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Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom | INDIE

Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"Jim Carrol's Future Sounds"

"Sligo-raised, Belfast-based combo throwing the sort of radio-friendly alt.rock shapes and licks that auger well for their future."
- The Ticket (Irish Times)


"The Flower and The Glory"

"Noisey, emotive and with its heart beating and bleeding all over its sleeve - it's a collection of songs that while lacking dead-eyed cool, have no trouble convincing of their sincerity" - Hotpress Magazine


"Jim Carrol's Future Sounds"

"Sligo-raised, Belfast-based combo throwing the sort of radio-friendly alt.rock shapes and licks that auger well for their future."
- The Ticket (Irish Times)


"A Plastic Rose EP Review"

"‘Kids Don’t Behave Like This’ is a swooning, soaring piece of proto-shoegazing glory, vocal rippling with barely-concealed emotion until the last minute, when he explodes with a Vedder-esque roar, drawing a Biffy-tinged veil over proceedings.....Kids should behave like this" - Alternative Ulster


"First Cuts"

"ian mchugh is a tasty guitarist....his playing is remeniscent of 60s folk-pop, and his fragile voice can carry loads of emotion and expression" Jackie Hayden, HOTPRESS - Hotpress


"A Plastic Rose EP Review"

"‘Kids Don’t Behave Like This’ is a swooning, soaring piece of proto-shoegazing glory, vocal rippling with barely-concealed emotion until the last minute, when he explodes with a Vedder-esque roar, drawing a Biffy-tinged veil over proceedings.....Kids should behave like this" - Alternative Ulster


"Plastic Fantastic"

Drawing on influences such as Jeff Buckley to Nirvana, from Radiohead to Bob Dylan, the heartfelt lyrics and passionate performances of McHugh and Norman already familiar to discerning Sligo music fans are enlivened by the new full band setting - The Weekender


"Plastic Fantastic"

Drawing on influences such as Jeff Buckley to Nirvana, from Radiohead to Bob Dylan, the heartfelt lyrics and passionate performances of McHugh and Norman already familiar to discerning Sligo music fans are enlivened by the new full band setting - The Weekender


Discography

'FIVE SECOND STARE' EP 4 tracks. Self released 2006
1-My Avalanche
2-Hold On Tight
3-Indian Sheets]
4-Scream If You Need It
Listen for FREE here http://www.last.fm/music/a+plastic+rose/five+second+stare

'SILENCE, YOU' EP 3 tracks self released 2007
1-All You Know And Love Will Die
2-Silence, You
3-Colour Blue
BUY on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/silence-you/id282416265

'A PLASTIC ROSE' EP 3 tracks self released 2008
1-Kid's Don't Behave Like This
2-Skin
3-Superspeed

'PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE' EP 4 track self release 2008
1-Found Forever
2-Sun's A Shadow
3-Flicker
4-Fade and Disappear
BUY on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/photographs-in-black-white/id307677122


'HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS' EP 2 tracks self released 25th December 2009
1-Promises
2-Mother It's Time
Still available FREE at http://aplasticrose.bandcamp.com/

'ALL YOU KNOW AND LOVE WILL DIE' single.released 2009
Playlisted on BBCRadio 1 with plays on edith bowman, joe wiley and nadal's shows.
1-All You Know And Love Will Die
2-Flicker(CD ONLY)

'COLOUR BLUE' split 7" single with 'The Good Fight' released through Di Di Mau Records 2010

'KIDS DON'T BEHAVE LIKE THIS' 7" single released through Di Di Mau Records.
BUY on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kids-dont-behave-like-this/id359275918

'OCEANS' single released through Di Di Mau Records. CD.
BUY-http://aplasticrose.bandcamp.com/track/oceans

Phantom FM K9 Session
1-The Funeral (Band Of Horses cover)
2-The Metal Man
3-Kids Don't Behave Like This
Available for FREE download www.aplasticrose.bandcamp.com

'THE PROMISE NOTES' 7 track mini album released digital/digi pack CD through Di Di Mau Records.
8/10 Rock Sound Mag.
1-Oceans
2-The Metal Man
3-The Stuttering
4-Tiger Tail
5-Two Steps
6-Louder Than Me
7-Last Shining Star
Available for streaming and purchase www.aplasticrose.bandcamp.com

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Bio

After a tremendously busy 2011, A Plastic Rose are set to kick off 2012 by supporting Snow Patrol in London's O2 Arena (Feb11th) and Belfast's Odyssey Arena (Jan 25th) to crowds of up to 34,000 at two sold out shows. Finally, an opportunity to prove their worth on the biggest of all stages after 5 years of relentless touring, recording, and writing to build their loyal fanbase, known to the band as the APRmy, this is yet another step forward for one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting bands.

After paying tribute to them in Q Magazine’s August issue, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody came to see the band he had so long admired in a tiny, dark venue in Belfast, and was so impressed he extended the invitation to join Snow Patrol on their 'Fallen Empires' arena tour.

After these shows, it's full steam ahead for the rest of the year with 'Build From The Ground Up', the 1st of 4 singles from their highly anticipated debut album, released in March through their label Di Di Mau. The album’s planned release date is September 2012, supported by a full UK & Irish tour.

The debut follows 2011's mini album The Promise Notes released on Di Di Mau Records, which is gaining an increasingly strong roster of important artists, The Promise Notes is a summation of where the band has got to so far, but leaves you in no doubt that the best is yet to come. With overwhelmingly positive reviews in the UK and Irish press (8/10 Rock Sound, 7/10 AU, 8/10 Drop D) The Promise Notes has successfully got people talking about this exciting new band, garnering them comparisons to the likes of Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, and Twin Atlantic.

Their mixture of pure emotion and rock and roll dynamics has seen them winning over audiences all over the UK and Ireland, headlining the 2nd stage of the T Vital Festival in Bangor, and high profile gigs such as Arthur’s Day in Dublin supporting Bell X1, the Glasgowbury music festival in Draperstown, the Sea Sessions, and tour support for Snow Patrol confirm that A Plastic Rose are THE most exciting new rock band in the UK right now.