Milk / I Still Like Kelis (Acoustic)
Released: 12 May 2020
After a hugely successful 2019, Isle of Wight’s psychedelic art-pop band Plastic Mermaids are celebrating their incredible debut album’s first birthday revealing the release of two acoustic tracks on a beautiful 7” picture disc. A perfect collector’s item!
Opening with a lovely stripped back version of ‘Milk’. Accompanied with ethereal piano and backing vocals, the different arrangements give new meaning to the fuzzy spaced out original.
You’re then graced with a gorgeous acoustic rendition of ‘I Still Like Kelis’. With just an acoustic guitar and Doug and Flo’s delicate vocals, the track remains as heartfelt as it is joyous.
Keen to explore different versions of the tracks Douglas said “When you’re making a song there’s always a million different options of how it can go and at some point in the journey you just have to decide which path you’re going down, you’re always left with niggles though of “ooh maybe it would’ve been better a different way” so it was really nice to have a moment to re-record these tracks from a different angle. I’d bought a new tape machine a while back, a Tascam 388, it’s a bit of a vibey cult classic. Used famously by Mac DeMarco, The Oh Sees, The Black Keys etc. and these tracks we’re my first recordings with that. I just wanted to do them live with no computer just to see if it still sounded like music.”
Previous singles revealed from their debut album include ‘1996’, ‘Floating in a Vacuum’ and ‘I Still Like Kelis’ all of which have been warmly received by fans and critics alike, supported at radio by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders & Huw Stephens, John Kennedy from Radio X (including a recent Xposure live session), BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Chris Hawkins. 2020 promises to be an exciting year for the band as they are currently working on new material.
Order the Ltd Edition 7″ Picture disc HERE.