Thursday, March 08, 2012

Tall Ships - T=0

When they're good, they're almost unbearably exciting. This, for example, may not have the most immediate melody at first - that comes, don't worry - but the looped math riff seems to grow more powerful with the repetition while around it is controlled thunderousness. When it turns into an actual song halfway through it's deceptively simple a la Tubelord, then we thunder back into the heart of the blaze. It's the first taste of their debut album proper, out through Big Scary Monsters/Blood And Biscuits on April 16th on white 7".

Perhaps the only band to have toured with both Three Trapped Tigers and We Are Scientists in the same year, they're about to go off and support two more slightly kindred spirits, Los Campesinos! this month and Maps And Atlases next:

20/3 Exeter Phoenix
21/3 Bristol Thekla
22/3 London Electric Ballroom
23/3 Oxford Academy 2
24/3 Birmingham Rainbow
26/3 Manchester Academy 3
27/3 Liverpool Academy 2
28/3 Edinburgh Liquid Room
29/3 Newcastle Academy 2
30/3 Norwich Waterfront
31/3 Sheffield Leadmill

16/4 Bristol Cooler
17/4 London Garage
18/4 Manchester Night and Day
19/4 Glasgow Nice 'N Sleazy
20/4 Leeds Brudenell

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