International Pop Overthrow to Stockholm this weekend

This weekend – 26-28 May – the American festival International Pop Overthrow (IPO) comes to Stockholm. Several great bands on the menue. And The Plastic Pals are on the bill.

Running like a cat on a hot tin roof

New album in the making. Called Psychic Reader. We´re aware it is taking its time. But innho Here´s a snippet of one of the tunes: Cat on a hot tin roof.

Next gig in Stockholm – with Tiare Helberg + Jontahan Segel on fiddle

Friday 28th October we´re back in the saddle gigging. We´re playing at Southside Cavern in Stockholm. Joined by Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven) on fiddle. Plus we have the honour to have the wonderful chanteuse Tiare Helberg with band as our opener. So if in Stockholm, Sweden 28 October, come see us at this gig: […]

New single + Hawk solo gigs

“Wouldn’t Change a Thing brings to mind Willie Nile at his anthemic best, burning, blues-infused guitars fueling a creepy, phantasmagorical tale.” (New York Music Daily). 22 April we release a new single, Wouldn´t Change A Thing (from album Turn The Tide). But before that there´s two Hawk solo gigs: on Radio P4 Sjuhärad today at […]

The Plastic Pals to Milan for a joint gig with Lowlands

Friday 27 November we jump on a plane to Milan to play our first ever gig in Italy. Saturday 28 November we play Spazio Teatro 89 in Milan with our friends, the amazing rock amerciana band Lowlands, who came to play with us in Stockholm 2013. So this is the second leg in the Sweden-Italy […]

New single release – plus gigs this Autumn….

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

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”: . Enjoy!

Hawk and Jonathan Segel opening for Chuck Prophet

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

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 […]

New York was cold, but we liked were we were living….

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 […]

New York and Connecticut – here we come!

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

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 […]

Happy 80th Elvis – here´s Riding with Elvis

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 […]

Countdown to Xmas with The Plastic Pals

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 […]

Riding with Dan Stuart

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.

Green on Red´s Dan Stuart till Stockholm lördag och Malmö fredag

Post by Håkan Hawk Soold.

Paisley underground legends to Sweden – we´re opening for The Dream Syndicate and for Dan Stuart

Three major dates coming up in May for fans and friends of the 1980´s paisley underground scene. 2 May The Dream Syndicate play at Nalen, Stockholm. 9 May and 10 May ex-Green on Red-cat Dan Stuart play in Malmö and Stockholm. Yours trulies are opening on all three dates.

Swedish tour with The Cynz who we played with in New York and New Jersey

This week our pals The Cynz from New Jersey are coming to Sweden. Fronted by bombshell Cyndi Dawson – spoken word and poetry rock and roll femme fatale with an amazing stage persona – they´re a rock and roll tsunami that recalls the CBGB´s days and artists like Patti Smith and Jim Carroll. And now […]

Behind the scenes – the making of the Turn The Tide album

A year ago our latest album Turn The Tide was released. Now we have released a behind the scenes-video on YouTube, with clips from the making of the album.

Videotime

Good news peeps! The video to our new single The Final Remedy is now up and running on YouTube.

The Final Remedy – a new single

The Final Remedy. That´s the title of our new single that will be released Friday 7 February. There will also be a video – so watch this space. Friday we´re also having a release party at our home ground – Pet Sounds Bar, Stockholm.

Getting ready to take Manhattan… and Brooklyn… and New Jersey – but first we take the Pet Sounds Bar

“Sorry it took so long, but we were just tuning.” Just like everybody else we were devastated to hear the news about Lou Reed´s passing. And now this quote from his Live Take No Prisoners album comes to mind. So sorry for having neglected this page for a while. But we´ve been busy tuning. Tuning […]

Tour dates in Sweden, New York and New Jersey

In October and November The Plastic Pals are on tour. 9–12 October in Sweden – Stockholm, Gövle, Malmö and Göteborg – with Chris Cacavas (who´ve played with Green on Red, Giant Sand and Calexico). And 14–17 November the tour goes to New York and New Jersey, where The Pals will be playing with Band of […]

We´re on Deuce Radio Show again

Folks! Just got the good news that once again The Plastic Pals have been added to the Deuce Radio Show – their 220th show – broadcasted on

Dalarna here we come – opening for The Nomads

Another opening band feather in the cap for us Plastic Pals. Having opened for luminaries as Chuck Prophet, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 and The New Christs (with Rob Younger from Radio Birdman and Jim Dickson from The Barracudas) it´s now time for The Plastic Pals to open for The Nomads. The show´s in […]

Plastic Pals on Deuce Radio Show

We have the huge pleasure to announce that The Plastic Pals once again been added to the Deuce Radio Show, broadcasted on Deuce’s podcast (see link) and on over 35 radio stations worldwide.

