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.

Plastic Mermaids: Tickets for Quay Arts gig sold out

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It's a bumper day for Plastic Mermaids fans. Not only can you purchase their latest EP, but you can also book tickets to see them perform at Quay Arts next month.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 10:29am

By Sally Perry

Go behind the scenes with this Plastic Mermaids video

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We love the level of detail that Plastic Mermaids go to in order to achieve creative perfection. This behind the scenes video gives you a flavour of their dedication to the cause!

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch the latest Plastic Mermaids music video, Playing In Your Mind

Plastic Mermaids - band during playing in my mind

If you've had enough of hearing about politics or cuts to public services sit back and lose yourself in the latest music video from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Latest music video from Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids

Saturn - plastic mermaids video

This music video really suits the choral sopranos, interstellar synths, indie-pop, calypso and thumb-thumping funky bass of Plastic Mermaids' latest single, Saturn.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plastic Mermaids pull another cracker out of the bag with new single, Saturn

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If you're feeling a little sluggish this morning and can't summon up the motivation to get on with things, this track from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids is just the tonic you need.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 8:33am

By Sally Perry

A weekend of quality Isle of Wight music on offer at PostFest


There's three days of quality live music on offer at PostFest from Friday. Make sure you grab the last tickets to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 4:11pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival 2014: 55,000 smiley, happy people (HD photos and video)

IW Festival 2014:

There were tens of thousands of revellers at the 2014 Isle of Wight Festival held at Seaclose Park in Newport. It was great to see so many people having such a great time (and the sunshine helped too).

Monday, 16th June, 2014 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Aswad and The Bees headline this year’s Rhythmtree Festival

Aswad - Rhythmtree:

As well as reggae supergroup Aswad, Rhythmtree Festival will be welcoming Island supergroup, The Bees, back to the stage this summer. They'll also be joined on the lineup by CHAMPS and Plastic Mermaids.

Friday, 30th May, 2014 10:00am

By Christian Warren

Plastic Mermaids: ‘A memorable name that’s easy to spell’

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On a sun-kissed afternoon (aren't all Isle of Wight afternoons like that?) we caught up with three of the five Plastic Mermaids. A name we feel sure you are all going to be hearing a lot more of in the future.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 5:44pm

By Sally Perry

Standing ovation for Plastic Mermaids at sell-out gig

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The performance was phenomenal and the appreciation shown by the audience was one we've never witnessed at Quay Arts before.

Friday, 14th March, 2014 5:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plastic Mermaids, Polaroids: Be one of the first to see new video

Doug Richards - Plastic Mermaids

Hats off to Plastic Mermaids on the brilliant video for their debut single, Polaroids. We love it.

Monday, 3rd February, 2014 8:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plastic Mermaids play the Quay

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Plastic Mermaids are definitely a 'don't miss' band. Make sure you book your tickets in advance, as they're bound to sell out.

Saturday, 25th January, 2014 5:36pm

By Sally Perry