Pleymo - Compact
ОбзорBy the end of the band issued a stopgap EP with live recordings, and were concentrating on their next release.
The members of the band were still in their late teens when they came together to form Pleymo. Still, Pleymo continued to build a formidable reputation in the underground as an explosive live act.
At that point the musicians cited Rage Against the MachineKornand Primus as their main musical influences. It was far more melodic and less aggressive than their previous full-lengths. Looking to expand their fan base, Pleymo created a sort of underground coalition with a number of like-minded bands, such as AqMEWatchaand Enhancer.
The original name of the band was "Pleymobill," after a line of plastic toys. Their record Alphabet Prison neatly tied up all the threads running through their previous work, as it combined the aggressive sounds of their earlier records with more melodious leanings of Rock, resulting in the most well-rounded effort by the band yet.
However, as general enthusiasm for the genre was gradually replaced by bored indifference by the first half of the next decade, and bigger bands either moved on in search of different sounds or carried on working for diminishing audience, Pleymo chose to hold on to a by then unfashionable sound.
Medecine Cake was released in and performed even better than its predecessor, selling over 50, copies.
The resulting record, Keckispasse, was issued in by Wet Music and eventually sold about copies, which was quite a start for a young band. Following the release of their first record, Pleymo toured relentlessly, and finally major labels began to take notice.
Originally there were only four of them -- Marc Maggiori vocalsBenoit Julliard bass, keyboards, backing vocalsFred Ceraudo drumsand guitar player Mattias.
The coalition was dubbed "Team Nowhere" -- the bands performed together and helped each other out in various ways. During the recording, Pleymo finally solidified their lineup with the sixth member, guitarist Davy Portela.
The tour in support of Medecine Cake included more than dates. Soon they were invited to Belgium to record their first full-length with producer Stephen Kremer, who already had some experience with "Team Nowhere" bands.
It was also something of a concept album: Bands like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park ruled the airwaves and their sound was made popular and in high demand all over the world. Their third record was the first attempt of the band to alter their formula somewhat, and was simply titled Rock.
Inthe band was signed by Epic Records and began to work on their second full-length; Episode 2: Moreover, they did so with enough energy and inventiveness to keep things fresh and interesting well into the s.