Vessels tour date
Vessels is an electronic post-rock band from Leeds that has been together since 2005. The band have released three albums and is known for songs such as "Elliptic" and "4am." They have performed at events such as Glastonbury and Leeds Festival and been championed by BBC Radio 1. The danceable sound of their recent releases creates an uplifting atmosphere at their live shows. The band are also known for their musical abilities, with performances featuring a variety of instruments ranging from guitars to synthesizers.
Vessels is a five-piece group made up of Tom Evans, Tim Mitchell, Martin Teff, Lee J. Malcolm and Peter Wright. The band was formed in 2005, and a year later they released their debut EP, simply titled Vessels. From their early days, the band began performing live regularly around the U.K., sharing stages with acts such as Wolfmother, The Twilight Sad and Suede's Brett Anderson.
Vessels' music soon gained the attention of the national media, and they were spotlighted as a new band to watch on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show in March 2007, around the time of the release of their first 7" single, "Yuki"/"Forever The Optimist." The buzz around the band spread across the Atlantic, and Vessels was able to record their debut album with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton in the U.S. Other artists he has worked with include Modest Mouse and Explosions in the Sky, some of the most popular post-rock acts of the era.
The resulting debut album, White Fields and Open Devices, was released in August 2008. Opportunities to perform at some of the U.K.'s biggest festivals followed, including Bestival in 2008 and 2000 Trees in 2010. Their greatest achievement yet came when they were asked to headline the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2011. Other artists performing on the same stage that year included Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg and George Ezra, each of whom has since gone on to achieve huge chart success.
Vessels released their second album, Helioscope, in 2011 to very positive reviews. Among the record's champions were influential music sites Pitchfork and Sputnik Music. Over time their sound has developed to take greater influence from electronic music, with their third album Dilate featuring synthesizers and percussion rather than the guitars that were more prominent in their early work. The more upbeat sound gave the band's live shows a new energy, with The Guardian praising their "warm, immersive electro" in a review of a 2015 Vessels tour date.
In 2017, Vessels revealed they would release a new album, preceded by the single "Radiart," released through their new label Different Recordings, an imprint of [PIAS]. They also announced their biggest London headline show to date, at Shoreditch's Village Underground.
Similar to Vessels
Vessels tickets are popular both with those who have followed the group since their early days and more recent fans who love their new electronic direction. Those looking for a pure post-rock sound may enjoy other British acts such as Mogwai and 65 Days of Static.
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