Fiery multinational rock trio PLAIINS are back with new single ‘Chelsea Smile’, a hard-hitting punk anthem about consumerism and identity.
Watch the visualiser to ‘Chelsea Smile’ here: https://youtu.be/ltS1HX-hanE
Stream here: https://linktr.ee/plaiinsband
Vocalist / guitarist Chris Reardon tackles this topic in the form of a Bonnie and Clyde story, depicting images of a Sin City-esque scene. He comments “‘Chelsea Smile’ is a hard hitting catchy punk anthem with elements of old school hardcore, indie rock and a psychedelic narrated bridge section. The song has a gloomy, foggy and fierce feeling with a sense of sarcasm and dark humour, driving ever forward with reckless momentum. The story starts with the protagonist committing credit card fraud buying an expensive car to feel adequate and also please his partner’s wishes. As the story progresses and escalates to bank robbery the story takes a turn for the worse when the protagonist then mutilates his partner. The song gives you a sense of being inside the mind of a deranged, almost schizophrenic person as he goes about doing these things with a strange sense of coolness”.
This follows previous single ”POLIDICKS’, a fun yet serious attack on the establishment. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/hA8i6nJyHfY
Founded in 2021 PLAIINS is an in-your-face rock band that pull influences from punk, alternative rock, indie and metal that have quickly grown to prominence on the underground circuit with their infectious hooks, hard hitting lyrics and huge sound.
Chris Reardon from the UK / Hong Kong (vocals / guitars), Tal Pinhas from Israel (bass / guitars) and David “Dizzy” Suhlrie from Germany (drums) have a chemistry that concocts songs with power, aggression, big riffs and infectious hooks, that captivate audiences with their uniqueness. Lyrically the band confronts issues in politics, inequality, heartbreak, and mental health, inspired by their diverse range of cultural perspectives.
Since the release of their first single ‘The Wolf’ in April 2022, PLAIINS have been consistently added to some of the world’s biggest playlists on Spotify including All New Rock, All New Punk, Fresh Finds Rock and Alternarock. PLAIINS were quickly added to BBC Introducing‘s new favourites with frequent airplay and their single ‘C-A-P-I-T-A-L’ released in December 2022, gained ‘Track Of The Week’. The band’s previous single continue their momentum with radio play across UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.
2022 saw the band hit the live circuit, with a highlight supporting Press Club, playing in Berlin to a sold out crowd. 2023 promises to be a big year for PLAIINS with more new music and touring on the horizon. More news soon.
Chris Reardon – vocals / guitars
Tal Pinhas – bass / guitars
David “Dizzy” Suhlrie – drums