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 Miinus The Bear but the band cite the likes of Sigur Ros, Prince and Explosions In The Sky as their musical influences.
They are also fast gaining a well deserved reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting live bands in the UK right now. Mesmerising to watch, they frenziedly swap instruments, get theatrical with loop pedals and share vocal duties with such energy and deftness you can’t help but be wowed by them. They have already supported the likes of Tubelord, 65 Days Of Static, Maps & Atlases, Futureheads and Minus The Bear. They will be supporting Three Trapped Tigers in May.
Tall Ships are: Ric Phethean: Guitar/Vocals/Synth, Matt Parker: Bass/Sampler Jamie Bush: Drums/Bass