We’re delighted to say that the wonderful Dan Hegarty has chosen Camera.Shutter.Life as his current album of the week and he’ll be playing a different track each night. Tune in to 2FM every night from 10pm.

 

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APRmy DUDES,

We’ll be making a special announcement from the stage at this Thurs Limelight2 gig and we want you guys to help us get the word all over facebook and twitter. What better way than to tempt you with free shizz? SO if you’re coming to this Thurs show have your phones at the ready to take part in our LIVE competition which could see you walk home with the prize in your hand…… intriguing eh? Let me explain…

Simply, whenever we make the announcement (hint:It’ll be just before our last song), you announce it to the world on your FB or twitter pages and don’t forget to tag us. You’ll have until the end of the show, around FIVE MINUTES, to take part. It’s NOT first come first serve as winners will be picked at random as soon as we finish and we’ll notify the winner very soon after so we can meet you at the merch desk and give you your prize along with a big kiss and a hug. There will be 2 prizes, 1 for our FB winner and 1 for our tweeter and they’re awesome so it’s worth entering 🙂

Best of luck

aplasticgerry

Oh also if ya wana write APRmy on your arm with a sharpie at the gig that’s cool with us;)

There’s a lot 🙂 Please spread the word if you’re from any of these towns and ya never know we could sell out. YEO!

ACTION RECORDS PRESTON
AMAZON
COOL DISCS
COOL DISCS
FOPP – GLASGOW UNION STREET (598)
HEAD BELFAST
HMV (HENRY ST-DUBLIN)
HMV Aberdeen
HMV Ballymena, IRELAND
HMV BASINGSTOKE
HMV Bath
HMV Brighton, Churchill Square
HMV Bristol, Cribbs Causeway
HMV Bromley
HMV CARDIFF
HMV CHELMSFORD
HMV Cheltenham
HMV Chester
HMV CHICHESTER
HMV COLCHESTER
HMV Derby
HMV DERRY
HMV DONCASTER
HMV EDINBURGH
HMV Fort Dunlop, Birmingham
HMV Gateshead
HMV GLASGOW
HMV Guildford
HMV Ipswich
HMV Kingston-Upon-Thames
HMV LEEDS (Premier Store)
HMV Leeds, White Rose Centre
HMV Leicester
HMV Lincoln
HMV LIVERPOOL SOUTH JOHN STREET
HMV MANCHESTER (Main Store)
HMV Meadowhall Sheffield
HMV Milton Keynes
HMV NEWCASTLE (Main Store)
HMV NEWRY
HMV Norwich
HMV OXFORD
HMV OXFORD CIRCUS
HMV Portsmouth
HMV Preston
HMV Reading
HMV Romford
HMV Sheffield
HMV SOUTHAMPTON
HMV Stockport
HMV SWANSEA
HMV Thurrock
HMV Trafford Ctr. MANCHESTER
HMV Trocadero (Mare Street address)
HMV TRURO
HMV -Tunbridge Wells
HMV York
HMV (IRELAND)
HMV (IRELAND)
HMV (IRELAND)
HMV (N Ireland)
HMV (N Ireland)
HMV BELFAST
HMV BELFAST BOUCHER ROAD RETAIL PARK
HMV -BELFAST FORESTSIDE
HMV Birmingham BULLRING
HMV Blanchardstown
HMV BRISTOL BROADMEAD
HMV Cork City
HMV CRAIGAVON
HMV DRAKE CIRCUS PLYMOUTH
HMV DUBLIN #2, Grafton Street 090
HMV DUBLIN Swords
HMV FORT RETAIL PARK (BIRMINGHAM)
HMV GLASGOW BUCHANAN ST
HMV ISLINGTON
HMV LISBURN
HMV NEWTONABBEY
HMV NORWICH CHAPELFIELD
HMV NOTTINGHAM VICTORIA
HMV -UXBRIDGE
HMV White City
TOWER RECORDS DUBLIN
TOWER RECORDS DUBLIN

