The Plastics began in 2008 as an evolution of punk band, Hoax. It’s now its own thing. Completely.
The band has been likened to a lot of things, worked with a lot of people and made a lot of friends.
Words to describe their music, experiences and work ethic include “innovative”, “Earl Grey”, “guerrilla”, “disco SOMETHING”, “retro rock” and “melody”, amongst others. That’s not a joke.
Along with a cult following that tends to turn their sentences into acronyms and get the dance floor riled up, The Plastics set out to take over the world, or at least play some pretty damn good gigs along the way. 2008 saw the release of the band’s first EP The Plastics, followed closely by another one; Kiss The Plastics (2009). Both were distributed among Cape Town’s indie elites and head bangers for free.
The band likes to do things differently. They’ve had friends in gorilla suits running down streets.
They’ve launched an EP at an invite-only mother of all house parties. For their double music video launch at Mercury Live Lounge they had bags of beach sand brought in to create an island feel inside the club. At Rocking the Daisies in 2009 they headlined. How did they celebrate? By having guys dressed up as robots cavorting onstage with them. They are quirky.
Karl Rohloff (bass) is a classically trained, vegetarian guitarist.
Sasha Righini (drums) has incredibly vivid dreams and a pretty neat doodling style.
Arjuna Kohlstock (lead guitar) likes pop music. He has one brown and one green eye.
Pascal Righini (singer/guitar) knows an incredible amount of trivia on The Simpsons and cricket. He also grows his own tomatoes.