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Hot Plastic – Keep Up (Video)

Nic Dinnie, singer/guitarist/producer, Elisa Da Silva, bassist, and Jon Caws, drummer, collectively as Hot Plastic harness the energy of kinetic momentum. Offsetting behind-the-scenes insights in a frame of thoughtful design, presenting authentic experience of studio and gigging life, they work hard at their craft and know how to have a good time doing it. On Jersey, Hot Plastic is a success story already, not because of out-of-the-park social media metrics – yet! – but because Nic and crew are the epitome of DIY industriousness and their shows are tremendous good times.

The band asked us to make a video for their song Keep Up. Nic gave The Blue Note Bar an atmosphere of a theatrical stage set with furrowed drapes lit from the sides to deepen shadows. A micro-stage for the dancing feet sequences was set up on a patch of floor with a single spotlight that guests were invited to use to show off their fancy moves or cool footwear, or both. As this brilliant indie-pop group performed on stage, Gary, James, and Chris (just about) avoided getting in each other’s way filming the proceedings. The resulting video, complete with bouncing ball on the lyrics just like in karaoke, is a fast-paced treat. The song is a dazzling pop gem replete with hooks, mixed and mastered with skilful economy, featuring a toothsome guitar riff that jangles in the ears long after the final chord rings out. The no-nonsense groove at its heart is serious business – just listen to the outro section’s articulated funk and marvel at its balanced application of fierce chops with deft lightness of touch.

Thanks to the band for allowing us to be a part of their story. Follow them for non-stop news as they plot their success.

KEEP UP

A song all about having some fun!

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The Keep Up T-shirt is available here


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Hot Plastic – Live!

Hot Plastic – Live! Part 1/3 Early Reflections

 

In 2017 we hosted some ‘Bubblebrain Presents …’ shows, introducing musical talents that we feel particularly pleased to know and excited to work with. In April we filmed Hot Plastic, having recently got to know the duo of Nic Dinnie (vox, guitar, beats) and J (bass) who were super kind to help us put the night together. They played this set of intense, rocking out, weird, loveable, dissociative electropop. We’re not sure where it all began, but this is where we came in.

 

The Troubadour 21/4/17

00:00 Catching Bullets
03:00 Good and Guilty
06:31 Give Me Your Love
11:31 Time Bombs
15:38 Head to the Side
20:27 Run Away

 

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Photos by Chris Almond

 

Hot Plastic – Live! Part 2/3 Interview hosted by The Official Gary Law

 

Interviewer Gary tackles the issues that matter with Nic and J of Hot Plastic. As they prepare for destinations abroad – Nic to London and J to the Czech Republic – Gary has the questions other interviewers lacking the necessary minerals refrain from asking. We learn Nic and J will share a pair of trousers on the reunion tour, why J must follow her heart, and which band is the best on Jersey according to Nic.

 

 

Hot Plastic – Live! Part 3/3 All Hallows’ Eve

 

Hot Plastic appeared as if out of nowhere and triumphed at every venue, festival and party they could find. We’re happy to have been at the right time and place to make this document of one of the best bands of the Channel Islands.

Nic Dinnie – vocals, guitar
J – bass
George Gallichan – drums
Ondrej Malina – lead guitar on Give Me Your Love

 

The Green Rooster 27/10/17

00:00 Catching Bullets
02:59 Run Away
07:04 Give Me Your Love
14:19 Searchlights
17:36 Time Bombs
22:33 Apple
27:28 Candice

 

So 2018 …

We have said goodbye to our wonderful Jay who has moved on to the Czech Republic with Ondrej. So that leaves us with an epic year full of memories and great times. The show must go on and this year will see some changes made.

2017 was hard and fun like moving to a new high school and finding your way around. Luckily we walked straight into the Bubblebrain boys. Needless to say a lot of fun was had and more to come. ― Hot Plastic

 

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