The Shipbuilders

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Tumbling out of Liverpool, The Shipbuilders have mined their collective psyche and dragged out the melodies of The Everly Brothers and The Growlers and coated them in the fuzz of Galaxie 500 and the surreal eeriness of Tom Waits and Arthur Lee, all the while singing songs of drinking, death and everything in between. No two songs sit the same; just when you think you're comfortable with a lament it bursts into a Spanish Flamenco complete with psychedelic guitars. All done while digging through dusty books of yore, reviving the ghosts of Joyce, Cohen and Lorca, this is still rock and roll, but one that soaks to the bone.

Can Gypsy Scouse Surf be a thing? It can and The Shipbuilders are it.

2017 has been a busy year for the 'builders, having released their debut EP, 'Something in the Water' at the turn of the year and gigging around the country, including support the heroic Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band. The band are planning a physical release via Mai 68 Records in early 2018 in the guise of a vinyl Double-A side, followed by live dates along with more of their 'Shipwrecked' Club Nights in Liverpool, fast earning itself as a reputation as one of the city's rowdiest nights, complete with that bit of magic of fantastic bands..

With support from Tom Robinson's 6music show and regular radio slots on stations across the North-West, the band are poised to take their brand of left-field fuzzy jangle to a wider audience.

But don't just take the band's word for it..

"With galloping drums and waning guitars, they seem to have expertly fused the genius of Morricone and Moroder to create upbeat Western-inspired indie with just a hint of disco..." - Bido Lito!, 2017

"Indeed there is a strong sense of place and identity to the Shipbuilders‘ work that recalls a rich lineage of Merseyside sounds. The band meander with loose-limbed effortlessness through an infectiously catchy blend of twisted blues, jangly psychedelia and sea shanty-recalling storytelling." - Getintothis! 2017

"..we really are in the presence of a great group of lads who know how to put a song together; the change in tempo, passionate sounds and show-stopping chorus ensure everyone will take this band seriously.." - Amusicalpriority.co.uk, 2017

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Date Friday 1 December 2017 at 19:00
Address Arts Club, Seel Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L1 4BH
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