“Expect to see the first robot-on-man sex scene ever!”
I mean, if you’re trying to get my attention, that’s probably a good way to do it, Plastic Mermaids.
It’s been two years since the Isle of Wight-based quintet – featuring brothers Jamie and Douglas Richards, guitarist Chris Newnham, bassist Tom Farren, and drummer Chris Jones – released a new record, but they’re back with a bang (hey-o) with “1996,” a psychedelic trip into the love story between a tech-obsessed recluse and the robot woman he falls for.
Following the release of their previous album, Everything Is Yellow and Yellow Is My Least Favourite Colour, in June 2016, the band dove into converting an old barn and building their own analog studio before recording or releasing new music. While their fans might have been waiting impatiently, I’m going on the record to say this: it was worth it. Effortlessly cinematic, textured, and truly visionary, “1996” is a new level of indie creative genius for a band who’s never been afraid to exercise their vision in the past.