September 17, 2016



Plastic Mermaids, The Isle of Wight’s beloved psych-meddling, synth building sons, will head out on their debut UK tour this October, following the release of their stunning new EP ‘Everything Is Yellow And Yellow Is My Least Favourite Colour’, the third in a trilogy of EP’s self-produced by the band, and released on Cross Keys Records.

After a triumphant homecoming show headlining the Isle of Wight’s Rhythm Tree Festival this summer, the band set out across some of the countries finest festivals, playing rapturously received sets at Bluedot, Kendal Calling, Deer Shed & Farmest and decided to take their show on the road once again with their first group of UK headline dates.

Bassist Tom Farren said, “We try to be very dynamic if we can get away with it, take you on a journey, at times it’s been just instrumental cello and piano, and other times we aim for well executed chaos: with choir, string section, homemade synthesisers, projections, light show, Patricia the mirror ball mannequin plus the full band and 2 drummers.” 

As part of the upcoming tour, the band will be putting on spectacular audio-visual experiential shows in London and on the Isle of Wight, under the name PRISMS. Lyricist Douglas Richards said, “The PRISMS shows are going to be a lot of fun, we’ve got some great audio and visual ideas which will make the shows really interesting and engaging. I’m not going to give anything away right now though as it’s still early days and we need to test a few things before we know if it’s all going to work!”

 The band will also be sharing one video a week in the run up to the tour from a day spent in a church in Ventnor on the south side of the Isle of Wight. The sessions were shot & produced in St Catherine’s Church, a stunning church complete with it’s own Blüther grand piano. They were also joined by a cast of friends and musicians who helped to create the glorious music that accompanies the beautifully shot video. 

On the reasons behind creating the films, the band says: “Having just spent a few months recording and mixing the record, we thought it’d be nice to gather together enough people and instruments to as closely as possible recreate it in a day. The recording process can be draining at times and often you come out of it loving the music substantially less than when you began, so it was really refreshing to do something that after one day there was no going back on or changing. It was also really cool to approach recording the song in a different way and I think some aspects definitely benefited from this.”

 Plastic Mermaids are: Douglas Richards (vocals, piano), Jamie Richards (guitar, vocals, mellotron, sampler, synth), Chris Newnham (guitar), Tom Farren (bass) and Chris Jones (drums).

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Plastic Mermaids Live Dates:

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 here –

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