New Music Tuesday 07 - Plaids
Posted by Alex Bohea on October 15, 2013
A weekly feature here at The Great Divide Blog is our New Music Tuesday; introducing you to an artist or band you may not have heard of. We can’t guarantee that you won’t have heard of them, but if that’s the case, it might give you a little reminder to revisit them sometime soon.
This week we’re featuring some straight up punk from Nottingham in the form of Plaids. Though they dabble in the emo scene, with fairly clear influences to the early millennium scream sound, Plaids are punk in all other senses. With short and to-the-point songs that draw you in and then throw you away, the youthful crew are on their way to mastering the pissed off yet refined.
Featuring members of the excellent What Price, Wonderland? and Saturday Kids, their experience gleams through the music and delivers an experience not dissimilar to bands like La Quiete, Raein and other more punk influenced emo mainstays, especially noticeable in their newer jams like the split with Macedonian punks Xaxaxa. Having toured with Football, etc and fellow UK band Mars to Stay, Plaids have already built up a very credible history to go forward on. Make sure you catch them early. Check out 'sixteen' below.