By: Stuart Tidy
24 April, 2017, 21:00
Plastic Mermaids have been around for some time. Their persistent flow of EPs and regular live shows have garnered them quite the loyal following. Often called upon for numerous slots in the festival season; they always put on a solid performance and are well received by fans and newcomers a like. They come with a fragile indie/psychedelic rock sound full of musical tip-toeing and a gentle rising of magnitude.
Each song of theirs reaches a peak of composite delights as they subtly ascend into great striding soundscapes. The levitating, ethereal mood of the music is not dissimilar from The Flaming Lips or The Doves with the same careful and considered approach they take.
Their current tour sees them team up with frequent collaborator, pianist and singer song writer Rhain. Known for her versatile and alarmingly powerful voice which often borders on operatic; she is very much the storyteller displaying a childlike joy in tandem with a lacquering of mature emotional reflection. She often freezes the audience with silence as this combination of conveyance is executed with such ease and articulation.
Plastic Mermaids play the Exchange on Wednesday with support from Rhain and Two Day Coma, hosted by Bristol label favs Chiverin. Last few tickets are available here.