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Kill City Blues Launch | Mercury

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

George van der Spuy is running around like a blue-ass fly, trying to get everything organised for the big night ahead. Who can blame him? It?s time for George and co. to launch the Kill City Blues Rehearsal Studios at Mercury. Being a New Loud Rockets and an even bigger Taxi Violence fan, tonight is undeniably a great reason to get my gig on and I?m certainly not the only one who thinks so. You know you?re on the right track when it?s peeing with rain and there?s still a full house. One thing is for sure, the Mothercity rain won?t be hampering this night.

Images by Kristen Leigh Parris

A few complimentary gifts later, and it?s time for The Plastics a.k.a. the Arctic Africans. As said before, comparing bands is an unnecessary activity that should be avoided at all costs, however people cannot argue with the fact that The Plastics sound uncannily similar to the good old Arctic Monkeys. This is not to say that they aren?t good. The Plastics aren?t on the forefront of the indie rock scene for nothing. Front man Pascal Righini keeps the audience entertained while Sasha Righini beats the drums so hard; we think they might collapse into a heap. Something to take out of the night: look out for two tracks; the two that sound nothing like the Arctic Monkeys: Up The Downs and Jersey Girl blend a mix of rock ?n roll blues with an indie edge, making these songs equal winners.

New Loud Rockets, everybody?s favourite indie kids, hit the stage post-Plastics to a warmed up crowd. The Mercurians seemed a bit scared to move to the front during The Plastics? performance, but actually manage to come up to the stage to benefit from the Rockets? catchy songs. While their performance may be a little bit more subdued than normal, the majority still take the opportunity to sing 3 Days as loud as they possibly can. The great thing about New Loud Rockets is that their music always seems to get those Converse sneakers a-tapping, and once again, the skinny jeans of Mercury loved every second of it.

“The great thing about New Loud Rockets is that their music always seems to get those Converse sneakers a-tapping”

One thing is for sure, Taxi Violence gained a few more fans after Saturday night?s performance. When you arrive with two Taxi-virgins to one of the band?s Mercury gigs, you know that there is no way you?ll be seeing them leaving dissatisfied. With their heads banging in true rock style, they fitted right in with the rest of the Taxi Violence die-hards. The crowd was treated to two new TV-tracks as well as Bingo?s usual extravagant fiery act. Due to the fact that at one point he was wearing not-so-tightey-whiteys, some of us saw a little bit more than we bargained for. God help us. Besides that rather scary picture that is now looming in your head and won?t go away, be very bleak if you didn?t hit this party. When three of Cape Town?s raddest bands play Mercury, you go, no questions asked. Need I say more?

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New Music Video on Facebook!!! | The Plastics

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

to watch our brand new MUSIC VIDEO filled with drunken monkeys experimenting on us. click here.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Plastics/7558852052?ref=ts

ALL SIX songs off our latest EP are now up for FREE download here.

http://www.loadtheshow.com/show/theplastics
This friday THE PLASTICS will be at the “worcester rock show” so if any of you are from out that way – See you there.

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    The Beams | Mercury Live | Fri 13 Jun

    Friday, June 13th, 2008

    Hey Beamsters & Beamettes,

    Just thought you may like to know we’re playing at Mercury tonight!

    Here’s the event:

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=16493414219&ref=ts

    Its an after exams special with the Plastics!

    Check them out on their Myspace:

    www.myspace.com/theplasticsband

    Hope to see you there.

    Cover is R30.


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    The Plastics | Thank You | Upcoming Shows

    Friday, June 13th, 2008

    Thanks so much to everyone who came last night, we had an awesome time, I hope you enjoying the EP and digged the video (it will be on FB soon).

    ———————————————————————————
    THE PLASTICS Kick off the long-weekend on friday with the awesome foursome THE BEAMS at Mercury Live. Its breakup day and for only 30bucks its the place to be!
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=16493414219&ref=ts
    ———————————————————————————

    Then on Sunday for all you Northerners, we will be making our way out to Durbanville for a FREE show at Stones. End off your sunday in style with Double Brandewyn and cokes all round.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=16275533679
    ———————————————————————————

    The little favour: Please can you leave our “group” and join our “page” http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Plastics/7558852052?ref=ts
    as we will be closing down the group in the near future.

