We are super excited to welcome back to Southsea, PLASTIC MERMAIDS for a very special intimate performance to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ released by our good friends, ‘Sunday Best’. Oh yeah!
This will be held at our brothers from another mother’s venue, the beautiful ‘House Of Rapture’ at the Staggeringly Good Brewery.
Completely FREE ENTRY, although we are expecting this to be a busy.
To guarantee entry, we recommend pre ordering an LP or CD for the band to sign after the performance at the meet and greet. Please order HERE to confirm your place.
We’ll be selling pies on the night, with a special pie chosen by the band! You’ll also be able to match the pie with some incredible freshly brewed beer.
Eyes, ears and bellies sorted = heavenly times.
When? – Doors at 8:00pm, Wednesday 29th May 2019
The meet, greet and signing will take place after the performance.
Where? – The House Of Rapture, Staggeringly Good Brewery (find more details HERE)
We will send you an e mail with priority entry instructions near to the event.
More details on Plastic Mermaids incredible new record below.
We can’t wait to see you there!
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Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from just across the Solent on 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.
Born out of the ashes of previous bands Magic Octagon and Neon Fetus, Plastic Mermaids are not a band who have ever wanted for ambition. They started out as a three-piece – Jamie, Doug and Chris – although they realised after early shows that they needed more hands on deck. “I was there at their first gig, not playing but just watching”, remembers Tom. “It was utter carnage. I really appreciated the audacity of them even attempting what they were doing. They had an audaciousness, and the willingness to try things and have them not pay off”. “We just kept coming up with ideas and tried to make them happen” recalls Douglas. “That’s all we did for ages. We didn’t really think about where it would all lead”.
Most bands wouldn’t go to those sort of lengths for their art, but Plastic Mermaids aren’t like most bands. They’ve had a great reception so far with their latest single “1996” already being a favourite with Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 and John Kennedy on Radio X. More than just a record, they have created their own very idiosyncratic world. On Suddenly Everyone Explodes, you can explore it for yourself.
In terms of musical influences, fans of The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, 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.