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Das Plastixx (single launch), Bluebirds, The Bleeders at Audio, 29/4/18

The Bleeders seem to have morphed out of The Modests and as a duet of drums and guitar create a hard rocking wall of sound that hits you right between the eyes.

A superbly energetic performance from lead Jackson Harvey is only briefly interrupted by a stage dive that disconnects his guitar, but not by the broken string, which seems evident for most of the set.

An accomplished performance given his first gig as a duo with Daniel McGuigan was only last November.

Their blistering paced alt rock performance sets the tempo for the rest of the evening.

Bluebirds serve up some garage rock and blues with a psychedelic edge; dark and menacing, Daniel Telford’s angst driven lyrics and charisma are the focus of this performance.

Mighty powerful delivery and gritty subject matter with a punk mentality furnish an outstanding performance that seems all too short.

This is Das Plastixx’s night and as the band which formed in 2016 release their latest single ‘You Wait for War’ as the follow up to their debut EP Button Up in January this year.

A four piece of guitars, bass, drums and Jack Mohan on vocals and keys they have a very full grunge rock sound with a hint of psychedelia, due in the main to the keys, but with some outstanding guitar work by Mark Anthony Carroll who fills out the songs with some first-class guitar solos.

Mohan gives a bit of a Liam Gallagher vibe when not on the keys with his hands behind his back; he appears to be wearing a tiara, but I guess we all have our own ways of dealing with hair trouble.

Garage rock with a post punk 90’s feel and great instrumentals their individualism sets them apart, their future should be bright.

Words/Photos: Derek McCutcheon

New Years Revolution with The Ninth Wave, Das Plastixx at Tut’s, 20/1/18

Snow-related issues around the South Lanarkshire area prevent me from arriving in time to see supports Le Thug and Acrylic, however I manage to catch Das Plastixx, a four piece from Glasgow who describe themselves as employing an ‘exciting brand of psych-grunge.’

Although some hooky melodies are decipherable through waves of shoegaze-inspired noise, it is unfortunate that I was less than excited watching their set.

Headliners The Ninth Wave don the stage a short while later.

Infectious melodies from synth player Louise Maclellan, snare-heavy drum lines reminiscent of Interpol, and spiky guitar riffs all combine together effortlessly.

Frontman Haydn Park-Patterson’s smooth baritone delivery couples well with the voice of bassist Millie Kidd to cut above the instrumentation.

The performance verges on the theatrical; the band has adopted a look somewhere between Bowie’s Thin White Duke and a Smashing Pumpkins video from the mid-1990, and it is rather striking.

For ‘Swallow Me’, Park-Patterson removes drumsticks and a pair of pink rubber gloves from a metal bin, before pulling on the gloves with menacing deliberation and proceeding to use the bin as extra percussion.

There is always a danger that theatrics can be used as a sticking plaster to cover up bad performances or songwriting, however such danger do not arise.

The set is slick and professional; songs like ‘Heartfelt’, ‘Collapsible People’ and ‘We Can’t Go Anywhere Else’ are dark, yet tempered with pop sensibilities; a very enjoyable performance indeed.

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Words: Calum Stewart
Photos: Brendan Waters