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A Plastic Rose


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A Plastic Rose are purveyors of mid nineties post-hardcore tinged ‘Catchy Alternative Rock‘, rooted firmly in late naughties peacetime Belfast, where they have been cutting their teeth on the northern front since August 2006.

A Plastic Rose are the cross-community-cross-border stars of the future. This 4-piece were formed when bassist Troy and drummer Dave answered an emergency call from other members Gerry (guitar/vox) and Ian (guitar/vox) following unsuccessful attempts to kidnap members from other local bands. Once settled these Sligo/Tyrone mongrels have forced themselves into public and critical consciousness with acclaimed EPs, singles and live shows including TV appearances on UTV’s ‘Live At The Limelight’, multiple radio sessions across Ireland, and well-received slots at Glasgowbury, Hard-Working-Class Heroes, Unconvention and Leeds and Reading Festivals, the latter coinciding with them becoming the first ever unsigned band to be play-listed on BBC Radio 1, with airplay across the schedule. Jo Whiley, Edith Bowman, Nihal, Hew Stevens and Tom Robinsons all playing their debut single ‘All You Know And Love Will Die.

They deliver their “nu-wave-disco-grunge-old-skool-emo” with a passion and intensity forged by their apprenticeship of gigging anytime, anywhere, with and to anyone, a philosophy that has led to them sharing stages with acts as diverse as Frank Turner, Explosions In The Sky, Fightstar, And So I Watch You From Afar and Fighting With Wire, picking up fans in Charlie Simpson (Fightstar – “Irelands best up and coming band at the moment”) and Gary Lightbody (giving them a mention in his list of N.


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