Tall Ships Tickets
Tall Ships Bring Fresh Sounds
Tall Ships are not concerned with genre or pre-existing listener expectations. This young group of three college friends writes original tunes, eschewing predictable song structures in favour of sonic explorations and exciting compositional twists. Their influences range widely, with single tracks moving freely from a cappella to sea shanty to post-rock shoegaze. They're a band on the rise, and grabbing Tall Ships tickets is a good choice for any music lover with open ears.
Tall Ships play regularly; they recently completed a short UK tour, and have new dates in the works. Expect to find them hitting every corner of the United Kingdom in 2015, as well as embarking on international tours.
On a 2012 BBC interview, the band discusses how different it is to record their albums versus playing their material live. For their recorded albums, they individually track every instrument and piece together their songs very intricately, working with high-end compressors and other pristine pieces of studio equipment. Each member records in an isolated, sound-proofed room, which is a major challenge for musicians who are so used to performing these songs live and feeding off each other's energy. In the end, they have the best of both worlds, achieving clarity and fine craftsmanship on their records while engaging the audience and each other in their raucous live sets.
Tall Ships' members met while attending University in Falmouth, though they are now based in Brighton. The group consists of Rich Phethean on vocals, guitar, and keyboards, Matt Parker on bass guitar and keyboards, and Jamie Bush on drums. Certain tracks call for all three to be singing, and Rich also sometimes supplements the group's sound with live electronics. For their busy touring schedule, they have added the well-known producer James Elliott Field on keyboards and electronics as well. While the band is hard to classify into one genre specifically, they have been given labels as diverse as math-rock, dance-punk, and experimental rock.
BreakthroughA major moment for this band occurred when they were the subject of a BBC feature interview in 2012. They are a favourite on BBC Radio, particularly with the DJs Huw Stevens and Zane Lowe, who play their tracks regularly. 2012 was their breakthrough year, as it also saw them headline the BBC Introducing Stage at both the Leeds Festival and the Reading Festival.
Tall Ships' unique and effervescent self-titled debut EP was released by Big Scary Monsters Records in 2010. They have stuck with Big Scary Monsters, an independent label that has granted them a great deal of freedom to pursue their unique, genre-defying sound. In the fall of 2012, the label also released their first full-length, entitled "Everything Touching." Notable singles include the unpredictable track "Vessels" and 2011's drop "Hit the Floor." Their track "Gallop" was debuted on Pitchfork in the summer of 2012; the influential music site called it "a frenzied, post-rocky outpouring of thoughts."
Tall Ships is a band that offers everything for those lucky enough to hold tickets to one of their shows. Songs move smoothly between catchy riffs and beats to introspective, thought-provoking explorations of sound. They're a young, energetic and exciting band. Tall Ships brings a wild, cool crowd to their shows. Their fans are eager to catch this singular band live, as watching Tall Ships navigate their complicated electronics, looping, and vocal harmonies live is a dynamic experience. They're a sweet group of young musicians who have been known to go out to after parties and chat with fans from their shows. Whether they're playing a large festival stage or a small rock venue, they present an engaged, intimate show.
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