• Plastic Mermaids | Live & Signing

  • Tue, 04-06-2019 at 18:30
  • Rough Trade Bristol
    3 New Bridewell
    BS1 2BA Bristol
Plastic Mermaids | Live & Signing - Rough Trade Bristol - Bristol

Doors 6.30pmPlastic Mermaids 7.30pmPLASTIC MERMAIDS are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who built their own analogue studio and have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’.Fans of The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Sparklehorse, and Tame Impala will find something to love in Plastic Mermaids’ richly-textured sound. The Flaming Lips’ influence is evident in their ecstatic live show with a brilliant sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir that has recently been accompanying Plastic Mermaids on tour along with a mannequin covered in mirror ball tiles who is often suspended above their stage set. It's no surprise that The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was spotted enjoying the Plastic Mermaids set at Blue Dot last year. After praising the band, they are now working on a customised effects pedal for him.The album cover art is designed and created by the band. ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ depicts a model village with figures bursting into flame. It’s not computer generated - Jamie built the model himself and then went through setting light to each of the people in the scene one by one. “It does really exist as a three-dimensional scene” he confirms.Most bands wouldn’t go to those sorts of lengths for their art, but Plastic Mermaids aren’t like most bands. More than just a record, they have created their own very idiosyncratic world. On ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’, you can explore it for yourself.Pre-order your album/ticket here> https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-bristol-plastic-mermaids