The idea is to work with the subtlety and specificity of one instrument then adding to it to reach soaring crescendos under a wall of sound working towards an epic peak - only to then tear it down and start over again.


The five of us met at various stages throughout our lives, but came together as Tallships in early 2006, looking for the challenge of creating epic songs. To some this can be kindly referred to as “post-rock”. To us it’s crafting every second of every song carefully, to put our diverse musical backgrounds into a finished product that every member is proud of. Sometimes we can achieve this in 3 minutes and sometimes we can achieve it in 10.

Our influences are as eclectic as can be, from pop to folk to classical to punk to metal to rap, what we draw from is not important, the final cuts are.

We’ve been compared to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, Yndi Halda and Isis (among others) but it’s our drive to keep making music we like, our drive to be different than these bands, and our musical diversity that sets us apart from them.

Incorporating keyboards, synthesizers and pianos as more than background sounds, as well as using horns, bells and many forms of percussion, we establish a depth and breadth not commonly prevalent in the genre today.

The energy in which we bring also sets us apart. Our caring about every second of every song comes thorough during our live show where our passion exudes for these songs even after hundreds of times playing them. This passion is infectious.


Only release has been a local recording of a practice session which has the same demo's available through the www.tallshipsmusic.com website, or at www.myspace.com/tallshipsband.

Set List

This set basically runs us about 45-50 minutes based on the last few shows: These Elephants March/Nightlife/Friends Tell Friends About Fantastic Things/An Ode to M.J.S/Plague on Wheels/Breaking Dawn/Last Hour Moscow/The Smoldering ruins of Centralia. We currently do not have any covers to speak of.