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Vessels Tour UK, Play London Tonight
The Quietus , November 7th, 2011 06:44

Leeds-based crew to tour the UK this week, play in London tonight with our own Rory Gibb on DJ duties

Leeds post-rock band Vessels, whose spaced-out, rhythm-driven instrumentals have been breathing some life back into a genre that's largely descended into pastiche, are touring the UK this week. It kicked off at the weekend but continues today at London's Borderline, with Orders Of The British Empire in support and the Quietus' own Rory Gibb on DJ duties.

Earlier this year, the band released their second album Helioscope, which we described as "an album that acts as a shot in the arm to guitar-based instrumental music, an album of life and charm, one that's not afraid to put the human voice in amongst its array of aural dexterities and one that's capable of subtle majesty at one point and brutal velocity at another." Click here to read the full review.

Tour dates in full:

7th - London, Borderline
9th - Bristol, Louisiana w/ Austere, Isola & Armchair Committee
10th - Chippenham, Old Road Tavern
11th - Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week
12th - Leeds, Constellations Festival
13th - Glasgow, Captain's Rest w/ Hunt/Gather & Analogue Of The Sun

The band have also unveiled the first part of an interactive video, produced by Studio Murmur and directed by Tim Harison and Ian Pons Jewell. Click here to view it (and move your mouse around the screen during the video to light things up).