The Plastic Pals – “Riding With Elvis”

January 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm

The Plastic Pals

During 2015 The Plastic Pals celebrate 10 years as a band. Today they release the single “Riding With Elvis” which makes it a perfect way to start this music year, I think. It’s been 80 years since Elvis was born today, and the band honour him with a sparkling tribute to rock’n’roll. In their own way, with a rough, tight groove, inspired by Motown, and razorsharp guitar riffs. Another band attribute, the melodic, catchy chorus, is also there, and the question is if the band have ever sounded this good.

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New pop singles from Mathias Melo, Fou De Toi, The Plastic Pals and Simian Ghost

February 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The Plastic Pals

The Plastic Pals

Mathias Melo – “My Friend the Freedom Fighter”

Mathias Melo is a new musical acqaintance for me, one who has just released his first single, “My Friend the Freedom Fighter”. It’s an inspirational, sunny singer/songwriter pop with a lovely rhythmic acoustic guitar playing, and an interesting voice from Mathias.

Fou De Toi – “Dreams”

Today Fou De Toi release the second single from their collaboration with the producer Ronald Blood. It’s called “Dreams” and is yet another example of their exquisite sense of catchy pop melodies.

The Plastic Pals – “The Final Remedy”

Tomorrow The Plastic Pals release the single “The Final Remedy”. The song is taken from their excellent second album “Turn the Tide”, launched last year. Great groove on this catchy tune which send me vibes of powerpop, new wave and garage rock and a breath of the era around the end of the seventies/the beginning of the eighties.

Simian Ghost – “Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)”

And here’s another piece of wonderful dreamy indie pop from Simian Ghost in the song “Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)”. The song is a tribute to Trish Keenan, former singer in  Broadcast, who tragically passed away three years ago.

The Plastic Pals – “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

January 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The Plastic Pals

Like it was the start of a road movie from the beginning of the seventies The Plastic Pals take off with a classically rasping engine warmer riff on the single “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”. The song is a warm-up before the release of the band’s new album “Turn the Tide”, to be released in February. It’s been four years since they launched the last album, “Good Karma Café”, so it’s going to be quite interesting to hear what they’re up to this time, and the single promises a lot. A few days ago they also released another song for free, which is available on their site.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Plastic Pals

December 8, 2008 at 3:21 pm

The Plastic PalsA couple of months ago The Plastic Pals released their debut album “Good Karma Café”. A solid, exciting rock and powerpop album with a collection of strong tracks with The Plastic Pals’ own special sound. It feels like great retro mixture molded into something new. I get so many associations to this that I find it hard to tell them apart into some kind of description.

Sixties pop, psychadelia, Blue Öyster Cult, Television, and yes it feels clean and rough at the same time. I really love the vocals from Håkan Soold, which adds a lot of soul to the music and keeps everything together. A really good album that grows each time I listen to it.

Below you’ll find a couple of tracks from Good Karma Café plus a video. Visit The Plastic Pals on Myspace to listen and read more.

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