Plastic Mermaids

Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids are Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards, Chris Jones, Tom Farren and Chris Newnham. Their debut single was described by Q Magazine as containing “some of the most creatively deployed panning heard all year.”

Below are some of the articles we’ve written about them.

The Sound of Isle of Wight Indie music on Spotify

Fat Earthers performing on stage

If you're hankering after some Isle of Wight tunes, head to Spotify for the ultimate playlist of Isle of Wight independent music.

Sunday, 23rd June, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids has Twitter fanzine launched this week

screen grab of the hpp twitter fanzine

The Half Plucked Peacock will be a "digital repository for all Plastic Mermaids-related ephemera, nonsense, whatnot and tittle-tattle".

Friday, 26th April, 2019 6:14pm

By Sally Perry

Shimmering Musicians: Clean Bandit skater launches new exhibition

nick martin and shimmering artists

Nick Martin’s exhibition ‘Shimmering Musicians’ opens this Friday, 29th September at Quay Arts. All are welcome to the preview event between 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:20am

By Nick Martin

Plastic Mermaids and Rhain: Tickets going fast for Strings gig

plastic mermaids fire fingers

The Isle of Wight's very own Plastic Mermaids will be playing a gig in Newport at the end of the month, with support from the sensational Rhain. Tickets are going fast, so don't delay.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 1:38pm

By Feature Writer

Plastic Mermaids live on Marc Riley’s BBC6 Music Show


Hear Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids, play live on Marc Riley's BBC6 programme tonight from 7pm. Musically, the band are doing some of the most interesting stuff we've heard for a long time.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 6:57am

By Sally Perry

It was no trouble for The Rubble Club to please music lovers

nakamarra singer

Tuesday night saw the very first Rubble Club event - organised by Chalkpit Records and opening the Ventnor Fringe Festival - take place at a secret venue. It went down a storm and more are planned for later in the year.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Plastic Mermaids announce third EP, Everything is Yellow and Yellow is my Least Favourite Colour

plastic mermaids third ep cover artwork

Plastic Mermaids announce their third EP (which you can pre-order now) as well as release one of the tracks in advance to whet your appetite. Looking forward to the video for this one.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plastic Mermaids premiere their latest single, Painted Lady

plastic mermaids in the solent

More musical beautifulness from Isle of Wight five piece, Plastic Mermaids. Their latest track is premiered on music site, GoldFakePaint.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 1:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Be the first to see Doug from Plastic Mermaids’ new video

douglas richards and james halsey at St Catherines

Sit back and enjoy eight minutes of musical beauty, composed and performed by Isle of Wight musician, Doug Richards from Plastic Mermaids.

Monday, 31st August, 2015 8:16pm

By Sally Perry

Have you seen the latest Plastic Mermaids music video?

Plastic Mermaids rowing boat

Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids push to boat out for their latest music video ... quite literally.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 8:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island bands revealed for Bestival’s Invaders of the Future stage

champs on stage

It's great to hear that CHAMPS, Plastic Mermaids and Polar Maps will all be playing Bestival's new Invaders of the Future stage in September. It's going to be the perfect stage for spotting new talent.

Thursday, 4th June, 2015 12:00pm

By Aidan Byrne

Another chance to see sell-out Plastic Mermaids gig

Plastic Mermaids on stage:

If you weren't able to buy tickets to see Plastic Mermaids on 11th April, fear not, they've agreed to put on another gig the following night.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 9:02am

By Sally Perry with one comment