TUNE Plastic Mermaids - Floating in a Vacuum
Announce their debut album
‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’
and reveal new single video
‘Floating in A Vacuum’
Sunday Best Recordings
“Plastic Mermaids. Keep an ear out for them in 2019” – LAUREN LAVERNE/ 6 MUSIC
“Fantastic, ‘I’ve always thought of them as a bit of a British Mercury Rev.. They’ve been away for a while. So good to have them back” – JOHN KENNEDY/RADIO X
“A new favourite of mine this one. A gigantic tune. A brilliant brand spanking new one” – CHRIS HAWKINS/6MUSIC
“Fan-bloody-tastic: vibrant, psychedelic and packed full of dizzying, ingenious touches on the production” – THE INDEPENDENT
"The Isle of Wight band fashion chamber-pop majesty that sounds somehow effortless and preordained” – SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
“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 MAGAZINE
“Plastic Mermaids win me over from the start…the tones are all just right – there’s something very classic about this” – THE FADER
“Plastic Mermaids combine the sounds of alt-folk, space-rock and chamber pop in a piano-led fantasy that The Flaming Lips would be proud of “ – NME
Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ to be released on May 24th 2019.
Following on from their latest psychedelic pop single ‘1996’, which was warmly received by fans and critics alike (supported at radio by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins), 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. 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 earths troubles. And then of course there had to be aliens. And the following story board which lead us into shooting the difficult, funny and at times pretty sketchy scenes.
The lyrics "every time that we fall it hurts even longer" ran 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 mirror ball tiles who is often suspended above their stage set.
You can catch Plastic Mermaids live at the following dates:
London @ The Lexington - 13th March 2019
Brighton @ Prince Albert - 14th March 2019
Portsmouth @ Square Tower - 15th March 2019
Southampton @ Joiners - 16th March 2019
For further info on Plastic Mermaids please check out:
@plasticmermaids / https://www.facebook.com/plasticmermaids