An anthemic four-piece hailing from Belfast, A Plastic Rose offer accessible post-harcore tinged with just the right amount of emo, and the occasional bout of cathartic screaming. Gerry and Ian, the two vocalists, sing in their strong domestic accents adding a different dynamic to the band’s sound. Having already received Radio 1 play and praise from everyone from Huw Stephens and Jo Whiley to Charlie Simpson and Gary Lightbody, the band have an exhilarating sound and everyman charm that will surely win them more and more fans. Live, all of the band display a dry sense of humour that encourages crowd interaction at every opportunity. Their song titles go against this with a more ominous outlook: ‘All You Know And Love Will Die’, ‘Silence, You’ and ‘Fade And Disappear’. All their tracks carry the intensity of a more melodic And So I Watch You From Afar, but would also sit comfortably alongside the likes of punkier bands such as Fighting With Wire and Canterbury. Constantly touring their home country, APR will be back in the UK in March. We strongly advise you catch them while you can. For more information, please visit