Tall Ships released their debut album ‘Everything Touching’ in October, through Big Scary Monsters/Blood and Biscuits, receiving rave reviews from all corners of the press. The album was recorded with producer Jamie Field in Bovey Tracey, Devon and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless (Battles, LCD Soundsystem, Bon Iver and Arcade Fire).
Tall Ships were included by Zane Lowe in his recent FutureR1 feature, comparing the huge riffs of latest single ‘T=0’ to Deftones and ...Trail of Dead. The track has been receiving attention across the board from 6music, XFM and Amazing Radio and marks a great start to what is destined to be a huge year for Tall Ships. The band head out on tour across the UK, which comes to a close with their biggest headline show to date at Scala, before they head across the pond to showcase at SXSW, followed up by their first headline tour across Europe.
Tall Ships are 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 layers of sound and vocals are cleverly and deftly assembled to startling effect. On their recent UK tour, Tall Ships performed to sold out venues across the country before completing the tour by performing to a capacity crowd at XOYO, London. They then continued across Europe, in support Nada Surf. They have already supported the likes of We Are Scientists, Metronomy (in Brazil), 65 Days Of Static (throughout Europe), Dry The River, Los Campesinos!, Nada Surf, Maps & Atlases, The Futureheads, Minus The Bear, Three Trapped Tigers & Tubelord.
Tall Ships also completed a very busy festival schedule, as well as headlining the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds they invited mass singalongs at 2000trees and Latitude as well as performing to packed rooms at Camden Crawl, Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape (for which they were one of the Guardian’s bands to see), which saw 2 nights of queues around the block, more mass singalongs and fire alarms being set off. In previous years, Tall Ships have performed at Bestival and also headlined Knee Deep festival in Cornwall.
Previous single ‘Gallop’ marked a progression for the band’s sound, adding almost Morrisey-esque vocals to a typically catchy, building soundtrack forged together by loop pedals and a pounding drum beat. ‘Gallop’ was given a world premiere by the world’s leading music website, Pitchfork, based in Chicago, US. The track was also recently playlisted by BBC Radio1 as part of BBC Introducing, set up to support young bands and has received plays from leading BBC Radio DJ’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne. The band also recently filmed and released a live session at the historic BBC Maida Vale studios by request of BBC Radio and was hosted on the BBC Radio 1 website. Tall Ships were also recently nominated for two awards (Best New Band and Best Single for ‘Gallop’) at the annual Artrocker Magazine Awards, held in London, at which they performed as the headline act for the evening.
Tall Ships formed in late 2009 in Falmouth, Cornwall, inspired by bands such as Battles, Sigur Rós and Biffy Clyro, they began performing across the country and releasing their debut 4-track self-titled EP in early 2010. Their second EP ‘There Is
Nothing But Chemistry Here’, released in October 2010, established Tall Ships as one of the most exciting bands in the country and they were subsequently labelled as one of the top bands to watch in 2011. They released hit single ‘Hit The Floor’ in May 2011 and began writing and recording tracks for their debut album, which finally saw release earlier this year to extremely high acclaim from press and radio and gaining them many new fans along the way.
"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
“If there’s one debut album to get excited about this year, it’s Everything Touching” - The 405
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Tall Ships cross the sea 9th March 2013 Fresh from packing out the London Scala last week for their biggest ever headline show (click to see the video!) Tall Ships head over to the US and mainland Europe over the next few weeks. Check out the dates and join the party!
Free 2012 sampler 6th December 2012 This year we've had the pleasure of working with 12 incredible bands on their new music, marking the most successful year so far for our little label. As a thank you to all who've supported us through this, we've put a free sampler online featuring a song from each. Click for more information.
Tall Ships announce biggest headline tour yet 29th November 2012 Following a brilliant 2012 which saw the release of their debut album, 'Everything Touching', topping the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and selling out 6 dates on their first proper UK headline tour, Tall Ships have announced their biggest shows yet. Click here for the details and ticket links.
Tall Ships album out now 8th October 2012 Tall Ships long awaited debut album is released today! Stream it by clicking here. The band start their UK tour this week before heading to Europe with Nada Surf next month.
Tall Ships at Reading and Leeds 28th August 2012 This past weekend Tall Ships headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds festival. Check out three songs filmed live by clicking here.
Tall Ships album pre-order and Gallop video 21st August 2012 The pre-order for Tall Ships' much anticipated debut album, 'Everything Touching' has launched. The 10 track record is available on CD, 12" vinyl (black / very limited white) and MP3, all with an exclusive t-shirt design. Click through to read more and watch the new video for Gallop!