The Relentless Turn The Tide Tour goes to Liverpool and London

This week – 16th May to 18th May – The Plastic Pals are going on a mini tour to the UK. Thursday May 16 and Friday May 17 we´re playing at The Cavern Club as a part of the line up for the 11th festival Internartional Pop Overthrow, Liverpool. Straight after last Liverpool gig, Friday […]

Italian band Lowlands on a double bill with us in Stockholm April 20

Saturday April 20 is a not-to-miss-date for friends and fans of americana, roots rock and psychedelic jangly guitar pop in Stockholm. The Plastic Pals have invited fantastic Italian americana band Lowlands for a double bill gig at Skål, Hornstull, Stockholm.

Lots of airplay for Turn The Tide

Tunes from our new album Turn The Tide are getting a lot of airplay right now in Holland, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Denmark. This weekend – Friday March 29 and Sunday March 31 on the Along The Tracks from the UK.

The Plastic Pals on the Deuce Radio Show

Several chances to catch The Plastic Pals on the air right now. We´re included on the 205th Deuce Radio Show which can be listened to by clicking the player above. But wait, there´s more to it. Deuce Radio show is broadcasted on a substantial number of radio stations in the US, the UK, Sweden, Spain […]

Airplay on House of Mercy from London

Saturday March 2 The Plastic Pals were added to the playlist on House of Mercy Radio Show hosted by Barry Marshall Everitt. Barry is a great supporter of americana and roots music and have played us Plastic Pals on his show before. Nice to be back! Check for your radio station playing House of Mercy […]

Plastic Pals in acoustic instore at Pet Sounds Records, Stockholm

The other day we played an acoustic instore at Pet Sounds Records here in Stockholm. We love doing these laid back shows as much as we love playing electric shows.

New radio single out this week: Providence

This week we´re releasing a new radio single Providence from our album Turn The Tide. Add date March 1st. But if you´re curious you can listen to it here. Just click the widget below and get down and get with it, folks!

That´s what you´re here for

Just got the news that Steve Wynn persuaded Chris Cacavas to play his Green on Red classic That´s what you here for (which he wrote and then sang on the Gravity Talks album) the other night on their joint European tour. Apparently he (Chris) got worried that he wouldn´t remember the words to it. Maybe […]

New album “Turn The Tide” released today – listen to it here!

Today February 6th our precious new album Turn The Tide is released. We celebrate this by streaming the entire album here:

Plastic Pals vinyls available for pre-order

The Turn The Tide vinyls have arrived from the pressing plant. They both look and and sound beautiful. And we are taking pre-orders! Feel free to contact us for a hand numbered copy.

Release party January 25th

Any day now, anyway now, we shall be released! Everyone who are in Stockholm January 25th – most welcome to our release party The Vinyl Remedy at Pet Sounds Bar! Celebration of our new album Turn The Tide

Hawk in interview on John Talk Radio from Ohio

Listen to internet radio with John Talk Radio on Blog Talk Radio Saturday January 12th, Hawk was on a live interview on John Talk Radio from Jefferson, Ohio. The show is available for download or streaming.

Free download for fans and friends

Dear fans and friends! To celebrate the upcoming release of our new album Turn The Tide plus the fact that we love you so much and cherish your support, we are sharing one of the tunes A Turn Of The Tide as a free download.

First of all, from all of us at The Plastic Pals mothership to all of you, thanks for all your support and a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. As a token of our gratidude to you supporting us we have a Christmas gift for you. Just click the picture above […]

New single released – Between the devil and the deep blue sea

Today new single “Between the devil and the deep blue sea” was released. With this cool video by Calle Brandt, made from live clips from The Internet´s answer to CRB (Citizen Radio Band): Bgrrrlie. The single (from new upcoming album “Turn The Tide”) is available via all major digital download and streaming services, Itunes, Spotify, […]

The Vinyl Remedy – new album (180 grams vinyl) soon available for pre-order

Yes, yes, yes….It´s been a long time waiting. We know! But soon the new album Turn The Tide will arrive from the pressing plant in Essex, UK. An 180 grams deluxe vinyl in a limited run of 300 copies (including CD with all 13 tracks). And soon we´ll start taking pre-orders. Interested?…

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

We had a great gig with Korova Milkbar and The Plastic Pals at Skål last Saturday. And the one and only Stargirl B-grrrlie was there capturing a few songs. Here´s “Between the devil and the deep blue sea” – which will be released as a single later in November.

