Friday, 26 March 2010

Tall Ships press

Lots and lots of lovely reviews for Tall Ships EP have been flooding in (geddit?! Oh come on!) over the past few weeks. Here's a few quotes - in one context or another - for you. Make of them what you will.

"Just slightly weirder than your average briton... Fairground influenced instrumentation... One of the more interesting EPs I've heard this year" - Alter The Press

"I've been meaning to write something about any of the bands signed to Big Scary Monsters for quite sometime. Finally I can cross that off my list title "Lifetime Goals"... a little bit of Foals first record about it, mixed with a bit of Explosions In The Sky" - And Everyone's A DJ

"Think of them as a quieter Enter Shikari or a less American The Killers" - Audio Flare

"Ricky P, Parksy and Jamie B are better known as Tall Ships" - BBC Introducing

"With such a fun multi instrumental set up they really could never fail to entertain" - Dark Party

"Their mathy, artschool tech is delivered with rousing assurance to a sea of bobble hats" - Drowned In Sound (live review for EP launch show)

"There is no reason why they can’t achieve NME domination" - God Is In The TV

"Consistent quality and energy in the songwriting" - InForty

"Some great rhyming... Modern church music" - Let Me Touch Your Face

"For comparisons you could loosely look at progressive bands such as Foals, Late Of The Pier, and The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg, but Tall Ships deserve more than to be bandied amongst others such is the strength of their ideas and music" - Music Liberation

"Pretty much everything they turn their hand to here is a success. Fascinating stuff" - Rock Midgets

"A varied, entertaining, and vibrant experience" - The Easy Mode

"At a time when I’m finding less and less indie to adore Tall Ships have come out of nowhere and peaked my interest. Their sound is playful without being annoying or kooky, there is a underlying hopeful yet subdued atmosphere to it all and they seem at home in their own off-kilter world, truly refreshing" - Sonic Minefield

"Anyone wanting to fill a Youthmovies-shaped void might want to investigate Tall Ships further" - The 405

"The record label Big Scary Monsters puts out some of the best independent music in the UK... No-wave grooves... Tall Ships are certainly going to make great waves" - Your Cardiff (live review)

And of course, the NME said this...

1 comment:

Audio Flare said...

Hey guys, Audio Flare here.
Really glad to see you enjoyed my segment on The Tall Ships.