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Now playing on Radio 1 - A Plastic Rose

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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 10:19 UK time, Thursday, 20 August 2009

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, there's something really exciting happening on the Radio 1 playlist.

Starting this week, a track by an unsigned artist selected by BBC Introducing will be added to the Radio 1 playlist*. This means you'll hear the song played out during the day, several times a week, meaning huge exposure for unsigned music which is normally confined to un-playlisted specialist programmes in the evening.


The first band added to the playlist are Belfast's A Plastic Rose, with the track, All You Know and Love Will Die.

The band formed in late 2006 and have recorded sessions for Radio 1's Rory McConnell and Huw Stephens in the past. They've also done some rather nice acoustic tracks for BBC Northern Ireland's Across The Line.

If you like what you hear and you're heading down to Reading (Sunday) or Leeds (Saturday) next weekend, make sure you drop by to see them live on the BBC Introducing stage.

  • Find A Plastic Rose on MySpace.
  • Read A Plastic Rose's blog.

*UPDATE* - After All You Know and Love Will Die was played out on Jo Whiley's show this morning (listen again on BBC iPlayer), the team in the studio received some great instant feedback from listeners via SMS:

  • Love it :) can't wait to see them at leeds next week. Sarah, manchester.
  • Sound like all American rejects! Good homegrown talent!
  • Sounds like hundred reasons. Good!
  • Oo me likes, sound a bit like senses fail :) laura in preston x x x
  • Introduce them to a dark cupboard! J edin
  • Jo. That band was really good and excellent ground beats. Ganine from teesside.
  • Yes, love A Plastic Rose. Say them live last year. Amazing to hear them on Radio 1. Aaron in Belfast.
  • Oh my god.. That's an amazing song!! Such a feel good song. Great first impressions. Love them. Connor northern ireland.
  • Oh my god love this song its amazing! You've cheered me up at a rubbish day at work! Kelly, plymouth

* If you want to know more about how music is chosen for the Radio 1 playlist, check out this video with Head of Music at Radio 1, George Ergatoudis.


  • Comment number 1.

    Oooh brilliant! I'm so glad they are adding introducing bands onto the main playlist. Will have to have a listen to A Plastic Rose, not heard it played yet.

    "Introduce them to a dark cupboard! J edin" made me laugh, the only negative comment in the text examples, but quite a clever one, I admire the humorous negativity, not just a "booo they suck" text.

    Here Here to the changes!


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