Funk Voyage delivers debut

Plastic Voyage have delivered their debut recording.
Plastic Voyage have delivered their debut recording.

IT was five long years performing and refining their sound before Plastic Voyage released their debut record, but the results justified the journey.

The Newcastle funk-rock five-piece of Brad Marriott, Jason Topic, Nathan Topic, Mat Sullivan and Will Grahame, released the five-track EP Lose My Head earlier this month.

It’s a diverse mixture of funk, groove, world music, blues and jazz, which was recorded in Sawtooth Studios and co-produced by Jason Topic and his brother Clint. 

“This recording was trying to find the type of sound we like to play live in as good a way possible on a recording,” Jason Topic said. 

To achieve that, older songs like Bubblegum Road and Lovebite were redesigned and new tracks Another Crime and Let It Go were almost entirely written in the studio. The result was a loose and improvised sound. 

Plastic Voyage launch Lose My Head at Sawtooth Studios on December 16. The night will also feature Duncan Woods And The Notable Few. Tickets are $10.