The first is the Audioscopefestival next Saturday 23 November, which we’re really proud to be part of. The lineup includes incredible bands like Califone, Eat Lights Become Lights & Pye Corner Audio (as well as the other bands in the pic below), and it’s all for homelessness charity Shelter.
Lots going on for us lately, so here’s a quick rundown.
It’s been a sanatorium for cholera patients, a Viking settlement, a smuggling base and a coastal military base. Next weekend,Flat Holm Islandwill become Listing Ships’ recording studio as we cut ourselves off from the world for four days to record our new EP amongst the waves, wind and seabirds. Three new tracks to record for release later this year.
We’re also excited to be part of this year’s Audioscope festival, raising money for Shelter. It’s on 23 November at the Jericho in Oxford, and we’re playing with amazing bands like Califone, Grumbling Fur, Esben and the Witch, Eat Lights Become Lights and loads more!
In October, we’ve been asked to play with The Young Knives at their special hometown album preview show… set to be a cracking night on 26 October at The Cellar in Oxford.
Elsewhere, we’re also part of Oxjam Oxford’s takeover on 12 October, playing at The Purple Turtle in Oxford that evening.
A couple of quick updates from us. After the amazing Damo Suzuki show last week (video highlights below), we’re taking July out to write new material and record some stuff we’ve been working on – so expect a new recording or two soon, and new tunes when we next play live.
We’ve got a few shows coming up in August and September in Oxford, Reading and London, firstly supporting the mighty Arbouretum in Oxford’s tiny Port Mahon, which is set to be a fantastic night. Tickets for that one are over here, and are pretty likely to sell out, so pick one up. Then we’re in Reading on 31 August and London on 7 September.
Damo Suzuki + Listing Ships + Toy – video highlights:
Thanks to everyone who’s come to see us play at our most recent live shows – by way of thanks, here are some free Listing Ships tunes. There’s a sampler of our music called Painted Ports which is yours for free from Bandcamp, and a remix album called Ship of Theseus too. Follow the links to download, and have a listen via the player below.
This Tuesday (25 June) we play a special improvised show with Can legend Damo Suzuki, teaming up with Toy to form his backing band. The show is at The Social in London, and also features Andrew Weatherall DJing and a host of special guests.
Following that, we’ll be writing and recording new material over the summer.
Finally, we found this old footage from our show at Truck Festival 2011 in our archives – enjoy.
Thanks to everyone who came to our shows in Derby and Blackpool last week – this Wednesday we play the Oxford Punt festival, at the Cellar in Oxford at 7.30pm. First hometown airing of our newest song ‘Fireship’ too.
Finally, MusicinOxford reviewed our last Oxford show, and said very nice things:
“After Grey Hairs’ energised set I was beginning to wonder how Listing Ships would shape up in comparison. Thankfully, they were ship-shape (*cough*). But seriously, Listing Ships delivered a truly amazing performance of their nautical-themed post-Krautrock, the various band members gleefully switching between bass, electric guitar and a handful of synthesisers. Having been more than enthusiastic about their recorded output, I was pleased that the anthemic ‘Equus Ager’ and ‘All Aboard The Andrea Doria’ packed an even greater punch live, while songs like ‘The 100 Gun Ship’ proved to make even more sense within the context of their kinetic set. The band even presented their guitarist Jim (who was playing his last gig with the band before beckoning fatherhood) with a Listing Ships emblazoned baby-grow – not a usual staple of a rock show, but a sweet moment at the end of a fantastic evening courtesy of your ol’ pals, MusicInOxford.”
It’s a big week for Listing Ships live. If you’re in London on Tuesday, Derby on Thursday or Blackpool on Friday, come and see us. They’re our first shows as a three-piece, as Jim has now gone off on paternity leave for a bit, so we’ve rearranged everything as a trio.