Right, hold on to your hats because this is going to be MASSIVE. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards, Chris Jones, Tom Farren and Chris Newnham, also knows as Plastic Mermaids.
I was intrigued to listen to this band just from the name, but the music didn’t even come close to being average. After receiving a press release, I listened to their latest single ‘Paris Milkshake’ and I was absolutely blown away. The beautifully eerie vocals and soft surrounding instrumentals left me stunned into silence.
Having been already described as ‘cinematic’ and ‘gorgeously textural’, the difference with Plastic Mermaids is that they use instruments you hear less in most indie songs. For example, in ‘Paris Milkshake’ you can hear the beautiful string section being played as well as the cowbell and epic synths.
The video is equally beautiful, you can see each part of the song being put together as well as seeing the story behind the lyrics in the emotion of the performance. It’s a stunning video and it fits the song amazingly.
It’s my prediction that the uniqueness of this band will rocket them up the indie scales and in the next few months you’ll be hearing their name all over social media.
If you like what you hear, you can see the band at the dates below:
Friday 30th September – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough
Saturday 1st October – Night & Day, Manchester (supporting The Lucid Dream)
Sunday 2nd October – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
Friday 7th October – Sugar Store, Isle of Wight – SOLD OUT
Saturday 8th October – Sugar Store, Isle of Wight (Extra date due to demand)
Wednesday 12th October – Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival
Thursday 13th October – London Fields Brewery, London
Friday 14th October – Norwich Sound and Vision
Saturday 22nd October – Simple Things Festival – Bristol
Sunday 23rd October – SWN Festival, Cardiff
Tuesday 8th November – Green Door Store, Brighton
Tickets are available here – http://www.plasticmermaids.com/
Check out the video for ‘Paris Milkshake’ here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lelEZ6QfeJo
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