In anticipation of their second album Helioscope, tentatively scheduled for February 2011, we’re proud to present the video and full-length stream for Vessels’ new single ‘Meatman, Piano Tuner, Prostitute.’
Vessels fans will notice one new feature on the band’s new single, ‘Meatman, Piano Tuner, Prostitute’: vocalist Stuart Warwick (himself a solo musician) is omnipresent on the track, making it about as close to a standard “pop” track as the Leeds post-rockers have ever made.
Vessels’ debut album White Fields & Open Devices was lauded on Sputnik for its unexpected twists and imaginative way of combining sounds, including a refreshing willingness to use vocals as an extra instrument rather than as focal point or (such is the case with most post-rock acts) just ignoring them completely.
‘Meatman’ is a bit of a departure, then, as Warwick’s singing is very much the central structure. However it’s very much a change that pays off as it allows the group to incorporate more non-rock effects, with shimmering, distorted sounds and corrosive piano effects jarring elegantly with Warwick’s fluid, almost violin-like vocals, and the inevitably explosive release of guitars and drums is all the more electric as a result.
The single is accompanied by a Kira Zhigalina-directed video that is as colourful and distinctive as the song itself.
Vessels — ‘Meatman, Piano Tuner, Prostitute’
Vessels will head off on tour with Oceansize later this month, with a short run of dates with Stuart Warwick in November.
Sun 10 Oct – Doornroosje, Nijmegan, NETHERLANDS (with Oceansize)
Mon 11 Oct – Melkweg Oude Zeel, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (with Oceansize)
Wed 13 Oct – Gebaude 9, Cologne, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Thu 14 Oct – Logo, Hamburg, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Fri 15 Oct – Beta, Copenhagen, DENMARK (with Oceansize)
Sat 16 Oct – Garage, Oslo, NORWAY (with Oceansize)
Sun 17 Oct -Malman, Stockholm, SWEDEN (with Oceansize)
Tue 19 Oct – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FINLAND (with Oceansize)
Wed 20 Oct – Lost in Music, Tampere, FINLAND (with Oceansize)
Sat 23 Oct- Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, POLAND (with Oceansize)
Sun 24 Oct – Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC (with Oceansize)
Mon 25 Oct – Werk 2, Liepzig, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Tue 26 Oct – Colossaal, Aschaffenburg, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Thu 28 Oct – Kulturladen, Konstanz, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Fri 29 Oct – Backstage, Munich, GERMANY (with Oceansize)
Sat 30 Oct – Sublime, Aflenz, AUSTRIA (with Oceansize)
Mon 1 Nov – Grabenhalle, St Gallen, SWITZERLAND (with Oceansize)
Tue 2 Nov – ISC Club, Bern, SWITZERLAND (with Oceansize)
Thu 4 Nov – Be Cool, Barcelona, SPAIN (with Oceansize)
Fri 5 Nov – El Tren, Granada, SPAIN (with Oceansize)
Sat 6 Nov - Sala Caracol, Madrid, SPAIN (with Oceansize)
Sun 7 Nov – Rock Star Live Barakaldo, Bilbao, SPAIN (with Oceansize)
Tue 9 Nov – Nouveau Casino, Paris, FRANCE (with Oceansize)
Fri 12 Nov – Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS (with Stuart Warwick, Veronica Falls &, Juffage)
Wed 17 Nov – The Queen Of Hoxton, LONDON (with Stuart Warwick & Humanfly)