Have you eaten your bodies worth of chocolate over Easter? Are you tired of watching every Kevin Bacon film on Netflix? Do you enjoy music that induces irregular shoulder movements, head bops and hand jives? Well, then, I have a song for you. It’s called Let Me Know by Sunderland-based outfit Plastic Glass. Not a practical name for a window fitting business, but it works for a music act.
The band comprises of Frazer Graham on drums, Dylan Abbott on lead guitar, Lewis Conlin on vocals, Ben Richardson on bass, and Daniel Thomas on bagpipes, and they all appear on Let Me Know. The melody pipe bit is the best part of the song and fully cements Thomas as a master of his craft. What a musician. Is what I wish I could say, but I’m not a musician, and I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. No, fortunately, I do not make an appearance on the record. I will write about it, though.
If you enjoy the side-effects of drinking a bottle of Lucozade or Monster, you’ll be off your tits on Conlin’s wordplay. He floats between high-pitched charm and serious patter like a pitchside football manager. Then there’s the highly boastful guitarmanship of Abbot. He doesn’t mess about this fellow. One minute he’ll be sipping a cup of tea, the next, he’s kicking a fence with his forceful guitar riffs. He’s naughty, and I like it. We have to give a special mention to Richardson and Graham too. Comparable to pavement chewing gum, they hold the group together and forcefully showcase their talents throughout Let Me Know.
Plastic Glass, and Daniel Thomas, are ones to watch. Seriously! Don’t just stand there. Get in a bush and stalk these lads. No, don’t. Stay inside and listen to Let Me Know; it’s a blend of indie rock with compelling and thought-provoking lyrics. Now let me know, Plastic Glass. Can I be in the band? No?!? Ok then. Bye.