Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’.

They are brothers Jamie and Douglas Richards, who collaborate on vocals, synths and samples, along with guitarist Chris Newnham, bassist Tom Farren and drummer Chris Jones.

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 ecstactic live show.

With two incredible singles released under the label, their much anticipated debut album, Suddenly Everyone Explodes, will be released on the 24th May; mixing piano ballads with soaring strings with electronic beats with delicate vocals, with the end result a crashing, swirling ethereal soundscape of beautiful and unique melodies. Pre-Order the album above!

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27 May 2022
Hangliders Field

Woolacombe, United Kingdom

27 September 2022
Cassiopeia

Berlin, Germany

28 September 2022
SUPERSONIC

Paris, France

2 November 2022
Rough Trade Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

3 November 2022
The Joiners

Southampton, United Kingdom

5 November 2022
Elsewhere

Margate, United Kingdom

6 November 2022
The Portland Arms

Cambridge, United Kingdom

8 November 2022
Future Yard CIC

Birkenhead, United Kingdom

9 November 2022
Low Four Studio @ Deansgate Mews

Manchester City Centre, United Kingdom

10 November 2022
The Crescent Community Venue

York, United Kingdom

11 November 2022
Westgarth Social Club

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

13 November 2022
The Hare And Hounds, Room 2

Birmingham, United Kingdom

15 November 2022
Village Underground

Shoreditch, United Kingdom