a perfect environment for a weird and wonderful merry-go round of a night
The moment you stepped into the small basement bar, you knew that was not a normal gig. With a psychedelic decor crossed with a Chapman brothers’ art piece, the night was turned into a showcase encased in a crazy post-punk wonderland. With support from Venom & Apathy and Anarchistwood, Wrapped in Plastic had created a perfect environment for a weird and wonderful merry-go round of a night. V&A started off with a dark rock energy with a hint of evil enigma. “Believe me”, the singer announced, “We are the tamest ones’ here”. They were not wrong. Next, Anarchistwood assaulted us with crimson toned gypsy post punk. The highlight of the set being where the band went political and spoke out against the situation in Syria, brandishing pictures of the countries leader with the words “Arrest warrant” underneath.
By the time the headlining act came on, the crowd thought they had seen it all, but they were proved wrong when Wrapped in Plastic tore the roof off with their mix of Nightmarish lullaby’s and Grindhouse Industrial. Sexual references, full frontal nudity, poppers and even peanut butter sandwiches all played part into the bands’ set. The singer did a total of 3 costume changes, the 1st after a rare ‘lounge’ version of fan favorite ‘voodoo doll’. Songs also included an eerie version of Depeche Modes’ ‘Dirt’. The finale involved all the previous bands on stage to join them, but the encore proved that there will always be something laden up the bands’ skirt. Once it was all done, the singer dropped to the floor, collapsing under the weight of the whole set. The future will always be bright in B-Movie styles for Wrapped in Plastic, because you will never know what to expect when they play.
For fans of: Ministry, Swamp Terrorists, Coil, Godflesh.