Tall Ships

Tall Ships

 Brighton, England, GBR
BandAlternative

Biography

Tall Ships, originally from Falmouth but now living in Brighton, have been garnering attention across the blogosphere, print and radio with their complex, layered and beautiful soundscapes and intelligent songwriting to create music that still manages to have the potential for mass appeal.

Elements of math rock and angular pop have drawn inevitable comparisons to the likes of Battles and Minus The Bear but the band cite the likes of Sigur Ros, Prince and Explosions In The Sky as their musical influences.

Live Tall Ships are a must see band, mesmerising to watch as they get theatrical with loop pedals with such energy and deftness you can’t help but be wowed by them. They are also fast gaining a well deserved reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting live bands in the UK right now. They tour relentlessly and have honed the show into a thrilling experience, both aurally and visually as they get creative with loop pedals, cleverly and deftly assembling layers of sound and vocals to startling effect. Their recent London shows were rammed and met with a rapturous response. They have already supported the likes of 65 Days Of Static (throughout Europe), Maps & Atlases, The Futureheads, Minus The Bear, Three Trapped Tigers & Tubelord and have been confirmed to support We Are Scientists on their June UK tour.

They also play a number of summer festivals including Bestival, Hop Farm Festival and 2000 Trees, before recording their debut album, set for release in Spring 2012. Having been picked out by NME as one of the 20 bands you must see at this years Great Escape and earning unanimous glowing reviews from all who saw them at Live At Leeds, this summer promises to be very bright indeed.

'Hit The Floor', the bands next single, is released on 7" vinyl via Big Scary Monsters/Blood And Biscuits on 13th June and is expected to sell out on pre-order alone. It's available now from www.bsmrocks.com.

Stream 'Hit The Floor' via Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/tallships/hit-the-floor) and check out the video for recent single, 'Plate Tectonics', here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62jCEgrmwkI.

"The mathy skronk of Battles, Foals’ wounded hearts and The xx’s sense of space, all tempered by a freeness of mind that only comes from breathing a dose of sea air each morning" - NME
"Hit The Floor is biting, brilliant and certain to rope you in" - Q

Discography

'Tall Ships' EP - March 2010 (Big Scary Monsters/BloodandBiscuits)

'There Is Nothing But Chemistry Here' EP - November 2011 (Big Scary Monsters/BloodandBiscuits)

'Hit The Floor' 7" Single - June 2011 (Big Scary Monsters/BloodandBiscuits)