After establishing themselves as one of Newcastle’s finest and most respected live music acts performing today, Plastic Voyage is back from a hit run at the Airlie Beach Music Festival to release their long-awaited debut EP on Saturday 16th December at Sawtooth Studios.
A diverse and energetic groove band, Plastic Voyage mixes elements of funk, soul, blues, hip-hop, ska, jazz, world music & lounge. The group has become well known for their performances that are invariably groove-soaked, explosive and intoxicating.
The members of Plastic Voyage have brought together a range of diverse musical influences. The core group of players features Brad Marriott and Jason Topic on guitars & vocals, Nathan Topic on bass & vocals, Mat Sullivan on drums and Will Grahame on keys. Live stage performances can be ‘plastic’ in nature: often growing in size with a range of guest performers on percussion, horns and vocals.
The diverse and dynamic Lose My Head EP was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Clint Topic, a brother of two of the band members, at Sawtooth Studios in Tighes Hill. Each of the five songs on the recording delivers a richness of sound, with deeply layered tracks containing a ton of subtle surprises. This is an EP that deserves to be listened to, and one which rewards with each listen.
“When playing live you produce a natural dynamic that is sometimes hard to translate into a recording. We spent a lot of time experimenting throughout the production and post-recording stages to make a record that, hopefully, captures that energy”, says band member Jason Topic, ‘The result is that we’ve been able to bring out different characters that have been
hiding in each of the songs’.
At the launch on the 16th of December, Plastic Voyage will also be joined by Duncan Woods and his band The Notable Few. Woods is a Zimbabwean born, Australian grown, traveling singer-songwriter. His acoustic-driven folk/reggae/rap create a genre difficult to pinpoint but that has been described as “Sidewalk Surf”.
The event is proudly supported by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co and Sawtooth Studios.
Tickets are $10 and available at – http://plasticvoyage-eplaunch.eventbrite.com.au
For more information on the band also check out www.plasticvoyage.com.au