Nothing plastic about this bunch
If you like your Verve your Reverend And The Makers and your Catfish & The Bottlemen etc, then it’s odds on that you’re going to find plenty to enjoy with Plastic Glass. They play paper-cut sharp indie that harks back to the youthful vim of early Arctic Monkeys (their 2019 single ‘Come Clean’ could have fitted very snuggly onto the Monkeys’ ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ album, with its rapid fire lyrics spat out over the top of a fizzing tune). Elsewhere, such as this year’s ‘Broken Town EP’, they display all the melodic know-how of The Coral or Cast. They’ve not been around too long (their first release was 2018’s very assured ‘For You’ single, which ramps up the Verve-isms) but they’re one of those bands who appear to have arrived fully formed. Their Christmas bash in their hometown promises to be pretty special with support arriving from Post Rome, The Midnight Drive, Patrick Gosling and more. Get to it.
Plastic Glass + Post Rome + The Midnight Drive + Patrick Gosling, Saturday 14 December, Independent, Holmeside, Sunderland, 6.30pm, £3 early bird/£5 adv/£7 on the door. independentsunderland.com