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Following on from recent release Internalise, Melbourne’s uncompromising post-punk trio Plaster of Paris have unveiled the towering new single ‘Danceflaw,’ the lead track taken from the band’s debut studio LP Lost Familiar, released 23 June 2021 via local label heads Psychic Hysteria.
Beat Mag describes; "Over a decade in the making, Plaster of Paris' debut album is not only one of the most anticipated records in recent times, it's also one of the most sophisticated and insightful."
A pulsing disco-punk anthem laced with pop undertones, contagious riffs, screaming saxophone and earth-shattering vocals, ‘Danceflaw’ is an untethered celebration of the queer spaces, bars and venues that shaped the identities of the band; a song dedicated to everyone who find solace with their chosen family on the dancefloors of the world, and a tribute to the lives lost five-years-ago at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Stylistically, the band evolve their brand of post-punk with pop sentiments in a wide open road setting with their angular guitars, spesh guest baritone saxophonist, Maddy Mac to deliver the undertow and Amy Chapman on synths bringing the neo post punk feels. Together Plasters are reminiscent of Gang of Four slash The Saints with Gossip ordering the extra dirty martinis with sass and fire!
International supports include: Screaming Females (USA), Le Butcherettes (Mexico), MEN featuring JD Samson (Le Tigre/USA) and other legends; Cable Ties, and Kim Salmon.
The airtight rhythm section feats Sarah Blaby's jagged guitar lines flipping between Talking Heads driving rhythms, with the infectious feel and incredible groove of Nicola Bell.
Plaster of Paris’s album Lost Familiar is an epic rush from start to finish. Frenetic, raw, ferocious and funny and a statement piece showing Plaster of Paris is an important band in the Australian music landscape and a voice you won't forget any time soon.
"The politics, the cause, the search, the raging, it’s all ongoing isn’t it? Still it’s hard to listen to a record like this and not hear it as the sound of victory. Beneath ... there’s a self-assured confidence to Plaster Of Paris. The war might still rage, but the Lost Familiar is finally found and the future is in their grasp."
- Chris Cobcroft 4ZZZ
Lost Familiar 2021 festival shows include: four shows with Sonic Masala Festival (Bris), (see gigs here) in addition to their regular festival circuit with Leaps and Bounds Festival and Brunswick Music festival with retrospective WetfestII.