Musical Advent Calendar Day 8: Plastic Barricades!

Original image courtesy of Plastic Barricades.

“Is the glass you hold half empty? / Are you gonna fill it up again? / Drink it till the end/ Find the light; don’t curse the darkness / There are many pathways to explore / Labyrinths with open doors / For an optimist…”

“Optimist” by Plastic Barricades

Today’s Advent Calendar feature is Plastic Barricades! Based in London and Paris, Plastic Barricades is made up of Dan Kert (Guitar/Vocals) and Paul Love 9Drums/Production). The project “chronicles life in the troubled yet fascinating XXI century, asking questions and trying to find answers.” Musically inspired by Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Snow Patrol, among other iconic acts, Plastic Barricades describes themselves as “romantic and honest, gloomy and curious, [and] melodic and melancholic.” 

Plastic Barricades’ latest project, Self-Theories, released November 23, questions what it means to be human when change is the only constant, a very relevant theme for 2020. Written and recorded in a backyard shed in northwest London, the album features ten tracks and two previously-unheard demos that serve as a follow up to the band’s 2017 Mechanics of Life album. Self-Theories explores the “many choices that may eventually lead to life-defining decisions…fuelled by our self-theories. We create and nurture stereotypes about ourselves from an early age, and these stereotypes shape our thoughts, feelings, and behavior for the rest of our lives,” the band says. “However, we are not what we think we are, we are what we do. We are our actions!

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