May 7th, 2014

London gig May 19th @ Elektrowerkz, Beacons fest and Maximo Park Remix

Me an Tim BIG



We’re chuffed to announce a last minute Vessels jiggle that’s happening in London on Monday 19th May (yes that is VERY SOON) at Electrowerkz near Angel. Tickets can be grabbed HERE and we’d appreciate to see every single one of you who could make it down at such short notice – in fact we’ll give free kisses on the face to any attendee that requests one (assuming the absence of contagious facial rashes). We have tunes from the new album under our belt, as yet unperformed in the capital, so those curious about the new material should definitely get there finest dancing pants on and join the party.



Beacons BIG


We’re pleased to be joining the stellar line-up that is the Beacons Festival this August in the Yorkshire Dales. Other notables performing there include the wonderful Jon Hopkins, Daniel Avery, Daphni and Erol Alkan.

We’re also pleased to announce yet another festival appearance this summer, at Tofeelmore fest in Ojén, nr Malaga in Spain. This is a charity festival raising money for the Bangassou Foundation helping rebuild the city of Bangassou in the Central African Republic after recent troubles there.


We remixed the recent single by Maximo Park and mangled it into a psychedelic throbber. Listen below.


Take care all!


April 1st, 2014

Vessels to appear at Beat Herder and Fell Foot Sound

Beat-Herder's Initial Lineup Poster 2014

Miitten Salvers

Here are the facts on the ground:

Vessels will be performing live this summer at the following two woodland themed weekend mini-breaks:

Friday 18th July, Beat Herder, Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Saturday 19th July, Fell Foot Sound, Fell Foot Wood, the Lake district

We are booning for these shows. Festies are always a massive deal on the Vessels calendar. In case you missed our last missive, we have a date in Barcelona at Aloud Music Fest this week on the 4th April. Mr Nathan Of Fakeness is playing in the same building that night, OMFG indeed.

See you down the front.

Fell Foot Sound - Loud and Quiet - 1

March 26th, 2014

Leeds gig tomorrow

Tomorrow – yes – tomorrow night we will smash out loads of brand new tunes in our first ever gig at Leeds’ new venue the Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen.

To warm your cold bits, Kit Grill will be hefting out his DJ sounds at some point after doors open at 8pm.

To put you in the mood, our very own bearded pan handler Martin Teff has put together the Belgravity mix – a heftous mix of buncing tunes and remixes that he does lunges to in his utility room. The lovely fellows at Clash did one of those premiere type jobbies. Download it now over at our Booncamp page. Skeft off yr tickets here

Facebook event

See you down the front.

January 30th, 2014

Nils Frahm remix and Leeds party!

photoFlap Jilbers

Despite the fact that we have been beavering away finishing our album (that’s right I said ITS FINISHED) you know we get bored pretty easily so we’ve smashed out this belting remix of ‘Says‘ by German ivory tickler and all round lovely chap Nils Frahm. Boon it up from Soundcloud/Bandcamp here, and whilst you’re on it check out the original, it’s a complete megaskeft…

And for you Yorkshire folk we have a very special treat, as we wanted to let you know that we will be booning up our first show of the year in our very own Leeds, at the newly established Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen on Thursday 27th March. Buy yersen a ticket here (Facebook event), and keep your ears peeled and your eyes unblinking for news of supports and further gig announcements for the year…

Reckon this year is shaping up pretty Flifty so far…


December 20th, 2013

Vessels 2013 end of year roundup



Pretty hard to believe that its been a full year since last year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve shenanigans, why it feels like only yesterday that I was down at the local police station on a frosty New Year’s morning bailing out a dishevelled and vague Martin Teff and then spending the rest of the day phoning up local Emu farms to try and arrange Mildred’s safe return…

Anyhow: Here’s a rundown of the Vessels 2013 Best Of Lists:

Tim Mitchell’s top 6 films of 2013:

The Great Beauty
Blue Jasmine
Before Midnight

Tom Evans’ top 5 ales of 2013:

1 – Golden Champion (Badger Brewery)
2 – Mary Jane (Ilkley Brewery)
3 – Banana Bread Beer (Wells Brewery)
4 – Fursty Ferret (Badger Brewery)
5 – Leeds Pale (Leeds Brewery)

Martin Teff’s top 6 list of the year:

1 – Music – Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
2 – Activity – DJing with Traktor
3 – Festival – Dimensions / Shambala
4 – Food – homemade roast chicken / tonkatsu ramen
5 – Gig – Forest Swords @ ATP End of an Era Weekend One
6 – Film – Before Midnight / Heli

Peter Wright’s top 5 notable deaths of the year:

Michael Winner
Donald Byrd
Doris Lessing
James Gandolfini
Mel Smith

Lee J Malcolm’s top 5 directions of the year:

1. Left
2. Left
3. Left
4. Left
5. Left

That’s about it from us. We’ve almost sold out of Elliptic tees, so grab one now before they sell out.

- £14 t-shirt alone
- £20 12″ bundle + t
- £17 digital bundle + t
- £13 special t-shirt price for those who’ve already bought the 12″ or download


…and we’ll be back in 2014 with Vessels album no.3, which is so close to being finished it hurts…

Happy Holidays

Vessels x