Glasgow based jangle -pop quartet, The Plastic Youth recently released their debut single on student run label Little Tiger Records on the 9th of November, and have a tour to follow, funded my Creative Scotland’s YMI Fund.
The band spoke with The Fountain about what inspired them to title it Sweet Dreamer as well as giving more details about this tour.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what can we expect from that?
Definitely the most exciting and accomplished thing we’ve ever done as a band. You can expect the full-version of the track to be longer that most singles, sitting at just over six minutes, which is pretty unheard of for a debut release, however we wanted to pack in everything that represents us; the melodic, jangle-pop elements as well as our more psychedelic and experimental side. This single will hopefully give people an insight on who we are and what our sound is. We just want people to enjoy our music and expect more to come very soon.
TF: And are you promoting this with a tour, can we expect to see you live soon?
We are involved in a small tour around Scotland with Hit The Road, which is a touring project funded by Creative Scotland YMI Fund and PRS for Music Foundation. As part of the tour we’ll be playing in Glasgow at The Hug and Pint on the 16th of November as well as Church in Dundee on the 15th and The Mash House in Edinburgh on the 18th, so you can catch us live at all of those shows. We’re also opening for Lusts on the 30th of November at Broadcast in Glasgow, as part of their tour for their latest album release.
TF: What made you title the track Sweet Dreamer?
It’s quite coincidental. One of our friends had a cap with the words, Sweet Dreamer on it. We thought it painted quite a peaceful and serene image and it just so happened that it suited the lyrics I was writing at the time so we added it as the chorus. It was only fitting to be the title of the track as well.
TF: How did you all meet?
Adam (Drummer) and I (Jack – Lead Singer) are brothers and have known Nic (Lead Guitar) pretty much all our lives. Nic and I were in the same class at school and we grew up playing music together. Joined by Adam, we began playing gigs around Glasgow till we brought another close friend and neighbour Jude (Bass) to complete the line up.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
We’ve had a lot of great live shows, and they’ve all been great for different reasons, but if we had to choose, we’d have to go with our latest gig when we played a sold-out headliner at Stereo in October. The fans just seemed really up for it, and that always makes or breaks the night. It’s them that set the tone and atmosphere of each show, and for that night in particular, the atmosphere was immense.