    Have a great weekend
    The Plastics


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    The Plastics | Video, EP Launch | Wed 11th Jun

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

    Why only launch a CD when you can launch a MUSIC VIDEO too?

    Thats right tomorrow night for the very first time, The Plastics will be screening The MONKEY SIMULATION MUSIC VIDEO!!!

    come and get your FREE copy of the debut EP!!

    please join our official page
    as the group will be shut down soon.

    See you there

    The Plastics


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    Advice For Upcoming Bands | Case Study: The Plastics

    Friday, June 6th, 2008

    I’ve been running into a bunch of guys who work and study in our little area of Cape Town. They’re called The Plastics. We did a band shoot with them some time back, and besides the fun we had, I realised that this is a band without much presence, but something that many bands lack – a business plan.

    Take it further…

    The Plastics just seem to get it. Here’s why: firstly, once you’ve set up your band and got a couple songs together, you gotta go beyond the music. The same creative process that went into writing basslines and drum rolls has now gotta go into getting people’s attention. In the case of our band-on-the-rise, Sasch leans over and mentions that they’ve spent a mountain of cash they saved from their last band, Hoax, to copy 1000 CDs. They’ll be handing them out for free at their EP launch at Obz Cafe on the 11th June. Everyone goes home with a copy, as a reward for checking out the act live.

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    The Plastics | Free MP3 Download | Quick Hits

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    To give you a little taster the single entitled “Monkey Simulation” Is available for FREE Download!!!
    http://www.loadtheshow.com/show/theplastics

    As little bonus you can exclusively listen to “Jersey Girl” another brand spanking new track, on our bandpage.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Plastics/7558852052

    See you guys next wed when u get all the new stuff on a FREE CD and the above links will become boring and old.

    Rad
    The Plastics


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    Your Live Music Guide | Issue #6 | Quick Hits

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    Capetonians, don’t be slack – get out there and pick up Issue #6 of YOUR Live Music Guide, featuring Flat Stanley’s Andrew Mac on the cover.

    In addition to an exclusive interview with Andy, articles by The Stig and Johnny Cashless make for some very interesting – and thought provoking – reading.

    There are reviews on live gigs by The Beams, Max Normal TV, D-Frost and Parklane. Bandwatch features The Plastics – along with info on how to pick up one of their free debut CDs.

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    Interview: The Plastics

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

    Who are The Plastics? Who are The Plastics?! We don’t know either, so we grabbed a few words with ‘em.

    The Plastics
    Plastic rock all the way.

    The Plastics. Who’s who in the zoo?

    P: I’m Pascal, I play guitar and sing.
    S: I’m Sasha, I play drums.
    K: I’m Karl, I play bass.

    Sick, bru. How long you guys been together?

    P: Since about…
    K. …July last year?
    S: Middle of last year.

    What type of music do you guys play?

    P: Probably, like, experimental alternative rock, with some funky stuff in it.
    K: …and some dance and stuff.
    P: Jams, groovy.
    K: Reggae.
    S: Power-reggae.
    P: Plastic rock. A new genre.

    Cool, starting a new genre. What’s your ideal gig. If you could play on the moon, Eiffel Tower, whatever?

    K: I’d say on Mars.
    S: With Muse.
    P: In Cydonia, on Mars, with Muse. (laughs all round)

    Who are your influences?

    P: (without pausing) Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age
    K: …The Strokes…
    P: …Kings of Leon, Hoax.
    S: We get our influences from lots of places, even R&B and listening to Justin Timberlake and Eagles of Death Metal. 50 Cent (laughs)

    One more: why do you make music?

    P: Love, man.
    K: Love.
    S: Love.
    K: Peace, love and death metal.

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    In Focus: The Plastics

    Monday, April 14th, 2008

    If you’re an underground band, Overtone’s doing monthly press photography shoots for R300. Get in there while it’s hot. In focus over the weekend was upcoming indie-rock threepiece The Plastics. “We’re old-skool,” they said. Check out the behind-the-scenes shots from the studio in Cape Town, courtesy of Kathy Traut.

    If you’re in Cape town, get more info on how to get shot: click here. If you’re elsewhere, we’re on our way. Get ready.



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