Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Desert Ships. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the vibes of their music.
This band immediately made me jump into the 80s, the guitars and keys at the beginning for some reason made me think about the soundtrack of The Warriors.
A way of composing music that certainly has distant influences in time but which also has a modern attitude.
I really liked the dreamy, ethereal vocal interpretation that manages to transfer magic throughout the song.
The production is very good and in particular the mix that leaves the right space for each sound element.
A band that has clear ideas on how to offer their musical product to the masses.
Go and listen to them it’s worth it!
Neon is Desert Ships’ Single Out Now!
Dreamy and Crepuscular!
Following 2019’s “Simply breathtaking” (Drowned In Sound) album ‘Eastern Flow’, Desert Ships announce the release of new single ‘Neon’ on Friday 23rd July 2021.
The song marks the first single from upcoming album ‘Heavy Soup’, as championed by Cerys Matthews, “sounding ace!”, on her BBC Radio 6 Music show.
’Neon’ is a late night journey through the empty streets of the big city. A dystopian nightmare. Fuzz guitars, a mesmeric bass line and an unorthodox beat underpin the verses, before giving way to a choral explosion of Beach Boys-esque harmonies, and synthesisers. Reverse guitars and haunting organs then work in counterpoint, carrying the listener to a full 3D technicolour finale. It’s current, it’s relatable, it’s infectious, and leaves you breathless and wanting more.
Produced by vocalist/guitarist Mikey Buckley and recorded & mixed at his home studio during the global pandemic, Desert Ships – completed by Daniel McLean (bass/keys) and Claude Trejonis (drums/vocals) with Ant Baker (guitar/vocals) – demonstrate once again the quality of their craft and an astute ear for an entrancing arrangement.