SINGLE NEWS: Treeboy & Arc release ‘Plastic Front’ 8th February


‘Plastic Front’ sees Treeboy & Arc release their first single of 2019, adding to the ever-growing stream of singles they’ve released so far in their short time as a band. Opening with a jangling guitar riff, the track soon bursts into life as it crashes into a darker, more sinister tone.

‘Plastic Front’ came about after James from the band made a trip to Poland. He explains “I visited Gdańsk for a short but sweet 26 hour and 10 minute trip. I was on my way back to the airport and I saw someone crash going about 60mph on the hard shoulder of the motorway. My immediate thought was that they must be dead, but after 7-8 Polish men and myself running over to check, we found the man to be alive and ok, just in a lot of disbelief and confusion. People pushed the car off the road as I helped clear up broken bits of plastic and glass, then everyone just headed off as if nothing had happened.”

Speaking about where the lyrical inspiration came from, James explained “When I was on the plane home I was more aware than usual of all of the images and constant warnings about what to do in the instance of the plane crashing. Whilst reading through it all I wrote the lyrics to Plastic Front as it all just felt like a pretty weird and odd experience.”

‘Plastic Front’ by Treeboy & Arc is released on 7” vinyl via Leeds based record label Come Play With Me on the 8th February 2019. Limited signed copies of the vinyl can be ordered from The track was produced by Chris Mulligan. To celebrate the band will be announcing a string of live dates shortly.

13th February – Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Treeboy & Arc’s ‘Plastic Front’ 7” single is backed on the other side by Jebiotto’s ‘Get Down’ which is released through Call + Response. Jebiotto are a 3-piece synth punk band from Tokyo, Japan featuring Madca on synth and vocals, Moririn on drums and electro-pads and Tutti on guitar, threaded through a bass amp. Jebiotto are a unique collision of pop and raw, chaotic energy emerging from the dank basements of the Tokyo underground music scene. Their music is built around a core of bold, anthemic, new wave synthpop, twisted and deformed by influences including Dan Deacon, Blonde Redhead and Bikini Kill. The result is a set of tunes with the electricity and sharp edges of art-punk wrapped around the beating heart of fist-pumping stadium rock.

Listen to ‘Get Down’ here:

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