New single release – plus gigs this Autumn….
August 6th, 2015
New single release today – Timing is everything. Plus new gigs added to our tour plan: Stockholm, Sweden 22 August, Örebro, Sweden 4–5 September, Eskilstuna, Sweden 18 September and Milan, Italy 28 November.
Plastic Pals playing Sea of Cortez with Dan Stuart
July 8th, 2015
Recently got a live recording of our gig with ex Green on Red cat Dan Stuart from Klubb Värnhem, Malmö, Sweden, May 2014. Here´s Green on Red classic “Sea of Cortez”:
Hawk and Jonathan Segel opening for Chuck Prophet
May 5th, 2015
Thursday 7 May Hawk is doing a solo gig – togehter with Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven), opening for ex-Green on Red-cat Chuck Prophet at Stacken, Nalen, Stockholm.
Record Store Day Special – vinyl 7″ release
April 12th, 2015
Record Store Day, Saturday April 18, we release our first 7″ vinyl – hand numbered limited edition in 200 copies: Riding with Elvis/I want you back. We will play two instore gigs in Stockholm: at The Beat Goes On and at Pet Sounds Records. In the evening we´re playing at Southside Cavern, with Jonathan Segel (Camper van Beethoven) as support. Jonathan will also be sitting in with us on a couple of tunes.
Riding with Elvis has, as you may well know, already been released digitally via World Wide Vibe Records, NYC. However, I want you back, our first release ever of a cover song (originally released by Jackson 5), hasn´t been released before. Apart from this snippet the only way to hear this version of ours is to buy this vinyl single, that also comes with a unique download code for both songs.
The vinyl single can be purchased at our Record Store Day gigs (and later gigs as well as long as the stock lasts). After Record Store Day it can also be purchased via the shops where we´re playing at on that day: The Beat Goes On and Pet Sounds, as well as via Hot Stuff Mailorder + you could alway buy it straight from us – more info on how will come soon.
On Record Store Day our schedule is as follows:
* 1:30 pm: The Beat Goes On, S:t Eriksgatan 67
* 4:15 pm: Pet Sounds Records, Skånegatan 53
* 8 pm: Southside Cavern, Hornsgatan 104
New York was cold, but we liked were we were living….
April 11th, 2015
It´s over a month now since we got back from New York. But we´ve been busy with other things and haven´t gone round to updating. Sorry ´bout that. We had two great shows: the World Wide Vibe Records night at the Sidewalk Café and Bowery Electric. Adding to that a web tv interview at the Rew & Who? show (where we played at tune) at Otto´s Shrunken Head plus an interview with legendary radio host Bill Kelly at WFMU in Jersey City.
New York and Connecticut – here we come!
February 27th, 2015
The Plastic Pals are playing three shows on US East Coast February 28 – March 4. First a World Wide Web Records label night at Sidewalk Café, Manhattan, Saturday February 28. The Two Boots, Bridgeport, Connecicut, Sunday March 1. Last gig is at The Bowery Electric, Wednesday March 4.
Riding with Elvis on Goldie´s Garage and Jonathan L:s Loopsided World
February 20th, 2015
Today Friday 20th Riding with Elvis is being played on Genya Ravan´s super cool show Goldie´s Garage on Little Steven´s Underground Garage. Also, the tune is debuting on Jonathan L´s radio show Loopsided World of L.
Just a week before we´re leaving Sweden for a tour to New York and Connecticut, Little Steven´s Underground Garage dj Genya Ravan is playing Riding with Elvis on her show Goldie´s Garage. Tune in @ 9 PM Pacific & East Coast on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio – Channel 21.
Also today, the song debutes on Berlin-based radio dj Jonathan L´s show Loopsided World of L. A show that´s broadcasted via Berlin, Liverpool, Tuscon (Arizona), Phoenix (Arizona), Gothenburg (Sweden), Wellington (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia) and Los Angeles. Starting today at 7 pm CET via Mersey Radio, Liverpool. Jonathan L is nominated for 2015 International Radio Personality.
Happy 80th Elvis – here´s Riding with Elvis
January 8th, 2015
Today it´s 80 years since Elvis Presley was born. And today we´re releasing our new single called “Riding with Elvis” on World Wide Vibe Records. A NYC label run by Phil Gammage, who used to play with the amazing A Certain General in the 80´s. This is a digital single and it´s available on all major online outlets.
Countdown to Xmas with The Plastic Pals
December 1st, 2014
Long time since we posted. Sorry ´bout that, but this Fall´s been a rough one. Anyway, as Xmas is getting closer we´d like to share with you here a Christmas Calendar – songs we like and one or two of ours. So you can follow us in our Countdown to Christmas. Simply click the image above and you´ll come to the calendar. A new tune will be added for each day up until Christmas.
Riding with Dan Stuart
June 29th, 2014
In May we had the pleasure to do a shortish two-gig tour with “the grumpiest man in showbusiness” ex-Green on Red frontman Dan Stuart. But it didn´t take many seconds of twanging before he was all smiles – as you can see from this 15 minutes clip from Southside Cavern, Stockholm, May 10th.