Plastic Mermaids

Plastic Mermaids

FOR FANS OF: CONNAN MOCKASIN, HOW TO DRESS WELL, KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

Plastic Mermaids have been making waves since March 2014, when they released their debut EP ‘Drømtorp’ to much critical acclaim.

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.

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 second EP ‘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, ‘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.

You can see Plastic Mermaids perform at Dr Martens Presents: Leeds Beckett Stage 2: 17:00.