Brighton's Tall Ships announce the release of their long-awaited second album. Titled Impressions, it arrives February 10th 2017. Impressions serves as the follow-up to the band's acclaimed debut album, 2012's Everything Touching, which saw them championed by the BBC and NME, selling out shows across the UK including London's Scala, and headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds ...
Impressions serves as the follow-up to the band's acclaimed debut album, 2012's Everything Touching, which saw them championed by the BBC and NME, selling out shows across the UK including London's Scala, and headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.
The group - comprised of frontman Ric Phethean, bassist Matt Parker, drummer Jamie Bush and keyboardist Jamie Field - opted to go it alone: retreating to Field's Devon home, on the edge of Dartmoor, to adopt a similarly DIY recording process to that which birthed Everything Touching years earlier. "We recorded and engineered it all. The DIY nature of it is one of necessity, not aesthetic," says Field.
What emerged speaks for itself. Impressions bristles with a fresh intensity: it's a set that feels constantly on a knife edge of unpredictability, capable within a single song of being both disconcertingly tender and universal - easily the most ambitious and anthemic music the band has ever written, marking them out as one of the UK's most promising rock bands.
Listening to it now, what shines through is how truthful a document of strife and struggle lies behind its potent anthemia, not just for four young British musicians, but for a generation facing greater uncertainty and bigger decisions than in decades.
Tall Ships long-awaited album 'Impressions' is FINALLY OUT!
Posted on Fri, 31st March, 2017
Tall Ships are about to release their long-awaited album 'Impressions'
Brighton's Tall Ships are back today and have just released their long-awaited second album 'Impressions'.
Here is some of the best reviews :
'For all its musical richness, though, the most striking thing about Impressions is its emotional depth. It'a at its most naked on 'Sea of Blood', the album's sparse. stunning centrepiece which eulogises a lost friend.' (Drowned In Sound) 9/10
'Tall Ships purvey a holistic dexterity with soundscapes sculpted by androgynous guitars and galloping drums, and other fuck-yeh-rock-music jingoisms; but their compositional pillars and fanatical obligation to patience is more aligned with traditional singer-songwriter fare, the emphasis on narrative and mood over aesthetics and presence' (The 405) 8/10
'As infectious as it is nuanced, 'Impressions' is Tall Ships 'fuck you' to their difficult past.This is a record dedicated to every band who've had to scrape together every last penny just to stay alive, and the result is an album that yearns to be heard'. (DIY) 4/5
You can also catch them tomorrow at 2Q Festival, Derby.
Tall Ships - Petrichor Video
Posted on Tue, 28th February, 2017
Click here to check out the new video for Tall Ships' Petrichor, taken from their sophomore album Impressions, out 31st March on FatCat. The video is "about social anxiety. It's definitely more fun to watch than it sounds..."
You can catch Tall Ships on their UK headline tour this March. Buy tickets here.
Tall Ships - Meditation on Loss (Live)
Posted on Tue, 31st January, 2017
Watch Tall Ships perform Meditation On Loss from their forthcoming album Impressions.
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