Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

JAMES BLAKE, CHILDISH GAMBINO, NICHOLAS JARR, BON IVER, JIM JAMES, DISCLOSURE, TAME IMPALA, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, FLUME, DAFT PUNK, MOSES SUMNEY, ARCA, FLIGHT FACILITIES, RUFUS DU SOL


band members

Pete Stals & Will Coleman


Influences

We like everything !


Bio

Experimental Sydney-based duo Plastic Face have just announced their dark, mysterious new single BACK2TOKYO, an exploration of how it
feels to fall backwards into old habits, being an inner critic and finally getting yourself back onto the path to ecstasy, out April 1st 2021. The
enigmatic duo have also released a spooky and intriguing Lynchian video to accompany the track, written and directed by Sean Donovan.
Like their previous single HiiViSiON, BACK2TOKYO makes an immediate impact – but this time the atmosphere is provocative, moody; the kind
of track you might hear at 4AM on the dancefloor of an exclusive European nightclub. Entirely self-written, produced and mixed by the duo,
the topline for BACK2TOKYO is undeniably hooky, and that’s the reliable thing about Plastic Face – they’re always pushing the boundaries of
what pop/dance music can be, while also ensuring that their melodies are catchy and their songs are compelling you to press play again.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Pete Stals says, “Our second single BACK2TOKYO, like all of our tracks, is 100% totally open to the
listener’s interpretation. For us, this song was inspired by making the same mistakes over and over. We’ve used Tokyo as a metaphorical state
of mind in which is can be interpreted as going back to old relationships you know are toxic, putting up with some horrendous job, or trying to
manage addictions.”
BACK2TOKYO is accompanied by a visually remarkable clip – cool tones prevail as the camera meanders through an eerie house, and follows a
shadowy figure performing what could be described as witchcraft…but like Plastic Face emphasise, it’s all up to the viewer’s interpretation.
Reflecting on the conception of the video, Will Coleman enthuses, “Our magnificant friend Sean Clancy Donovan wrote, directed and produced
this unique music video. This clip could be riddled with symbolic metaphors, or it could simply be a beautiful and seductive witch performing
some ritualistic torture of unsuspecting masked individuals. The concept is yours to decide. Either way it’s a visual feast for your hungry
eyeballs and we absolutely love it.”
Plastic Face are a breath of fresh air in a world where a lot of things are starting to look and feel the same. With years of experience in the
music industry under their belts, and hundreds of songs written between them, these are two individuals who have come together to make
some truly innovative music and art while they’re both right at the top of their game. They’re a pair of self-described “telepathic DMT elves
with a penchant for world domination through the medium of pop music, existing in this current reality as human beings.” Sounds like a pretty
good time!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

08 Apr 2021

Triple J
35

Haunting and sparse like empty streets in the darkness of pre-dawn when you've been out all night and just can't bring yourself to return home

Haunting and sparse like empty streets in the darkness of pre-dawn when you've been out all night and just can't bring yourself to return home

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Dec 2020

Triple J
35

plenty of mystery in this one but it never loses sight of where it's headed, a really intriguing offering.

plenty of mystery in this one but it never loses sight of where it's headed, a really intriguing offering.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Dec 2020

Triple J
35

Love to hear a song that defies classification the way this one does. Hard to place but easy to hear.

Love to hear a song that defies classification the way this one does. Hard to place but easy to hear.