Plastic Mermaids reveal their new single video ‘I Still Like Kelis’

Plastic Mermaids have just revealed a third single ‘I Still Like Kelis’ taken from their self-produced and one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ released on May 24th 2019.

You can check out their new video for ‘I Still Like Kelis’ HERE

New single ‘I Still like Kelis’ is a hazy indie-pop single featuring crunchy guitars and distorted synths, which Doug from the band describes as being about, ‘Two people who used to hang out and now are in different places. In the lyrics of the second verse I sing “but in a microscopic way we’re tangled up eternally, I’ll spin the same as you” this is a reference to quantum entanglement a phenomenon where two particles are linked and move in the same way even though they’re on different sides of a room or universe even.’

The video for ‘I Still Like Kelis’  expands further on this idea, two particles are born at the dawn of time then split up and travel through the universe but moving and evolving in similar ways before eventually both ending up on earth and meeting as humans. Doug continues….

‘I’m not sure how I let myself get sucked into the idea of stop motion again…. The video took bloody AGES to make but I guess I enjoyed it, there’s something quite meditative about sitting down for 4 hours and pushing about a piece of clay it’s just a bit demoralising when you realise you’ve only shot 14 seconds. 

Recent previous singles revealed from the new album include ‘1996’ and psychedelic-pop single ‘Floating in a Vacuum’, both of which  have been warmly received by fans and critics alike, supported at radio by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, John Kennedy from Radio X (including a recent Xposure live session), BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins & Radcliffe and Maconie.

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 ecstatic live show which has manifested itself into the sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir and Patricia their mirror-ball mannequin, who made a welcome appearance at Plastic Mermaids recent sold out show at the Lexington last month in March.

You can catch Plastic Mermaids live at the following dates:

Stockton Calling, Stockton – April 21st 2019

The Great Escape, Brighton – May 10th 2019

Strings, Isle of Wight – Album Lauch Party – May 24th 2019

Pie & Vinyl, Portsmouth – May 29th 2019

Rough Trade East Album Launch Party, London – May 30th 2019

The Great Estate, Cornwall – June 2nd 2019

Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol – June 4th 2019

Boardmasters, Cornwall – August 9th 2019

Victorious, Portsmouth – 25th August 2019

Suddenly Everyone Explodes Tour

Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight, September 14th 2019

The Georgian Theatre – Stockton- September 18th 2019

Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff – September 20th   2019

Patterns – Brighton – September 21st 2019

The Bodega – Nottingham – 23rd September 2019

Think Tank? – Newcastle – 24th September 2019

Hug & Pint – Glasgow – 25th September 2019

YES (Pink Room)- Manchester – 26th September 2019

Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds – 28th September 2019

The Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham- 30th September 2019

Crofters Rights – Bristol- 1st October 2019

The Bullingdon – Oxford – 2nd October 2019

Scala – London 3rd October 2019

‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’- full track listing.

1.       Glow

2.       1996

3.        Floating In A Vacuum

4.       10000 Violins Playing Inside An Otherwise Empty Head

5.       Milk

6.       Yoyo

7.       I Still Like Kelis

8       Unhappy Tamagotchi

9.       Throwing Stones At The Moon

10.       Aquarium Acid Trip

11.       Ooh

12.       Taxonomy

13.       Luliuli

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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