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Things are looking sparse on the Di Di Mau merch store! ‘Kids Don’t Behave Like This’ t-shirts are sold out, ‘the promise notes’ and ‘all you know and love t-shirts are sold out, and we are running out of the rest fast. If you want to get any of the remaining EPs and designs, get on it! Don’t say we didn’t warn ye!
Guys a few months ago due to reasons out of our control our YouTube Channel imploded and we literally lost everything
Because of this we need you lovely people to click the link below, subscribe to our channel and give our vids the thumbs up!
We’ll be uploading all sorts of APR themed madness, from rehearsals/tours/gigs/nights out. Basically whatever we think will get a chuckle from you guys.
P.S. I just added a playlist that features loads of random live vids and other stuff that we’ve done over the past while.
It’s Friday! Time to bail from work/school/space station, kick back and relax for the weekend. As our tour with We Came From Wolves is approaching fast, we thought we would have some fun.
Anyone that posts a picture of themselves with their tickets to one of our upcoming shows between NOW and MONDAY will be automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an APR bundle which includes a T-shirt, an Oceans Single, some APR stickers and a few other little treats!
The winner can then claim their prize at whichever gig it is that they are attending!!! You’ll also get a massive hug/high 5 from the whole APR crew! Win!
Link for tickets: http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/100268/A_Plastic_Rose.html
We’re currently getting our tour heads on and stocking up on strings, sticks and noodles. Really excited to get back on the road. See you soon, we’ll be the guys with the bottles of cheap cider.
Enjoy your weekend and good luck you wee beauts!
So today we launched our second single from our debut album Camera.Shutter.Life. We’ve been waiting with great patience since we recorded the album last October to share this one with you guys!
It’s only available to buy as a CD at our online store http://www.aplasticrose.co.uk
The CD includes Boy Racer single and album versions, the instrumental version and two lovely acoustic tracks that shows our softer more intimate side.
All of that for a measly £3 are ya joking?! We’ll even sign it for you because we’re sound like that.
The video for Boy Racer filmed by the awesome Samuel Steel of http://missingpiecefilm.co.uk/
Buy now and we’ll love ya forever. Enjoy!!
It’s 10am on a dry and quiet Monday morning and I’m a little hungover and lying beside Wonder drummer Kieran who I am glad to say doesn’t snore or dream fondle. Our tour manager Joe is on the single bed across from me. Incredibly (and for the 1st time) he’s not snoring like an ogre. My sore head is a result of us all letting loose a little in Nottingham after both bands played to a near packed out Rescue Rooms at the Dot To Dot Festival. Amazing venue equipped with balcony, huge screen and an adoring audience up for introducing a new band into their lives. We’ve played Notts 3 times previously in smaller venues (thank you Marty Toner) but my God yesturday blew our brains out. Everyone doing the ‘fisting dance'(dont google it you’ll find something else) was an obvious highlight.
We took advantage of the early start to drink and check out a couple of bands like Pure Love and Dog Is Dead (saw them 2 months ago with Elspeth in front of 25 ppl in Belfast and yest 1500. Yeowza) while catching a glimpse of a rainy city full of smiling faces. Nottingham is much more beautiful than I had previously given it credit for but in my defence we usually just stay for 5mins so it was the 1st time I got a good look. Lovely I say.
Joe our TM realised our journey to the next travel lodge was actually 2 hrs instead of 30mins which we previously thought so an early FIFA competition in the tour bus ensued and won by Kieran Coyle (you dark horse).
Eimear, Ryan and Cheyleen were pretty quiet on the way home so we thought maybe an early night but boy were we wrong. As soon as we landed the craic began and we made friends with the best EVER Tavel lodge receptionist who’s name we have forgotten. After the 10th noise complaint we called it a night and last thing I remember was shying away from the 2 bottles of Stella I had strategically placed in my room but looking at the full bottles now I think I made the right choice.
