The Shipbuilders

Live Act Alternative Rock ’n’ Roll Surf Alternative Folk Indie
The Shipbuilders - Alternative Rock ’n’ Roll Surf Alternative Folk Indie Live Act in Liverpool

The Shipbuilders Short Info

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

Up the 'builders!

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.

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Past Gigs The Shipbuilders

  • 05 | 2018 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City
  • 12 | 2017 North Shore Troubador Tea Street Band
  • 12 | 2017 Sound BRIBES
  • 11 | 2017 Salty Dog, Northwich Softlad Live
  • 10 | 2017 Night & Day Cafe, Manchester The Racket
  • 08 | 2017 Liverpool Loves Live Liverpool Loves Festival
  • 08 | 2017 The Florrie Michael Head & Red Elastic Band
  • 07 | 2017 Shipping Forecast Shipwrecked
  • 06 | 2017 Constellations, Liverpool Sound CIty Corporate
  • 05 | 2017 Buyer's Club GetIntoThis Deep Cuts
  • 05 | 2017 Jam Jar, Nottingham Jam Jar Live
  • 04 | 2017 Cafe 51 Threshold Festival
  • 03 | 2017 Shipping Forecast Shipwrecked
  • 11 | 2016 Camp and Furnace Tea Street Band
  • 11 | 2016 Meraki Liverpool Music Week Closing Party
  • 10 | 2016 Studio 2 Supporting CC Smugglers
  • 10 | 2016 EBGBs Liquidation presents..
  • 09 | 2016 Camp and Furnace Pretty Green & Bido Lito!
  • 08 | 2016 Buyer's Club Single Launch - The Shipbuilders & Nick Ellis
  • 06 | 2016 West Kirby Tap West Kirby Live
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Smithdown Road Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Leaf, supporting The Treetop Flyers (Harvest Sun)
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Threshold Festival VI
  • 03 | 2016 Sound, Liverpool Jarg presents: UNITY
  • 03 | 2016 Camp & Furnace Ocean Waves Launch Night
  • 03 | 2016 Buyer's Club Supporting Hanging Stars
  • 12 | 2015 Zanzibar, Liverpool Christmas Social
  • 12 | 2015 Sound, Liverpool Jarg presents: UNITY
  • 11 | 2015 Studio 2, Liverpool KATAMARAN
  • 11 | 2015 De Bees, Winsford Freak 'n' Roll Presents
  • 10 | 2015 Sound, Liverpool Zig-Zag Presents
  • 10 | 2015 Sound, Liverpool Jarg Night
  • 09 | 2015 Studio 2, Liverpool Supporting La Shark
  • 09 | 2015 Pilgrim Rogue Gallery Presents, Supporting Last Heart
  • 08 | 2015 LIMF Bandstand, Sefton Park LIMF Bandstand
  • 08 | 2015 Constellations, Liverpool Independent Liverpool Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Liverpool Loves Festival Liverpool Loves Festival, Pier Head
  • 05 | 2015 Zanzibar Songbook Sessions
  • 05 | 2015 Sound, Liverpool Rogue Gallery Presents
  • 03 | 2015 Baltic Social, Liverpool Threshold Festival 2015
  • 03 | 2015 Sound, Liverpool Jarg Magazine Event
  • 01 | 2015 Zanzibar, Liverpool Songbook Sessions
  • 09 | 2014 Dublin Castle, Camden BugBear Music

Discography The Shipbuilders

  • 2017 Something in the Water EP | Ocean Waves Productions
  • 2016 Feeling In My Pocket Single | Ocean Waves Production

Media

  • Sound The Moon
  • Sound Feeling In My Pocket
  • Video The Shipbuilders - Feeling ...

Fan Radar

815 Fans
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4,195 Plays
1,342 Follower

Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Matty Loughlin Vocals, guitar
  • Danny Lee Guitar
  • Nicky McGrane Bass, vocals
  • Sully Drums

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