Released: 7 October 2021
Early September finally welcomed new music from Plastic Mermaids, since their critically acclaimed debut LP, in the shape of new single ‘Disco Wings’. Today the Isle of Wight 5-Piece release its accompanying B-Side ‘Environmental’.
These new tracks see the band justifying the hype of their debut album, which drew comparisons with the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Animal Collective at the time. The new material has been self-produced once again, however, technical wizard and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Richards was stretched for mixing time, building his Neon Egg pedals for the likes of Bon Iver, Kurt Vile & Hot Chip. The brothers decided to look beyond the band and recruited Ant Whiting (MIA, Lana De Ray) for a fresh take at the mix:
“Through a bizarre set of circumstances Jamie and I went for a pint with Ant on the Island when he was on holiday here a few years back and we kept in touch over social media. This record came around and when we decided to get it mixed by someone outside of the band, Ant came to mind. Kinda curious to see where it would end up… It was a good move, Ant’s mixes really elevated the tracks and brought a level of energy and immediacy that we’ve not achieved on record before.”
In line with the release, Plastic Mermaids also announce a new tour of the UK, kicking off in October and taking in London’s Lafayette on 28th October.
Check out the live dates below and keep your eyes and ears peeled for new music coming soon!
16.10.21 – Isle of Wight – Strings
18.10.21 – Stockton – Georgian Theatre
19.10.21 – Glasgow – Mono
21.10.21 – Leeds – Brudenell
22.10.21 – Liverpool – 24 Kitchen Street
23.10.21 – Manchester – YES (Pink Room)
24.10.21 – Bristol -Thekla
25.10.21 -Nottingham – Bodega
27.10.21 – Brighton – Patterns
28.10.21 – London – Lafayette
Tickets on sale via www.plasticmermaids.com