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Plastic Cowboys

Hey, y’all. I am Shay. This is the on air indie show.

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Episode 46

First, music history facts for May 25th.

In 1965 Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep. The Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods said during a 60s UK tour Sonny Boy had once set his hotel room on fire. He was trying to cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator.

Darren McCarthy from alt-rock band Plastic Cowboys joins me today. We present three tracks from the released Splinter EP.

The talented trio hails from Westmeath, Ireland. The Splinter EP deals with issues such as mental health, escapism and hangovers. 

Splinter is one of 3 EPs planned for release this year by the band.

The band is one of thebuzzr’s most need to watch bands for 2021.



“Storehouse” 19:16:21 

“Molly” 26:21:34

“Those Damn Lights” 39:27:31

Artist Bio Provided by Youngblood Music. 

SPLINTER is the new EP from Plastic Cowboys, scheduled for release on 12.03.2021.

Kicking off what promises to be a busy 2021, Plastic Cowboys return with the release of their debut EP Splinter. Harnassing the plethora of feelings which will be familiar to most following a year spent largely in lockdown, the Westmeath indie-rock trio have tapped into the rollercoaster of emotions that are experienced through living in your own head.

Managing to navigate the Covid-19 restrictions by splitting their time between studio and self-recorded sessions, this allowed the trio more freedom to explore and develop their sound. 

“With both Darren and Joseph having experience in production, the restrictions actually forced us to become more self-sufficient when it came to the recording. So we decided to take the positives from the situation and push on with our plans.”

The sense of introspection that a lot of people would have felt over the last year is captured perfectly in lead single None Like You which was released in December as a teaser to the EP. As Ciaran explains:

“The walls were feeling tighter than I had ever felt before, which brought about a lot of soul-searching. It’s easy for us as people, especially Irish people, to ignore our problems or try to mend them with the minimum of care, and expect everything to be solved. None Like You is about trying to grow and improve as a person by riding those highs and lows rather then getting swept awy by them.”

Splinter is the first of 3 EPs planned by Plastic Cowboys in 2021, culminating in a debut album from one of Irelands most rousing new bands.

Ciaran McGann – Vocals, Guitar

Darren McCarthy – Bass

Joe Monaghan – Drums

Animated by Michaela Monaghan. Her Instagram is @kayla.doodle

About the Author
With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ and What's Our Buzz she promotes podcasts, independent artists, bands and venues. For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.

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