Extra extra! Hawk and Anders solo @ Pet Sounds Bar tonight

A last minute call to all in Stockholm. Hawk and Anders have been called in – last minute – to play a short unplugged set at Pet Sounds Bar (Skånegatan 80). It´s the opening night of new club PopOnsdag. Relase party for Sulo´s (Diamond Dogs) and Idde´s (Docenterna) new album. Docenterna´s Joppe Pihlgren is also […]

Do you remember the Saturday gigs?

We do… we do… And this Saturday we´re doing a double bill with the awesome reunited Korova Milkbar at the same crime scene as when Chris Cacavas was here in Stockholm in January: Skål.

Don´t let this moment pass you by

Hi all Pals! Hope your summer´s been real good and that you´ve missed us as much as we´ve missed you. We are getting back into the swing rehearsing, preparing for the release of the new album Turn The Tide (release in January 2013) a new single release in November and booking new gigs. In the […]

Hawk in interview with Final Frontier Radio (US)

Friday June 1 Hawk was interviewed by Rick Busby on Final Frontier Radio (Harrisburg, PA, USA). Chatting on the band, the story about the band and the name of the band, the story behind the Good Karma Café album, the new album and plans for future gigs. Tunes played were “Leave it ´til tomorrow” and […]

PalsHeads from the Valley of Light

The Plastic Pals 5 days ago The Liffey, Stockholm 120526. Powered by socialditto  14 likes · 12 comments A cool bunch of guys from Ljusdal (means Valley of light) – that´s in Hälsingland, Sweden – turned up at our gig The Liffey in Stockholm Saturday May 26. One of them got so excited he bought Plastic Pals […]

Plastic Pals with Flaming Lips

This is awesome news. Our single Leave it ´til tomorrow is on fine UK Americana blog Mad Mackarel´s Best of the Month list for April. And the fact that The Flaming Lips are on the list too is really cool.

A Plastic Viking in New York – Hawk with the Band of Outsiders

Saturday last weekend,March 24th Hawk visited New York for the first time. And friends from legendary CBGB´s and Max´s Kansas City combo Band of Outsiders had set up a gig at The Lakeside Lounge in Greenwich Village for a triplet guitar party.

Leave it ´til tomorrow – new single available

This Wednesday, April 4th, The Plastic Pals will release the first single from upcoming album April 4th – via all major digital music services. “Leave It ´Til Tomorrow” – available now for preview and pre-order via 7-digital – is heroin disco in the spirit of Velvet Underground and Bowie, according to pr company Birds will […]

Chris Cacavas (ex-Green on Red) to play with The Plastic Pals in Stockholm

It´s a right honour for us Plastic Pals to welcome the man who´s basically played with everybody worth mentioning: Green on Red, The Dream Syndicate, Danny & Dusty, Giant Sand, Calexico, the list goes on… Chris Cacavas comes to Stockholm for the first time since the 80´s for an exclusive show with The Plastic Pals […]

Christmas Party gig December 17th

Right people! Saturday December 17th The Plastic Pals will arrange a Christmas party at Walla Scen in Årsta, Stockholm. We´re sharing this night with our longtime pals Lars-Fredrix. Should be a good opportunity to kick in the upcoming Festive Season.

Festive season´s imminent – soon we´ll go All the way

Bells in the beginning of this new Plastic Pals tune makes it a kinda Christmas single. This is a track from The Plastic Pals new upcoming album, slated for release soon, very soon. Produced by Chris Cacavas (Green on Red, Calexico, Giant Sand, Steve Wynn) at The White Lodge studio, Ludwigsburg, Germany with Rainer Lolk […]

”Superb, quitely, brooding roots rock” – R2 Magazine, UK, on ”Miracles”

One of the standout cuts is ”the superb, quitely brooding – and slightly Blue Öyster Cultish roots-rock of Miracles´ from Sweden´s own Plastic Pals.” That´s the verdict from UK´s best selling eclectic music magazine R2 – Rock `n´Reel – on Music From Home´s compilation ”Hymns from Home”, where The Plastic Pals´new tune ”Miracles” is included.

Miracles on the air – and we bareley haven´t started yet…

“We barely haven´t started yet…”, Chuck Prophet sings kinda laconically in his breathtakingly beautiful tune “Age of miracles”. And it seems The Age of Miracles is on its way. Our new album is not released yet, but one of the tunes, called Miracles, is already getting airplay in Germany, Holland and Belgium. It´s included on […]

Up and running

That´s basically what we need now that we´re going down to Ludwigsburg, Germany, late Ocotober/early November to record our new album – with ex Green on Red keyboardist Chris Cacavas as our producer.

Video from our opening gig for Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3

In November paisley underground veteran Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 are touring Europe. And yours trulies will be opening for them on the Stockholm leg of the tour. So grab yer calenders and pencil in Thursday 18 November when this event will take place at Göta Källare, Medborgarplatsen.