Isle of Wight band announce UK tour for spring 2017 - set to debut new material
“Some of the most creatively deployed panning heard all year. Cinematic and gorgeously textural, this 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." – The Sunday Times Breaking Act
“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
Experimental Isle Of Wight five-piece Plastic Mermaids have today announced a string of new UK headline live shows for spring 2017 and, with the debut album’s release not planned until autumn 2017, these new gigs will be the very first time that fans can hear the brand new material. Full list of new UK shows is as follows;
Tuesday 25th April CARDIFF – Buffalo Bar
Wednesday 26th April BRISTOL – The Exchange
Thursday 27th April NEWCASTLE – Meet The North
Friday 28th April HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club
Saturday 29th April LEEDS – Live At Leeds
Sunday 30th April SALFORD – Sounds From The Other City
Tuesday 2nd May GLASGOW – King Tut's Wednesday 3rd May LONDON – The Pickle Factory
Tickets for all shows are available now via www.plasticmermaids.com
The band have spent the past four months holed up in a home-built studio on the Isle Of Wight, recording their highly-anticipated debut album in a converted barn in the grounds of brothers Douglas & Jamie Richards’ childhood home. As vocalist Douglas says, “It feels quite special to be recording our debut album in the garden of the house in which we spent the first six years of our lives. I want to be more outrageous and care less what people will think. It's so easy to lose yourself worrying about other people’s opinions and lose sight of why you like making music.”
Plastic Mermaids are; Douglas Richards (vocals, piano, cowbell) / Jamie Richards (guitar, drum machine, samples, vocals) / Chris Newnham (guitar) / Tom Farren (bass) / Chris Jones (drums)
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