These guys blew us away at Live at Leeds this year and we’ve been captivated ever since. We had a chat with the five-piece from the Isle of Wight to find out all about what’s coming up next for the glorious Plastic Mermaids.
RAW MEAT: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores we should look up, what’s the scene like where you’re from?
Plastic Mermaids: The music scene on the Island is a funny one; there are loads of good musicians but not really any good venues. A lot of good folk and jazz players and a good mix of other stuff too. There’s a record store in Ventnor now called the Exchange that have been doing some good events. Obviously there are a few festivals here which is good, and you do get the odd other gig where someone interesting is playing, but the Island is rarely frequented by touring bands.
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
David Bowie – 'Velvet Goldmine'.
Name one track or band that you’re loving right now.
Black Moth Super Rainbow – their use of out of tune is just beautiful… even if it’s a little unsettling at times. I always imagined it was one person making it but it turns out it’s a whole band! Their artwork is super edgy radness too.
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future.
S**t Palladium – they’ve not put anything out yet but I’ve a feeling it’s going to be premier league – back of the net – cash back.
What are you up to now?
Just got home, tried to go surfing but the waves were really depressingly rubbish. Doing some recording now, Jamie’s recording some vocals on a new song whilst I’m trying to get my head round the instructions of a 1980’s Japanese synthesiser.
What can we expect from you next?
I’m not sure to be honest; we’re working on our next release which will hopefully come out over the Summer/ Autumn. But we’ve no idea what it’s going to sound like at the moment, we’re just trying to focus on enjoying it rather than worrying about what it sounds like.