Single Review: Plastic Glass with, ‘Going Away’

By Josephine Canham

On the 6th of November, Sunderland four piece, Plastic Glass, released their new single, ‘Going Away’, and now they have the video to go with it.

This North East Indie Rock band have established themselves with great success and recognition from the live music scene over the past few years. They are now propelling themselves onto bigger and better things. With recent support from the likes of, BBC Radio 6 music, BBC Introducing and Clint Boon on XS Manchester, following their previous single this year, ‘Let Me Know’, this new track is set to be another step in the right direction for Plastic Glass.

The track begins with a cascade of voluble drums and heavy guitar rifts that just keep on rolling from start to finish, a sound that would keep anybody’s feet moving for the duration of the fast pace and just shy of three minute experience. 

When discussing the tracks themes, lyricist and guitarist Dylan Abbott stated: “Lyrically, this single covers the topics of boredom and wanting a change of scene. Specifically, tired of being stuck living at home and constantly relying on the same set of people.” Whilst this message certainly resonates with audiences of a similar age, with shared experiences to the song and band themselves, it likely resonates much further today than ever, to all of us with a shared claustrophobic boredom as consequence of the global pandemic.

The urgency of the expressed need for a change of state in the lyrical content, is deeply reflected in the musical content of the track. This is seen through the immense energy established by the classic indie guitar lines and impressive solos ,combined with fast pace, stomping baselines. This energy that is created promotes a sense of togetherness and connectedness to exude from the track, allowing this state of boredom and isolation discussed, to become a shared state of optimism.

You can see the newly released video for ‘Going Away’ below, a project that compliments perfectly the fresh and new Indie Rock vibe that Plastic Glass seem to be effortlessly attaining.

Plastic Glass – Going Away (Youtube)

Plastic Glass have achieved sold out headline shows at North East venues such as Think Tank (Newcastle) and Independent (Sunderland), supporting popular outfits such as The Snuts, The K’s and The Pale White and working with nationally acclaimed promoters, Scruff Of The Neck and This Feeling. Now, producing two strong singles in just this year, Plastic Glass are projecting a path of successful progression, creating a sense of excitement in the North east music scene, where the horizons for this band are only broadening.

Your next chance to see Plastic Glass live will be Saturday the of 12th December or Sunday the 13th of December at Independent, Sunderland. If you just can’t wait till then, you can see these guys perform on Livestream on Thursday the 19th of November with another local favourite, Faye Fantarrow. 

Tickets to the Livestream can be purchased here.

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