pLastiq

pLastiq

 London, England, GBR
BandRockEDM

pLastiq are a North London based electro-rock quintet inspired by atom bombs, electric sheep and Tetris. Their debut album “The City” has enough energy in it to power all of Cornwall with some overspill to help in the fight against rogue Soviet submarines. They once played a show in Kilburn whilst the streets outside were littered with the bodies of dead kittens and fire. Their favourite foodstuffs are ice cream and tacos. Sometimes they’ll eat both at once. Because that’s just how they do.

Biography

pLastiq were formed at Feb/02/2010 in London by 2 brothers from Greece, Andreas and Yiannis, in a moment of realization of the amount of plastic that surrounds us. Plastic food, plastic art, plastic people…

The 2 brothers decided to leave their separate careers in music and join forces to do what's always been their dream: to be onstage together. Andreas left Greece where he was playing the biggest rock stages as keyboard player of one of the most acclaimed rock artists, Dionysis Tsaknis. Yiannis left Los Angeles and his band, We Govern We. They moved to London.

They joined forces with Marianne on the vocals, George on the bass and Ricky on the drums and after having released their debut album "The City" they are gigging around London, getting people's attention with their powerful and melodic set.

pLastiq's music can be described as rock-electronic. They have a dark electric rock sound with solid rhythms and beautiful strong melodies. A few bands that they mention as influences are: Blade Runner, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, Air, St Vincent, Bauhaus, Mozart's Requiem, Game Boy, Little Dragon, Blur, Portishead etc.

Lyrics

Self Involved

Written By: pLastiq

My soul relates to the shit of this town
In my mind a constant dark electric tone
Interrupted by feelings
Teasing synthetic blinks of happy sound

It's not that I'm dead,
We're sick undead,
Always dying never living
Or maybe I'm too busy self-involved in self-loathing

I rest in the past were all is done
I remind me the present has just begun
But something is pulling me around
And brings me back to the shit of this town

My mind is high trash that never run dry
Biting lips my soul bleeds from the outside
Rub my face in guilt it's your lost cause too,
So tell me why I feel left out

It's not that I'm dead,
We're sick undead,
Always dying never living
Or maybe I'm too busy self-involved in self-loathing

Never thought i was dead
Maybe lost in my head
From the fear i've been fed
To the ways i have led
Hanging on by a thread
In this endless dead end
Just lost in my head
Just lost in my head
Hanging on by a thread
Just lost in my head

And miss the fun of it all…

It's not that I'm dead,
We're sick undead,
Always dying never living
Or maybe I'm too busy self-involved in self-loathing

The City (Am I Poisoned?)

Written By: pLastiq

Corrupted words escaping empty faces
No one will remember tomorrow
Wondering around in a grey haze
Each moment is the same as tomorrow

Dark rotting cement walls closing in
The city's past mistakes closing in
Twisted frowns all they do is whisper
Whisper, yet they are all alone

The traffic's stopped someone cried "why stop? No one died"
The traffic's stopped someone cried "why stop? No one died"

Grey cement life. Am I poisoned?

Slimy, sticky loneliness dripping from their pores
yet no one's talking
Slimy, sticky loneliness dripping from my soul
yet I'm not walking

The traffic's stopped someone cried "why stop? No one died"
The traffic's stopped someone cried "why stop? No one died"

Grey cement life. Am I poisoned?

Salonica

Written By: pLastiq

6. Salonica

Out on the road, I’m just killing time
I’ve got the sun on my right, I think I’m gonna be fine

I see the sirens light, I’m up for static delight
I’m going without a fight, I’m guessing it’s alright
It’s alright

I’m breaking out, escaping now, just breakin, breakin, breakin out x 2

Out in the streets, the crowds are getting loud
The concrete is shaking with a beautiful sound
What a sound

I’m at its beating core, it feels like never before
Out in the street and I’m asking for more
I want more

I’m breaking out, escaping now, just breakin, breakin, breakin out x 2

Why don’t they know, why can’t they hear
Why is this darkness so unclear?
Spelling your name, I sense you near
Now I’m alive inside a sphere


9

Written By: pLastiq

9.

If it weren’t for you x 2
If it weren’t for you I’d still be here
If it hadn’t been you I’d still be near
I think it’s time to get mine x 2

Selfless bleeding I am anywhere
Feeding revolution everywhere

If it weren’t for me, you’d still be here
If it weren’t for me, you’d still be here
I think it’s time to meet my

Selfless bleeding I am anywhere
Feeding revolution everywhere

Discography

2012: The City (album)

Set List

1. Self-Involved - 4:04
2. The City (am i poisoned?) - 3:35
3. Villain - 5:21
4. Salonica - 4:27
5. Grey Poem - 5:17
6. 9 - 2:48
7. Black Coffee - 2:38

Total: 30 min.