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Monday 28 January 2019

Floating In A Vacuum: Plastic Mermaids Gear Up For Psychedelic Flecked Debut Album With Brighton Gig

Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced a genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut album, Suddenly Everyone Explodes. 
(c) Sunday Best Recordings 2019

Following on from their latest  psychedelic pop single 1996, the band have now revealed a second track, Floating in a Vacuum, which is also taken from their forthcoming album.

Entirely conceptualised and produced by the band, they explain the video's birth and intent: 

"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 Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards 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 live show, which has manifested itself in a sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir, who have recently accompanied the band on tour, and Patricia, a mannequin covered in mirrorball tiles, who is often suspended above their stage set.  

Plastic Mermaids play The Prince Albert, Brighton, on Thursday 14th March 2019. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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