PLASTIC MERMAIDS TO PLAY DEBUT LONDON SHOW AT THE WAITING ROOM ON 31ST MARCH
DEBUT EP DRØMTORP RELEASED 31ST MARCH ON CROSS KEYS RECORDS
PLASTIC MERMAIDS are to play their first show in the Capital at Stoke Newington’s The Waiting Room on 31st March to celebrate the release of their debut EP Drømtorp on Cross Keys Records. The announcement follows the band selling out Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight. Tickets for the London show are £5 and available to buy now – bit.ly/1p0EWpH
Lead track “Polaroids” has steadily been gaining support – The FADER, Q, The Fly, DIY and tastemakers Dots & Dashes, Gold Flake Paint and Gotta Dance Dirty – all gave high praise to the experimental five-piece.
The video, which the band self-directed and filmed, has been compared to the style of Michael Gondry.
Here’s the video for lead track ‘Polaroids’, which has steadily been gaining lots of love –
“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 (Track of the Day)
“Plastic Mermaids win me over from the start…the tones are all just right – there’s something very classic about this.” – The FADER
“Polaroids’ comes from the right place…It’s very exciting to hear a group pushing such simple ideas effectively.” – DIY
“Debut track ‘Polaroids’ is accomplished enough to make you think they must’ve had plenty of practice at this sort of thing — it’s a real slow-burner that opens with earnest vocals, building to a finale that’d give British Sea Power a run for their money in the ‘windswept beauty’ stakes.” – The Fly (Names To Watch)
“This is toned, electronically perfected neoclassicism that’s as rousing as it is woebegone. And for a debut outing, it really is no mean feat.”– Dots & Dashes
“It’s a debut single that shows promise, adventure and more than enough intrigue to mark them down as a name to keep an eye on. Which is exactly what we intend to do.”– Gold Flake Paint
ABOUT PLASTIC MERMAIDS: The five-piece live on an island off the coast of England and have spent most of the year hidden away in their home studio, escaping only for the occasional surf.
Experimentalists at heart, their music sidesteps pigeonholing – they touch on the melodic sounds of Mercury Rev, the cinematic and inventive textures of The Flaming Lips and the poetic and vulnerable integrity of Bright Eyes.
PLASTIC MERMAIDS ARE: Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards, Chris Jones, Tom Faren and Chris Newnham.
1st March – Isle of Wight, Newport, Quay Arts – SOLD OUT
31st March – London, Stoke Newington, The Waiting Room (buy link – bit.ly/1p0EWpH)