Autumn UK Tour Kicks Off 18 September
Band Release New Single ‘Yoyo (Edit)’ on 6th September
Taken from acclaimed debut LP ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ (Sunday Best Recordings)
“Plastic Mermaids run wild with a thousand ideas at once and strike gold every time.” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“These guys have nailed a mix of space-rock, psychedelia, folk and chamber pop that has been winning over fans around the UK.” THE INDEPENDENT
“Plastic Mermaids, from the Isle of Wight, have steadily built a rare and glittering world that stretches far beyond their island vistas, one that’s gravitational pull is irresistible.” LONDON IN STEREO
“If you close your eyes, ‘Floating in a Vacuum’ makes you feel like you're gazing far beyond the planetarium dome and into space itself. It’s a kind of heavenly body with a twinkling sense of wonderment and uncanny vocals that sound at once familiar, yet distinctly alien.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“Channelling The Flaming Lips, the woozy, otherwordly rocker “Floating in a Vacuum” is full of cinematic, orchestral tones and shiny superb production.” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“Psychedelic in that neat, amateurish, deeply English sense, the group take hold of every aspect of their sound, right down to the effects they use.” CLASH
With their autumn 2019 UK tour fast-approaching, the Isle Of Wight’s Plastic Mermaids have just announced fifth single ‘Yoyo’ an edit of the original taken from their self-produced and one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes.’
New single ‘Yoyo’ is an emotionally charged ode to; "Holding on, letting go, life, death, energy flow in the universe and the inevitable movement from order to chaos”. A dreamy opening teamed with frontman Doug Richards' soft vocals, the track builds into a cinematic climax whilst still retaining a sense of intimacy throughout. "Most of the lyrics I wrote a few years back when my mum was dying of cancer,” says Doug. “I spent a lot of time thinking about death and what a person really is, as a complete atheist but wanting some sort of solace. Then I came up with this weird talky song idea and thought I’d stick the two together.”
The debut album’s previous singles ‘1996,’ ‘Floating in a Vacuum’, ‘I Still Like Kelis’ and ‘Taxonomy’ have all been warmly received by fans and critics alike, with support at radio from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders & Huw Stephens, John Kennedy from Radio X (who recently gave the band a coveted Xposure live session), BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins plus Radcliffe & Maconie.
In terms of musical influences, fans of The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Sparklehorse and Tame Impala will all find something to love in Plastic Mermaids’ richly-textured sound. The Flaming Lips’ influence is also evident in their ecstatic live show which has manifested itself into a spectacular featuring an onstage sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir and Patricia their mirror-ball mannequin.
You can catch Plastic Mermaids live at the following dates:
25th August Southsea - Victorious Festival
18th September Stockton-On-Tees - The Georgian Theatre
20th September Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
21st September Brighton Patterns
23rd September Nottingham - The Bodega
24th September Newcastle Think Tank?
25th September Glasgow Hug & Pint – Glasgow
26th September Manchester YES (Pink Room)
28th September Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
30th September Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge
1st October Bristol Crofters Rights
2nd October Oxford - The Bullingdon
3rd October London – The Scala
Support confirmed for the London Scala gig includes Stats, Ralph TV & a DJ set from Georgie Rogers (Soho Radio).
Support for the remaining dates to be announced.
Wed 18 Sep 2019
Stockton-On-Tees – Georgian Theatre
Fri 20 Sep 2019
Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Sat 21 Sep 2019
Brighton – Patterns
Mon 23 Sep 2019
Nottingham – Bodega
Tue 24 Sep 2019
Newcastle – Think Tank
Wed 25 Sep 2019
Glasgow – Hug & Pint
Thu 26 Sep 2019
Manchester – YES
Sat 28 Sep 2019
Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
Mon 30 Sep 2019
Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Tue 1 Oct 2019
Bristol – Crofters Rights
Wed 2 Oct 2019
Oxford – Bullingdon
Thu 3 Oct 2019
London – Scala
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