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PLASTIC – ‘Here There Is No Gravity’ Album Review

PLASTIC – Here There Is No Gravity

PlasticUK heavy rock/grunge band Plastic will release their debut album Here There Is No Gravity on March 9th 2018. The band formed in December 2015 and released the EP Drop, which was followed by a split EP with Cheshire based shoegazers Brine entitled The Light, The Dark & The Overwhelming Nothing.

Throughout 2017, the band have been releasing singles from the record, entitled Flossing, Melt & Headless Rabbit. The first of those, Flossing, opens this 12-track tour-de-force. It is a track with 1990s grunge underpinning but sounds fresh and powerful with some great, serrated guitar work throughout. The heavier and darker Melt certainly tips it hat to Nirvana with the quiet/loud/quiet formula for the verses and chorus and it grinds you into submission – good stuff indeed!

The five-minute plus Situations is a complex track more Pearl Jam than Nirvana and it is a damn good listen with superb drum driven sections and it leads to the next lengthy song, Mirror Silhouette with dominant guitar lick and throat scorching vocals.

The single Headless Rabbit opens with a plaintive vocal and softly strummed guitar and features restrained power throughout in an Alice In Chains type way. The faster and more aggressive approach on Wool and Skin Is Peeling juxtapose nicely with the slower efforts and the latter is sheer aggression!

On My Warm Bed, Plastic again channel that Nirvana approach of sorrowful vocals that lead to an aural assault before weird sections of atonal guitars set up the next attack of distorted guitars.  I’ve Been Floating is five plus minutes of grunge at slow pace and leads to another mellow introduction on Hypochondriac but, this time, the laid back guitar and mournful vocal approach is maintained throughout.

The band go all in on the nine and a half minutes of Sweet Low with fuzzed out bass introduction and a slow drum beat, the atmosphere builds and builds with a tremendous patience and in a My Bloody Valentine style demanding slow swaying, head-banging and a shoe-gaze vibe is present throughout – superb stuff.

The album closes with Fizzy Haze with the band maintaining a slower yet heavy approach and bringing this great album home in true 1990’s grunge style updated for the 2018 listener!

Check out Plastic and Here There Is No Gravity at Sweet Low Records: http://sweetlowrecords.bigcartel.com/product/plastic-here-there-is-no-gravity-pre-order-cd-wallet

 

 

 

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