Just before Christmas five-piece Plastic Mermaids uploaded debut track “Polaroids” online and won over hearts from both sides of the Atlantic – The FADER, Q and DIY all gave high praise. Today, Plastic Mermaids share their surreal video for “Polaroids” and announce the release of their debut EP Drømtorp on 31st March via the illustrious Cross Keys Records.
The five-piece self-directed, wrote, shot and edited the video:
“Chris wanted to get in a box, Doug wanted a space disco, Tom wanted to be a demigod, so we just went with it.”
“It turns out surfing while playing instruments isn’t as easy as you might think.”
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.
PRAISE FOR PLASTIC MERMAIDS:
“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
“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. When it builds into a chiming, atmospheric beat, that’s where things belong. When talk turns to past loves and their bicycles and oh-this-is-getting-kind-of-sickly, it doesn’t drag. It’s very exciting to hear a group pushing such simple ideas effectively.”– DIY
“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