Plastic Mermaids celebrate their incredibly received debut album’s (‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’) first birthday with the release of two acoustic tracks on a beautiful 7” picture disc. Flip to one side and you’re graced with a gorgeous acoustic rendition of ‘I Still Like Kelis’. With just an acoustic guitar and Doug and Flo’s delicate vocals, the track remains as heartfelt as it is joyous.
Douglas said: “When you’re making a song there’s always a million different options of how it can go and at some point in the journey you just have to decide which path you’re going down, you’re always left with niggles though of “ooh maybe it would’ve been better a different way” so it was really nice to have a moment to re-record these tracks from a different angle. I’d bought a new tape machine a while back, a Tascam 388, it’s a bit of a vibey cult classic. Used famously by Mac DeMarco, The Oh Sees, The Black Keys etc. and these tracks we’re my first recordings with that. I just wanted to do them live with no computer just to see if it still sounded like music.”
There’s no wonder why people are attracted to their brand of music.
The Isle Of Wight originating band consists of Douglas Richards, Jamie Richards, Chris Jones, Tom Farren, and Chris Newnham.
Oh and the original version is cool too, yo.
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