soft plastic


September 10th 2013

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Songwriter/producer Marco Divic and Nina Leinwatter formed the austrian alternative indie pop duo "Soft Plastic" in 2010. Divic and Leinwatter, residing in Vienna, met at Marco's home studio in 2010 for a recording session to write and record demos.

In summer 2012 they met producer/mixing engineer Filippo Gaetani from Tuscany/Vienna and started recording the debut EP with 6 Songs at Recordable Studio Stockerau, Divic's homestudio and Gaetani's Studio in Tuscany.

Their debut album, "Halilopeux" will be released digitally by Aerostat/Ray Recordings in autumn 2013. Soft Plastic boasts a modern fresh alternative indie pop with soulful, dreamy guitar licks and lyrics. Similar bands and influences are to be found in Tegan and sara, Death Cab For Cutie, Arcade Fire, The XX , San Cisco...


FM4 Stories
"It's also released in September the debut "Halilopeux" by the Viennese indie-pop duo Soft Plastic. Marco Divic and Nina Leinwatter fish with their title song here in the magical waters sparkling sound of the early 90s. Names such as Sonic Youth, Pavement, Sebadoh and many more buzz through my head after this beautiful pop piece. The duo, with their distinct mix of styles, in all cases have me on the hook, which turns to fit wonderfully when you interpret the different meanings of the band name. If the other songs of the debut will come along in such a loose Pop vibe, then "Halilopeux" could represent a working acoustic therapy for the impending autumn depression. Whatever may the title of the album mean."

The Sound of Confusion
"Vienna. Its music legacy seemed to be forever sealed by the voice of Midge Ure. Lately though, we've discovered what a great music scene the city has, and in Soft Plastic we could have found the best of all. The duo formed last year and will be releasing their debut EP 'Halilopeux' next week. Here we bring you the title-track, and it's a bit of a blockbuster. With an indie-rock sound they might not be exactly revolutionary, but the quality of this tune is better than many bands ever get close to. It will remind you of many hallowed alt-rock/guitar-pop bands, and we can even detect a slight hint of Sad Day For Puppets in some of the guitar.

It's not for that reason that we're heaping praise on this song though, that likeness is most probably down to having similar influences, namely those of the US alt-rock scene of the 1990s. It's one thing picking a style and being decent musicians, but writing great songs is where the wheat is separated from the chaff, and this track is pure wheat (if you're intolerant, then don't worry, it has magic powers that prevent any problems). A big mental note has now been made of the name Soft Plastic and you can expect us to be following their career every step of the way."