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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN
WHEN CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
“Self-Theories,” the new album by London alt-indie duo Plastic Barricades was released on November 23rd, 2020.
Welcome to “Self-Theories,” an album about despair and hope, anxiety and optimism, lack of self-esteem and the active search for it, maladies of the modern world, our responsibilities and reinventing ourselves for the sake of a brighter future.
– Written and recorded in a backyard shed in North-West London, mixed by Paul Love in London and Paris and mastered by Andy Baldwin at Metropolis Studios in London.
– Three singles “One for the Road,” “Optimist” and “Tunnel” have truly DIY music videos. “Tunnel” was filmed using a digital microscope, “Optimist” had a cast of 300+ in a fish tank and “One for the Road” used vintage road trip footage from the 50’s.
– Artwork for the album and singles was created by Elina Pasok. “When your world is turning upside down – step outside, change your perspective and have a look from a distance.” 10 album tracks are followed by two previously unheard demos, that conclude the LP on a vulnerable note.
– “Self-Theories” is a follow-up to the 2017 “Mechanics of Life” LP.
What are self-theories?
Many choices that may eventually lead to life-defining decisions are fuelled by our internal “self-theories.” We create and nurture stereotypes about ourselves from an early age, and these stereotypes shape our thoughts, feelings and behavior for the rest of our lives.
However, we are not what we think we are, we are what we do.
We are our actions!
How would your anxieties look under a microscope?
The video was made using a microscope with up to 1000 times magnification.
“Labyrinths with open doors for an optimist.”
Video featuring 8 houses, 8 cars, plenty of glassware, some benches and trees, a crowd of 300 cast members and around 20 buckets of water.
One for the Road
An ode to the freedom of exploration.
Footage filmed in the late 1950’s around the US by families with their brand-new cutting edge handheld cameras.
Romantic and honest, gloomy and curious, melodic and melancholic, Plastic Barricades chronicle life in the troubled yet fascinating XXI century, asking questions and trying to find answers.
Based between London and Paris, Plastic Barricades are Dan Kert on guitars and vocals and Paul Love on drums and production.
Inspired and influenced by almighty Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Placebo, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Nirvana and many others, the band loves to experiment with styles, sound and approach.
“Don’t follow me I’m lost”
Dan, Paul and Elina