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