Saturday, May 14, 2016
Track Of The Day :: Plastic Mermaids - Alaska
Words: Linn Branson
Isle of Wight's Plastic Mermaids may well have produced their best track to date in 'Alaska'.
Taken from their forthcoming self-produced EP ‘Everything Is Yellow And Yellow Is My Least Favourite Colour’ - out on June 3 via Cross Keys Records - it follows ‘Painted Lady’, the first track to come from this third record.
Crossing dream- and chamber-pop boundaries, 'Alaska' harnesses all the same subtle warmth and textures across its four-and-a-half minute psych-pop duration; from its opening piano notes to Douglas Richards distinctive vocal delivery against off-kilter guitar and drum beats, it builds to something that is both stirring and memorable - and more than justifies the Mermaids growing reputation as a band to take notice of.
16 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
19 The Great Escape, Brighton (7:30pm @ The Prince Albert)
22 Deer Shed Festival, North Yorks
24 Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
29 Farmfest, Somerset
31 Kendal Calling
06 Forgotten Fields, Tunbridge Wells