Jumping Ships
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Jumping Ships


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(Alcopop! Records EP) Standard Bearer - October 2011 - 4/5 Punktastic, 4/5 Artrocker, 4/5 Big Cheese, 8/10 Rocksound. Talisman received A-list airplay on Amazing Radio. Also played on various BBC stations.

(Alcopop! Records Single) Heart and Hope - March 2011 - 10/10 Rocksound

(Self Release Debut EP) - 'Orientation' Oct 2010 - 4/5 Artrocker, 4/5 Punktastic, 8/10 Rocksound. Whole Truth got a lot of airplay on 6music.

(Self Release Single) - The Bad Outweighed The Good - Oct 2009. Played on 6music.

(Self Release Single) - Liberty Row/Telescope Eyes - Oct 2008. Played on 6music.



We are Jumping Ships - an alternative rock pop quartet from Brighton. We have just released our second EP 'Standard Bearer' (Rocksound 8/10) through Alcopop! Records.

We formed in mid 2008 through a shared musical vision and set about writing and gigging straight away. Early shows included supports with Bombay Bicycle Club at Club NME, we were the first unsigned band to play at Club NME. We started developing a strong relationship with Brighton Electric Studios and they invited us in to record an albums worth of material. The 11 tracks were cut down to 6 which formed the basis of our debut EP.

In late October 2010 we self-released our debut EP 'Orientation' (7/10 Rocksound, 4/5 Artrocker, 4/5 Punktastic) to the masses - This caught the eye of Jack @ Alcopop! Records - who took us on in January 2011. After a long 3 week tour we headed back in Brighton Electric with Dave Tindale and began recording a new single. This single was entitled 'Heart and Hope' (RockSound 10/10) and is also on our new 'Standard Bearer' EP.

In June 2011 we went into Red Bull Studios in London to record two tracks for our second EP - Heads Will Roll, Broken English (the latter of which went on October's RockSound Comp CD). After all the caffeine, table tennis and er.. recording we travelled to Reading to record the remainder at Outhouse Studios (You Me at Six, Enter Shikari). They did a fantastic job and also mixed and mastered the EP.

The summer came to and end and so did the festivals; we played Redfest, Camden Crawl, The Great Escape and Southsea Festival. It was shortly after in mid August that we went out on tour with LightGuides to promote our second EP. We took limited edition copies which sold out in the first week. The tour was extensive and saw us rub shoulders with John O'Groats!

More shows to be announced soon, and plans to record a new record in 2012. Keep Posted!