We’re soooo excited about The Plastic’s new album, Pyramids. Their new track “Best Pretenders” is already being played on the radio (YAY).
We had the privilege of collaborating with The Plastics in the June/July issue of VL. We thought we’d share our interview with them here…
Who or what inspires your music?
That’s always quite a difficult thing to pin down as a collective, as we all listen to different music. In fact, I don’t think that we really know what everyone else in the band is listening to at the time! Our songs are constructed in two ways – either Pascal will bring in the bones of a song idea or we’ll work out something from ideas we’ve jammed. So when it comes to putting it all together, we listen in to each other and write it all together. So a lot of the inspiration comes from each other as well as our personal influences.
How did you all meet?
Pascal and Sasha played in a punk band called Hoax and met Arjuna through his band, War on Salt. Karl met them at university through the Hoax guitarist.
We know you’re working on a new album, and we’re so excited. What can we expect?
It’s going to be a difficult album to categorise. There’s everything on there from old school rockers, to 60s style, more chilled songs, to songs sounding more in line with the sound we got on Stereo Kids. There’s even a song that’s quite long and progressive and takes many twists and turns. The album is a collection of the best songs we’ve written in the past year or so, irrespective of style.
The best way to describe it would be to say there’s a definite 60s/70s influence with production making it modern sounding. We’ve made sure that the songs will make you move!
When you’re not jamming, what do each of you do?
We’re all quite involved in the music industry besides the band. Pascal has a band management company, Sasha and Arjuna do quite a bit of sound engineering and production work and Karl plays quite a bit of guitar. We’re also into the odd game of poker with friends and try support a fair amount of local bands at their gigs.
What was your favourite part about shooting with Vintage Lifestyle magazine?
We’re a fan of vintage clothing styles, so to get a chance to be photographed in a mag such as Vintage Lifestyle was an absolute pleasure. It was all very laid back and was great to meet and work with all the people involved.
Where can we get hold of you?
Listen to their new tracks HERE