Plastic Palace Alice – ‘The Girl Who Cried Wolf’
I always think of Plastic Palace Alice as being the Melbourne equivalent to Sydney’s The Seabellies, just with a grander love for Lou Reed. Plastic Palace Alice have always had such great potential, and the Arcade Fire-fronted-by-Bowie ’Empire Falls’ always did it for me.
But I feel as though they’ve taken a step backwards with their new song ‘The Girl Who Cried Wolf’. Rob McDowell’s vocals aren’t strong enough to lead a song that doesn’t have enough interesting instrumentation. It does its thing but doesn’t really leave you wanting to hit the play button again.
It’s the first single from The Great Depression, the band’s debut full-length album. While this song may not be the strongest, I still have faith in what’s to come.