Interview: Plastic

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Melbourne rock/noise-pop outfit, Plastic, releases their single, ‘Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive’. A banging, catchy slap in the face that sets the tone for their forthcoming sophomore EP. The track 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. We caught up with him to find out more.

Tell us more about the single, ‘Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive’.

Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re Alive, is our first release in a little while. It’s the single from our upcoming EP Air Conditioning which we recorded last year with Henry Jenkins from Karate Boogaloo. It’s a bit of a noisey one!

What makes Plastic work so well together as a band, and how did you all come together?

We enjoy hanging out and so making music comes fairly naturally from that. A few of us are old mates from NZ who got things going here in Melb.

Your single launch was last week – what do you guys love about playing live shows?

The gig was fun! Some music from us and a few bad jokes from me.

The EP, Air Conditioning is set for release in April. What kind of work went into this project?

It was us going into our own studio and recording first time on our own terms. Things were definitely more relaxed which was great. We recorded a bunch of tunes and picked the ones we thought worked best together. We also were able to spend time afterwards tweaking and redoing things, although I don’t think we we actually changed much from the first sessions.

What advice would you give other bands?

The things that keep us going are that we really enjoy it and can’t see ourselves stopping for any reason.

So just keep at it!