Celebrated mainstays of the LA pop-rock scene, Plasticsoul are a hook-propelled American spin on the history of British rock from The Beatles to the Bunnymen to Oasis, putting forth a ferocious near-glam-rock attack that's impossible to resist. Blessed with the powerful voice and sharp-edged tunes of frontman Steven Wilson, the band is riding high on the rapturous reception to their third album Therapy on Big Stir Records. The new record, Plasticsoul's best and hardest rocking yet, has followed in the footsteps of the group's prior releases, both of which also garnered multiple Album of the Year awards and rave reviews from California to the UK and Singapore. Therapy sees Wilson waxing at turns both tender and deeply sarcastic, while the churning guitar crunch and pounding drums compel the listener to put the disc on “repeat”, turn it way the hell up, and sing along with the instantly memorable choruses. It's a classic upon first listen and destined to stand alongside the very best rock and roll of this young century.
Plasticsoul's formidable and propulsive live act is pure rock and roll energy, brought to life by the searing lead guitar of Daniel Conrad and the band's thunderous rhythm section. That drive, combined with a deep catalogue of finely crafted and emotive songs, embody a band that's currently at the height of their considerable powers as they storm stages from California to England and Ireland. Wilson is a prime mover of the Big Stir pop collective (alongside The Armoires) and equally renowned for his Lennon-esque vocal delivery and his creative restlessness: he's already writing and arranging songs for the followup to Therapy, ensuring more accolades and blistering live performances for years to come.