We’re off now to Manchester to play Sound Control at 6pm with special guests Ann and Cyril my uncle and auntie who are old enough to be my grand parents but young enough to teach us all how to enjoy life. My cousins Des and Derm will be there too so it will hopefully be a special gig.
We’re really happy with our performances so far and can’t wait to play the Kerrang Awards show in London tomorrow cause it’s such an amazing privilege. Who’d have tunk it?
We are delighted to announce that the music video from our forthcoming album Camera.Shutter.Life. Will debut tomorrow morning on http://www.artrocker.tv
Thanks to the guys at Art Rocker for featuring the video and of course Samuel Steel at [Missing] Piece film for the awesome work done on the video. We hope you enjoy it.
Now that the dust has well and truly settled from our shows with the mighty Snow Patrol things have returned to normal…
We thought we would share bits and pieces of our journey to London with you guys and the new friends that we made whilst over in England.
The night before The 02 Arena show in London we were off to Chelmsford to play at the amazing Club Fusion. The man in charge of Club Fusion, Shakey was very kind to us and gave us one of our first London shows back a few years ago, so it was an absolute pleasure to come back and do another gig with him. The other bands and the folk from Chelmsford were all lovely and we’ll definitely be back soon!
Knackered after a full days travel from Sunny Belfast to Sub Zero London we headed back to our London HQ for much needed sleep.
On Saturday morning we decided to split up for a few hours and breathe as much of London in as possible while we were there. The Whacky Races around the tube staitons of London began. Here’s some of the spots we got to…
The starting line
Posing as Olympians at the Olympic coundown Trafalgar Sq.
That Fella’ Sherlock Holmes’ Gaff
That other fella’ Big Ben donging away at midday
After getting as much London as possible into us we pulled up at this bad boy…….
The O2 Arena inside the dome can hold more people than the population some of our hometowns….. No worries.
There was enough room in our dressing room to swing a clowder of cats, nevermind one!
After a rocking set we left it to the big boys to get the crowd going. This is the crowd about 15 minutes after Snow Patrol began. The atmosphere was un-fricking-believable. It only began to hit us at this moment the scale of the venue that we’d just knocked our wee songs out into.
Gerry’s dad got a special T-shirt made just for the occasion. Legend! Massive thanks to the Normans for making it the whole way to London to support us. We could hear you above everyone else in the crowd whilst we were on and that made us feel like we were still at home!
Finally we would like to give a massive thanks to the Snow Patrol lads for including us on their epic tour. It was an amazing opportunity for us and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. Also thank you to everyone that gave us a chance on foreign soil and we hope to be beckoning the doorstep of a venue in the UK near you soon!
Dave and the rest of the ladies at APR xx
So as you can imagine we’re still over the moon from being asked to join the mighty Snow Patrol on Their UK & Irish tour. We’re preparing for an 8 month long campaign that will at long last see us releasing our debut album and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Right now we’re locking ourselves in the practice room, preparing ourselves for the coming months but in the meantime here are a few pictures from last weeks performance at the Odyssey Arena Belfast.
Next step the 02 Arena in London on Feb 11th, we hope to see some of the APRmy there cheering us on.
Many thanks to Bradley Quinn for taking the photos you can check out more of Bradley’s work here… http://www.bradleyquinn.com
We’re delighted to announce that Snow Patrol have asked us to support them in 2 arena’s on their forthcoming tour, Belfast’s Odyssey Arena Wed Jan 25th and London’s O2 Arena Sat Feb 11th. As you can imagine we’re over the moon and really hope that there’s some APR fans in the crowd screaming us on.
First of all massive thanks to everyone that came to see us at the Next Stage on Tuesday at this year’s Tennents Vital, the APRmy was out in force! Thanks also to BBC ATL and Third Bar Music for making the stage available for a lot of local bands, everyone rocked it to the max!
If any of you guys missed it you can check out a bit of the performance by following this link to the BBC ATL website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k1wsw