5 Songs, 17 Minutes


About Plastiscines

The Plastiscines, a garage rock revival group composed entirely of French females, formed in 2004 around teenage friends Katty Besnard (guitar/vocals), Marine Neuilly (guitar), Louise Basilien (bass guitar), and Zazie Tavitian (drums). Taking their name from a line in the Beatles' classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" ("plasticine porters with looking glass ties"), the girls began carving out a swaggering, guitar-heavy sound while citing the Kinks, the White Stripes, the Strokes, Blondie, and the Libertines as influences. The Plastiscines were signed to EMI/Virgin France in 2006, and their major-label debut, LP1, arrived the following summer. For their next album, About Love, the group decamped to Los Angeles to work with producer Butch Walker. The resulting record was released in 2009 and, several months later, received a promotional boost when the band was heavily featured in an episode of Gossip Girl. ~ James Christopher Monger




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