The Isle of Wight’s very own 5-piece band ‘Plastic Mermaids’ have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year.
‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ is to be released on 24th May 2019 via Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best Recordings.
Following on from their latest psychedelic pop single ‘1996’, which was warmly received by fans and critics alike, the band have now revealed a second track, ‘Floating in a Vacuum’, which is also taken from their much anticipated debut album.
The video for ‘Floating In A Vacuum’ features spacemen on skateboards and aliens firing off streamers – watch it below now.
Entirely conceptualised and produced by the band and remains true to their creative form. In the band’s own words:
“The concept for shooting the film came pretty quickly; relating to the song and how it might be to float into space away from Earth’s troubles. And then of course there had to be aliens. And the following story board which led us into shooting the difficult, funny and at times pretty sketchy scenes.
The lyrics ‘every time that we fall it hurts even longer’ rang true every time Doug and Jamie came off their skateboards at 20mph. Flaming asteroids being flung into your face protected by a £2 Amazon space helmet. And nitrogen powered streamers being fired at you point blank (not always on purpose).
Oh, and when we almost burnt through that street-light power cable.”
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 in a sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir, who have recently accompanied Plastic Mermaids on tour, and Patricia, a mannequin covered in mirrorball tiles, who is often suspended above their stage set.
The Plastic Mermaids will be performing live at the following South Coast dates in Spring 2019:
13th March – London – The Lexington
14th March – Brighton Prince Albert
15th March – Portsmouth Square Tower
16th March – Southampton Joiners
Tickets for the above shows are on-sale now via https://www.plasticmermaids.com/tour-dates.
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