Desert Ships are on tour and to mark their upcoming dates, here’s the Julian Hand directed video for their epic track ‘Skyliner’ produced by Ride’s Mark Gardener.
London trip-tonic three-piece, Desert Ships sound is heavily cinematic. Haunting guitar loops and hypnotic grooves allow the dream-like melodies to weave in and amongst each other, while the three-part vocal harmonies bring a spacey, ambient tint to the eclectic mix.
Comparisons have been drawn with the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala and at times, even the rousing film scores of John Barry. Their psychedelic sounds have garnered a passionate following, having toured extensively across the UK and Europe.
In 2012 they released their debut album ‘Doll Skin Flag’ (on iTunes and Spotify) which they recorded with acclaimed producer Mark Gardener (lead singer of seminal 90’s band Ride). Mark described his time working with the band as “a total pleasure, a total trip.”
The band has enjoyed radio airplay from XFM’s John Kennedy, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio London Calling’s Gary Crowley.
They receive constant radio play on local radio in the UK, US, Europe and South America. You can listen to Desert Ships atsoundcloud.com/desertships
The band have recently returned to the studio with Gardener and started recording their sophomore album. Notable collaborators include German film director Wim Wenders.
Sat 13th June – Cherry Cola Club, Camden
Fri 19th June – Summer Rock Solstice Festival, Worcestershire
Sun 21st June – Fete De La Musique, Smoking Sod, Lyon, France
Sat 4th July – Hindhead Music Festival, Hampshire
Sat 11th July – Into The Wild Festival, Bucks
Wed 22nd July – 93 Feet East, London