The Band Explains: The Plastics - 'All I Really Want' (Video)
The Plastics are a psych pop band from Cape Town, South Africa. They are; Pascal Righini, Karl Rohloff, Sasha Righini and Emile Van Dango.
About The Track: 'All I Really Want' is the first single from The Plastics latest album. The track is full of tricks, synthesizers and has an angular rock groove that is radio ready and nods to 80s new wave. It features a slick studio treatment, atmospheric breakdown and falsetto vocals.
Karl Rohloff Explains
"The video begins with a selection of flashing images and later on goes between those images and shots of you guys. While we can make out some of them, what are they and what is their signifcance? Why did you chose to film this way?
The images are of random pieces of nature we filmed on the property the studio is on – trees, plants, grass, scenery, etc. I think we liked the way the studio shots contrasted with these. We’ve always tried to film and have photo shoots with some part of nature being a prominent part, so this style was a continuation of that.
We wanted to give the video a classic documentary, fly-on-the-wall type feel, like you’d get in a 60s film about The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.
It was filmed in a fantastic studio called Digital Forest in Constantia, Cape Town. It’s in the heart of the winelands and the scenery and vibe makes it such a relaxing place to make music. It provided the opportunity to film the studio and nature scenes all in one location, which was cool. It was also the first studio we used to record our latest album “In Threes” so it felt like the right place to do a recording studio video.
We wanted to give a sneak peek into our recording process and allow our fans to be able to get a bit of insight into what we’re like in that environment. The last few videos that we’ve done have focused away from us as a group, and rather on a concept or story. We felt it was a good idea to bring ourselves into the mix a bit more on this one.
It felt natural shooting the video – it really was just us having a good time, making music in the studio. There aren’t really expectations of how we’ll be perceived – people will take what they want out of it. We’re happy that Barry de Villiers (the director) really got the pace, feel and mood of the song in how it’s all cut together, and that really makes the song stand out. Which is the most important thing."
Interview feature by Karla Harris
Warning: This video contains flashing images.