Plastic Mermaids unveil psychedelic video for “Playing in your Mind”, the second single from their EP ‘Inhale the Universe’, both of which are released on 9 March on Cross Keys Records.
Plastic Mermaids have a subtle grandeur, a swirling euphoria which sits somewhere between Animal Collective and Hope Of The States.” – Clash
“‘It’s very exciting to hear a group pushing such simple ideas effectively.” – DIY
“Plastic Mermaids win me over from the start…the tones are all just right – there’s something very classic about this.”– The FADER
“Some of the most creatively deployed panning heard all year. Cinematic and gorgeously textural, this cut sounds like Mercury Rev going on a road trip with The Flaming Lips.”– Q
“The Isle of Wight band fashion chamber-pop majesty that sounds somehow effortless and preordained.” – Sunday Times Culture
“Fans of The Flaming Lips or Oliver Wilde are likely to find something to adore in the confines of ‘Saturn’, its dry-fuzz and slippery psych stylings dousing you in acoustic bliss.” – The Line of Best Fit
WATCH: ‘PLAYING IN YOUR MIND’
Isle of Wight’s Plastic Mermaids share their self-directed video for ‘Playing In Your Mind,’ the track premiered on Huw Stephen’s Radio 1 show and is the second single from their new EP, ‘Inhale The Universe.’ Both are released on 9 March via Cross Keys Records.
The five-piece were recently announced to perform at Rob Da Bank’s new festival, Common People. In support of the new EP, they are set to headline Bristol’s The Louisiana on 23rd February and London’s The Lexington on 24th February.
Back in March 2014, Plastic Mermaids released their debut EP ‘Drømtorp’, which earned them comparisons to Animal Collective, British Sea Power, The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, and won them support from BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank and Edith Bowman. After sold-out headline shows in London, Bristol and on the Isle of Wight, they spent last summer winning fans at festivals across the UK, including Bestival, where they blew (literally) their entire gig fee on a confetti cannon to fire 4kg of coloured paper over the audience at the culmination of their set.
Plastic Mermaids have become notable for their eye catching stage production, which involves handmade sets, lasers, projections and samples from films. They have even invited string sections and choirs to join them on stage. “It’s something we want to work on further,” says lead singer Douglas Richards. “You can really change the way people perceive music by what they see while they hear it. I like the idea of doing a gig one day that’s equally about sound and visuals. And maybe smell.”
‘Inhale the Universe’ was written, recorded and produced in their ever-growing, self-built analogue studio.
PLASTIC MERMAIDS ARE: Douglas Richards (vocals, piano), Jamie Richards (guitar, drum machine, samples, vocals), Chris Newnham (guitar), Tom Farren (bass) and Chris Jones (drums).
23/02 – Bristol, The Louisiana (http://www.musicglue.com/chiverin/events/23-feb-15-plastic-mermaids-the-louisiana/)
24/02 – London, The Lexington (https://parallellines.ticketabc.com/events/pla/)
23/05 – Southampton, Southampton Common @ Common People festival