Single Review: ‘Come Clean’ by Plastic Glass
Sunderland’s resident indie boys Plastic Glass are back at it again with their newest single ‘Come Clean’.
Having already released a 5 track EP just this past February, they seem to be on quite the roll, which doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon. It’s easy to underestimate young bands, which I suspect happens to Plastic Glass quite a lot, but this track shows that the proof is in the pudding and that being the underdog isn’t necessarily a negative thing.
In comparison to the rest of their discography, ‘Come Clean’ sounds considerably more mature in the sense that it feels more thought out in terms of production value, rhythmically, melodically and everything in between while managing to retain the youthfulness which appeals to so many.
I imagine it’ll definitely attract an entirely new audience, and excite their existing one, for that exact reason.
Described by bassist Ben as a “dirtier” alternative to their usual sound, Come Clean is frantic to its core, touching on subjects like confession and unhealthy relationships.
The fact that it comes in at only just over two minutes makes it feel even more abrupt, and the raucous solos make it easy to envisage the crowds of fans going wild to it at live performances.
The obvious influences like old-school Arctic Monkeys are undeniably apparent, so if that is the kind of thing that tickles your fancy, make sure not to sleep on Plastic Glass!
Being able to watch the natural progression of a band is a really exciting thing, and I’ve got a feeling these boys might just be getting started.
Plastic Glass will be playing the first ever Sounds of Sunderland festival on September 28th if you want to hear ‘Come Clean’ first hand.
Artwork: Crying Elephant