Stumbled Upon #068 – Plastic Birds (Sydney)

In our 68th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Plastic Birds from Sydney, and chat about being in a band with your brother, rapping, Phil Collins and get a sneak peak at their latest track ‘In Time’.

Band Name:
Plastic Birds

Website / Social Media:
Facebook / Soundcloud

Psychedelic froth ‘n’ roll

Members & their roles:
Ben – sings and plays the guitars
Simon – does everything else (drums, keys, production)

What music or artists inspired you?
We’ve always been into The Beatles in a big way, especially the psychedelic stuff. So many great songs. We’re into all the good music from the 60’s/70’s, then throw in some 80’s Phil Collins and a bit of Dr. Dre. That’s pretty much us.

How did the band get started?
Well Simon was born, then a couple of years later Ben was born, and being pretty close bro’s the ‘band’ probably started sometime in the mid 90s, who knows. We started making music together a while ago (maybe 5-6 years, hard to say) just for fun with no intentions of doing anything with it. Just whenever we were both around and felt like it. I think the first song we ever did together was a rap.

How would you best describe your live show:
Watch this space…

What shows do you have coming up?
At the moment we’re focusing on getting an EP out later this year, then we’ll think about playing the songs live. We’re pretty happy keeping it just about sound for now, and both have commitments with other bands/projects which keeps us busy.

Keep an eye on Facebook for more dates.

Tell us about your latest release:
‘In Time’ is a beat driven, fuzzed out, reverb soaked psychedelic adventure, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your chesterfield/beanbag. Happy travels.

Where can I get your music?
iTunes, Spotify and all other good retailers.

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