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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’

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Vessels will head off on tour with Oceansize later this month, with a short run of dates with Stuart Warwick in November.

Sat 9 Oct – Bibelot, Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS (with Oceansize)
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)

Sat 13 Nov – Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER (with Stuart Warwick, Plank! & Go Lebanon)
Wed 17 Nov – The Queen Of Hoxton, LONDON (with Stuart Warwick & Humanfly)
Thu 18 Nov – Bierkeller, BRISTOL (with Stuart Warwick)


Photographer: Bart Pettman




Kiran
10.04.10
pretty song

xAft3rDark
10.04.10
woooow

LetoAtreides
10.04.10
I think I just became a fan.

Electric City
10.04.10
ugh i wish they were coming to the states

Athom
10.05.10
bad ass.

Spare
10.05.10
creepiest fucking picture

supertouchox2
10.05.10
definitely just became a fan, the drums are stupid good. gonna see if they got a show around my way.

Lucid
10.06.10
really good

SeanFracture
10.06.10
God, that is so good. Two of the bests acts in the UK combined. Fuck yeah.

Zion
10.08.10
Amazing, amazing.

BenedictVII
10.08.10
This is a great song, definitely need to check these guys out.

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