Friday, June 20, 2014

Instant Party

The amazing Deerhoof played at Bangkok's Harmonica bar on June 17, and Plastic Section were lucky enough to be one of the support bands (the other was a great new My Bloody Valentine-esque Thai band called Hariguem Zaboy) - it was a brilliant night and a rare chance to see Deerhoof play at a small venue (about 100 people) with a great sound. They played quite a few songs form their incredible Break Up Song album and a good selection from many of their other releases, as well as a cool cover of the Ramones' "Pin Head" and an encore of "Come See the Duck" from the Green Cosmos EP.

As well as being amazing musicians and performers, Greg, Satomi, John and Ed were really nice people who watched the support bands and hung out with the audience, happily signing autographs and chatting with everybody. So big thanks to Deerhoof for an incredible night and to Put Wednesday Suksriwan at Harmonica for organizing the show!



 Live photo of Plastic Section by Dave Crimaldi.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Plastic Section supporting Deerhoof!

Plastic Section will be supporting the incredible Deerhoof at Bangkok's Harmonica bar on June 17! Also on the bill are a great new Thai shoegaze band called Hariguem Zaboy. It will be amazing. If your here, make sure you're there!!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Festival Frenzy!

As rainy season hits a boiling-over Bangkok on the brink, there are festivals galore for (real) music lovers.. Last weekend (May 10-11) saw the second installment of the amazing two-day Noise Festival, where Plastic Section played a crazy set without drums or bass - Ben rocked the electric guitar as usual while Pok ran around blowing a melodica - it was great! Here's a link to some video from the set: Spin It Out

This weekend there is Fatty's Festival on May 16-17 at Fatty's Bar and Diner in Din Daeng - Ben will play a solo set on Saturday night at around 10:30pm, right after the amazing Deadtown Trash. Then on Sunday, there's a music and art festival at a new venue called Change and Charge, where the full Plastic Section experience can be experienced at around 6pm. Details here: Change and Charge

See you here, there and everywhere! Let's rock!

 Picture of 2/3 of Plastic Section by Dave Crimaldi from Noise Festival:
 And a photo by amazing singer-songwriter Eico Kurosawa from the same set:

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Noise

This weekend in Bangkok (May 10 - 11), as well as the now usual political protests, violence and chaos on the streets, there will be a truly "indie" music and arts festival, arranged by Panda Records. Loads of brilliant bands are performing and people will have stalls selling their music and other bits and pieces. Plastic Section will share a stall with solo experimental guitar wizard Wednesday and the unique and brilliant Japanese singer-songwriter Eico. Plastic Section will also perform a semi-acoutsic kinda thing on Saturday May 10 at 6pm. If you're in Bangkok, you should be there!
More info here.

And here is the line-up:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

May Day May Day May Day

Tonight Plastic Section will rock the house at Harmonica, Bangkok's coolest venue, along with the amazing Degaruda, Natsiree and P (featuring Pym from Yellow Fang), guitar innovator Wednesday and electro newcomer Clokue.


 Here's a recent photo taken by Bangkok rock photographer / writer Dave Crimaldi from a rooftop gig:



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Plastic Section Rock and Roll

Here's a new Plastic Section demo..

City of Hell!

Plastic Section's self-titled album with Panda Records is available through iTunes and Amazon, and will soon be available via mail order through the Archive Project page.





iTunes

Amazon

May Day Party

Plastic Section have been keeping busy with regular shows in Bangkok, and Ben played a solo show at the groovy JAM bar on April 27 with amazing solo singer-songwriters Free Typewriter (from Thailand), Eico (from Japan) and guitar noise orchestra master Wednesday.

Coming up for Plastic Section is a show at Harmonica on May 1 with the amazing Degaruda, Wednesday, Natsiree and P (featuring Pym from Yellow Fang) and newcomer Clokue. After that, there are a few festivals in Bangkok in May, and in June we will be supporting the incredible Deerhoof!! More details coming soon...




Photo taken by Kik Wongchalard at the JAM show.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Shows coming up

Plastic Section have a few shows coming up in and around Bangkok..

Friday February 21: Lake House Festival at Ladprabang University

Sunday February 23: The Thunder at Bangkok's iconic Rock Pub

Saturday March 1: Bangkok Charity Concert at Union Center Silom

Saturday March 15: Nowhere End 6 at Cosmic Cafe, RCA






2014 so far

2014 has been a busy year for Plastic Sections so far. Last December we recorded our new album in about 4 hours, recording live with a couple of minimal overdubs at the Bangkok venue Harmonica. We started mixing the recordings and working on artwork recently and the album should be ready for release soon..

Apart from that, we've already played quite a few gigs, including the amazing Stone Free 3 festival in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, as well as at the album launch for the great Thai heavy rock band Degaruda. We also played a fun show at a cafe in Korat in the northeast of Thailand, in early February, plus a support spot for American trio Lemuria at the cool Play Yard venue in Bangkok (Lad Prao Soi 8).

Here are a couple of clips from those gigs shot by photographer and film maker Larry Hill..

Displacement Blues (live at Harmonica)

Train Train Train (live at Stone Free Three)