Plastic Mermaids

The Boileroom, Guildford.

Plastic Mermaids

This event is for 16 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
GENERAL ADMISSION £14.25 (£12.50)

* Handling and delivery fees may apply to your order  

More information about Plastic Mermaids tickets

They’re surfers, they build their own effects pedals and they once sketched out the designs for a synthesiser played entirely by pigeons – but on their second full-length album, the endlessly inventive Isle Of Wight five-piece Plastic Mermaids are facing their dark side.

At the heart of Plastic Mermaids is the creative force of two brothers, Douglas and Jamie Richards, sons of a Gurnard boat-builder, who approach life like an art project, putting as much love into their band’s visual concepts and staging as they have into their unique brand of psych-rock and electronica.

Plastic Mermaids’ music – neo-psychedelia, chamber pop, big-scale sound-scapes and innovative electronica – has often attracted comparisons to the Flaming Lips, but it owes just as much to their own personal melting pot of influences: Zappa, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and classical. “We were always worried about how we’d get on to playlists, how to be pigeonholed,” says Douglas. “Now I’ve started to think, f*ck it, let it be. You’ve just got to love it for what it is,” – a sound world that is theirs and theirs alone.