Tall Ships unveil album art, tracklisting and UK tour 9th August 2012 Tall Ships have unveiled their album artwork, tracklisting and UK tour dates, featuring our very own Dad Rocks! as main support. 'Everything Touching' is released on 8th Oct. Click here to read more about it and check out the art.
Tall Ships stream new single via Pitchfork 16th July 2012 Tall Ships have unveiled their new single, Gallop, the second to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, 'Everything Touching'. It's available to stream via Pitchfork now.
Tall Ships album announcement 2nd July 2012 Tall Ships have, with the help of a few friends, filmed this video announcement confirming the release of their debut album, including a little excerpt of new song, Best Ever. Click here to watch it.
BSM at the festivals 23rd April 2012 We're going to be popping up at a number of festivals this summer, starting with a merch stall at Groezrock in Belgium this weekend, so be sure to come and say hi if you're there. Below you'll find info on a few more we'll be seeing you at...
Making Music's For Pussies #001 20th April 2012 Introducing our latest t-shirt design, the first in a series which will all come with free digital compilations. Pick #001 up from our webstore now. Click here for tracklisting and more info...
Tall Ships unveil T=0 and tour dates 8th March 2012 Following on from a hectic 2011, Tall Ships leap into action, announcing their new single, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, two support tours and a slot at The Great Escape.
Happy Christmas! 19th December 2011 You might have noticed by the fact that it's FREEZING and the shops are absolutely littered with tack... It's Christmas! We're now on "holiday" until next year, but have just a few more little treats for you before the big day.
BSM Christmas Party 2011 5th December 2011 Our annual Christmas Party takes place in London this Saturday (10th Dec) and promises to be quite the do!
Sing on Tall Ships album 16th November 2011 Tall Ships have enjoyed an amazing year which has seen them touring across the UK and Europe including numerous brilliant festivals, play a bunch of packed shows in New York and Sao Paulo and sell out their debut 7" single in a matter of days. Now they need you...
Tall Ships announce shows, post Brazil video 5th October 2011 Tall Ships have just wrapped up a busy featival season which saw them wow crowds at Bestival, Hop Farm, 2000 Trees, The Great Escape, Live At Leeds, Tramlines and numerous others, and recently returned from a week of playing shows in Brazil. Check out the lovely little video of their trip here...
BSM 5-a-side highlights 12th August 2011 Click to watch a brilliant video of highlights!
An update and a half 11th August 2011 It's been pretty chaotic here lately and only going to get worse, so whilst I have a few moments free I thought I'd post a little update on what's going on with us and our bands...
BSM 5-a-side 2011 13th June 2011 Our fifth annual BSM 5-a-side football tournament takes place this Saturday (read all about it here) and we have lots going on to celebrate as everything around this years event is raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund (part of Cancer Research).
Tall Ships support We Are Scientists 20th May 2011 To complete the hat-trick of Tall Ships news pieces, we're delighted to announce the band will be supporting We Are Scientists on their forthcoming UK tour. They've also added two shows in Kingston, which promise to be very awesome! Dates are...
Tall Ships 'Hit The Floor' pre-order 16th May 2011 You can now pre-order Hit The Floor on 7" vinyl from our webstore. It's limited to 300, hand-numbered copies in total and only 100 of those will be online. The single is available via iTunes straight away.
Tall Ships stream 'Hit The Floor' 10th May 2011 Q magazine have made 'Hit The Floor', Tall Ships new single, their track of the day! See what they had to say about it and stream right here. The band are out on tour from next week with the awesome Three Trapped Tigers, under the banner of the first ever Pink Mist tour!
Pink Mist 12 4th April 2011 We're excited to unveil the lineup for our Pink Mist launch party on Saturday 16th April at Rota (Notting Hill Arts Club) in London. It's free entry for all from 3 - 8pm and the lineup is...
Tall Ships 'Plate Tectonics' video and press 1st April 2011 'Plate Tectonics' by Tall Ships is released next week as a digital single backed with 2 new remixes from Body Parts (AKA Shoes And Socks Off) and Teej. As well as being made available via iTunes and all usual outlets, you'll be able to buy it from the bands Big Cartel from 12pm Monday...
Pink Mist 11th March 2011 This has been a very long time in the making so it's with great pleasure we can finally unveil Pink Mist, the new collective formed by Big Scary Monsters alongside our friends at Holy Roar and Blood And Biscuits. Click to read more.