age, and these stereotypes shape our thoughts, feelings and behaviour for the rest of our lives.

However, we are not what we think we are, we are what we do.

We are our actions!

© 2020 Plastic Barricades. The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Plastic Barricades. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. All rights reserved.


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