Alternative Friday

helping to spread the word about impressive new & under the radar musicians

Ahead of the release of their second album It’s Not Comfortable To Grow, on Sep 30th, the stunning Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids have released Elastic Time, a poignant track which highlights how atmospheric their artistic and avant-garde brand of electronic music is. Having seen them perform numerous times, I can also vouch that their …

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The exceptional standard of new and emerging musicians never surprises me, and I’m confident that 2019 has been another great year for new music. So as it draws to a close we reveal our annual Alternative Friday Awards… so who are the winners?

Plastic Mermaids are a 5-piece experimental & indie synthpop band from the Isle of Wight, comprising of brothers Jamie and Douglas Richards (vocals, synths & samples), Chris Newnham (guitar), Tom Farren (bass), and Chris Jones (drums). They’ve already released a few EPs but their first full LP, the self-produced Suddenly Everyone Explodes, is released on …

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