Q&A Scene: Louis – Plastic

Tell us about your new single Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive?
It’s sick! It’s in the key of E something, minor? Major?

What’s your favourite work at this point in time? 
[pullquote]One time Levi our bass player didn’t show up for band rehearsal and we got two hours in before we noticed he wasn’t even there! [/pullquote]Always the new stuff, always peaking! Has anyone ever told you (that) you’re alive?

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
One time Levi our bass player didn’t show up for band rehearsal and we got two hours in before we noticed he wasn’t even there!

What, or who, inspires you?
Love and Suffering! Get inspired!

Which song do you wish you wrote?
‘Androgynous’ by The Replacements on a serious note!

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Coffee! Wake me up! Can you tell I’ve had a few? Its a bean right?

What’s next for you?
The Grammys!

What’s your scene?
Grammy winners!


About Plastic

“[Nightmares] explores the band’s undeniable talent for masterfully crafting thoughtful emotive indie rock” – Tone Deaf

“The lyrics of ‘So Numb’ have really gotten underneath my skin” – Sounds of Oz

“Its front-man Louis McDonald’s soulful voice and introspective lyrics that really guide us through” – Happy

Melbourne rock/noise-pop outfit, Plastic releases their first single in over a year, ‘Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive’. A banging, catchy slap in the face that sets the tone for their forthcoming sophomore EP, Air Conditioning.

Has Anyone Ever’ explodes out of a wall of static, an off-kilter melody carved from a 4-minute block of white noise. Clearing the static is front man Louis McDonald. With candid lyrics: “it’s all this staying up late… what part of this has you so confused?” sings Louis if not a little sarcastically, “Has anyone ever told you you’re alive?” Honing the songs on their latest New Zealand tour, the band settled down in late 2016 for summer hibernation. Their first attempts at self-recording in a Collingwood sauna they call their studio proved fruitful.

Having previously sold out a headlining show in Auckland and support slots in Melbourne for the likes of Alex Lahey and Frida, Plastic launch ‘Has Anyone Ever’ at Bar Open on March 31. The release of EP Air Conditioning will follow in April.

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