By Samuel Stevens
Release Date: July 6, 2020
Genre: Alternative Rock
The London based alternative rock duo, Plastic Barricades, have released their newest single, “Tunnel,” and it’s accompanying music video off their upcoming full length album, Self-Theories, due out later this year. Self-Theories is the follow up to their 2017 album, Mechanics of Life. The DIY music video for “Tunnel” was created by art director Elina Pasok and guitarist Dan Kert. It was made by using a digital microscope that had upwards of a thousand times magnification and the video features absolutely no computer graphics whatsoever. The duo wrote and recorded “Tunnel” in a studio located in a backyard in North-West London, and the track was mixed by vocalist and drummer Paul Love. Finally, the single was mastered by Andy Baldwin (Pet Shop Boys, The Who) at Metropolis Studios.
Musically, “Tunnel” is a pretty simple and straight forward tune. The track covers the topic of how life can feel like it’s a winding road that breaks off into many different tunnels and how uneasy, dark, and claustrophobic it can feel at certain times. However this path does not last forever; you will make it out eventually. The band is always experimenting with new styles, sounds, and approaches to their music. The band are inspired and influenced by a large range of bands such as Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Placebo, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Nirvana, to name a few, which are all evident in their own little ways within all of Plastic Barricade’s music past and present.