Plastic Mermaids have been making waves since March 2014, when they released their debut EP ‘Drømtorp’ to much critical acclaim. After sold-out shows in London, Isle Of Wight and Bristol, they holed themselves up in their self-built analogue studio to write and record their next offering ‘Inhale The Universe’. Finding it difficult to create the desired drum sound at home, they rowed out at dawn to coastal caves for inspiration and to get the recording just right – a sheer moment of genius!
Third EP in the trilogy, ‘Everything Is Yellow and Yellow Is My Least Favourite Colour’ followed in June 2016 and saw the band back at their creative best. Even the EP artwork took hours and hours to craft from multi-dimensional collaged New Scientist magazines, culminating in one beautiful photograph – another stroke of genius by this idiosyncratic quintet.
Playing a spell-binding headline set at this year’s Rhythm Tree Festival, followed by electrifying and breathtaking performances at bluedot, Kendal Calling, Deer Shed and FarmFest, this five-piece band are gaining a huge array of fans with their unapologetic quirkiness. The band continue to take creative risks; musically and especially within their live shows, and are looking to write and record an album as the next logical step.
Plastic Mermaids are: Douglas Richards (vocals, piano, cowbell), Jamie Richards (guitar, drum machine, samples, vocals), Chris Newnham (guitar), Tom Farren (bass) and Chris Jones (drums)