http://www.shout4music.com/albums-eps/a-plastic-rose-camerashutterlife

http://iheartau.com/2012/10/a-plastic-rose-camera-shutter-life/

A Plastic Rose have been teasing us for a few years now, with a clutch of excellent EPs, numerous hooligan live outings and a rather spiffing mini-album more than whetting our appetites for a proper full-length release. Rather than rushing out an album, though, the four-piece have wisely bided their time, building momentum and amassing a treasure trove of material which has now condensed into this 11-track debut. And what a record it is.
Camera.Shutter.Life. bursts into life with an incongruous splash of strings, wrong-footing the listener just long enough for the tumultuous drums and squalling guitars of ‘Build From The Ground Up’ to kick in. It’s a clever and dramatic opening, marrying punk snarl with classical pomp like prime Biffy Clyro, the quartet’s trademark full-tilt vocals gelling perfectly with the music’s focussed aggression before swooping into a killer group chorus. You barely have time to draw breath before turbo-charged early classic ‘All You Know And Love Will Die’ makes a thoroughly welcome appearance. It’s a fantastic track, with urgent verses carried along on surging second-wave emo guitar lines and breathless vocals, giving way to a dynamic, melodic refrain.
Indeed, there are several familiar tunes here, the band justifiably cherry-picking the strongest cuts from their back catalogue, such as the addictive previous single ‘Kids Don’t Behave Like This’ and the glorious, difficult-to-categorise ‘Skin’, replete with the legend “Why stay sober?” Why indeed? Most pleasingly, the album closes with the epic (if that term hasn’t become too devalued) ‘Sun’s A Shadow’, originally released on the excellent Photographs In Black And White EP. It’s a majestic slow-burner which brings to mind Appleseed Cast circa Mare Vitalis, gradually swelling from gently-picked guitar lines and woozy ambience into a triumphant, overwhelming crescendo.
The newer songs are top drawer too. ‘Foreign Soil’ is possibly their most extreme track to date, its heavy subject matter well suited to the background screams and pummelling instrumentation; single ‘Boy Racer’ surfs a lolloping bass line, high hats and guitar squeals to tremendous effect while ‘Fading Pictures’ gives an unexpected injection of Celtic folk sway. Dotted in amongst the more angst-filled numbers, ‘…And The Sea’, ‘Indian Sheets’ and ‘When The Morning Comes’ showcase the group’s mastery of dynamics, being stirring ballads which pull and coax their central melodic themes in myriad directions.
In what’s turning out to be a good year for Irish alternative rock releases, and indeed the alt-rock underground in general, A Plastic Rose have made a record with potential mass appeal that stands comparison with the efforts of any of their peers. A late contender for album of the year. Lee Gorman

We’re pretty gobsmacked by this. Biggest rock mag in the world. Back of the net!

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As part of Belfast Music Week Gerry and Ian will perform a rare acoustic set in Belfast’s HMV at lunchtime Nov 5th. It’s part of our on going promotion of debut album Camera.Shutter.Life and hopefully it’ll get the word out a little more about the Limelight2 show the following Thurs.

We’ll be available to sign copies of CSL and if you like you can make us tea and biscuits. Ginger Nuts are the best.

See ya then.

APRmy

….kinda.

Because of the timing of our month long UK tour and Belfast Music Week, a Belfast launch night occurring at the time of the albums release just didn’t work out. FEAR NOT as this may be even better for everyone….

It may not be an official CSL launch but we’re inviting everyone of our fans, friends and family to the Belfast Music Week show in Limelight2 Nov 8th to celebrate its release along with many of our friends bands. It actually works out way better cuz its FREE and you get to see the best bands in NI the same night.

All you have to do is email info@limelightbelfast.com for your tickets (tell them we sent ya and you’re in the APRmy for extra sugar) but do it quick as there’s a limited number available and with that line-up its bound to sell out.

Here’s the mega line-up:
A Plastic Rose
LaFaro
Wonder Villains
Pretty Child Backfire
More Than Conquerors
Rams Pocket Radio
David C Clements
VerseChorusVerse
RunawayGO
Tom McShane
Katherine Phillipa
Ryan Vail

As you can see it’s gonna be an amazing night so we’re gonna bring a shed load of albums with us and party like its 2012.

See ya there guys

APRmy

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Dear APRmy,

 

Today is the release of our debut album Camera.Shutter.Life which is available to download now from iTunes and Amazon. The physical release is Monday Oct 29th where it will be available to buy in music shops like HMV etc. We just want to say thank you so much for you support over the past 6 years and sticking by us through good times and bad. We love the record and think that you will too.

 

APR x

ps-we’ll be on BBC ATL tonight at 8pm having a chat with Rigsy and playing some tracks from CSL.

Headwarmer.net

A PLASTIC ROSE – ‘Camera. Shutter. Life’
Belfast based rock outfit APR are seemingly not shy of rolling their sleeves up, loading up the van and heading out to just about any and every indie festival there is. Raising emotionally charged rock hell across the UK over the last two years has clearly helped to cultivate a swelling fanbase and although the originality count is pretty low, the execution is energetic, foreceful and full of heart. Immersed in enough rock grit to appeal to mainstream and underground fans alike, tracks such as ‘Foreign Soil’ and ‘Boy Racer’ offer a tight, melodic raw edge that could easily rear its head on any offering from Biffy Clyro or even Hot Water Music. No one can deny there are influences on show here but this is a mature collection of songs, all imbued with the groups firm acknowledegment of a rich Irish heritage. No more so than on the acoustic strum of ‘Fading Pictures’, ‘…And The Sea’ and ‘Indian Sheets’; each underpinning a new lease of life and confidence that’s easily heard throughout CSL. Winning the praise of Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and playing to arenas for the first time will do them no harm at all and if their celebrity fans were to deliver an album of such enigmatic romance, it would be an optimistic stroll through a rediscovered world. Great promise indeed. (7)

A Plastic Rose are purveyors of mid nineties post-hardcore tinged ‘Catchy Alternative Rock‘®, rooted firmly in late naughties peacetime Belfast, where they have been cutting their teeth on the northern front since August 2006

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