SHIPWRECKED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL+ The Shipbuilders + Gintis + Anna Jane Houghton + Matthew Smith + Madelainne Kinsella + Liverpool Indie Choir
We’re thrilled to be once again hosting the The Shipbuilders as they return with another special event following on from the success of their summer showcase at Future Yard. It’s a day that also doubles as the band’s album preview party, with Spring Tide played in its entirety on-stage for the first time ever and exclusive physical copies available to gig goers.
Alongside The Shipbuilders, Gintis, Anna Jane Houghton, Matthew Smith, Madelainne Kinsella and Liverpool Indie Choir make up the bill.
The Shipbuilders are (probably) the first and (definitely) the finest Liverpool gypsy-surf-rock band. They’re a four-piece that combine the surreal with the sublime, drawing inspiration not only from classic Liverpudlian bands such as Shack, The La’s and Jimmy Campbell, but from more distant shores; the fuzz of Galaxie 500, the reverb-siaked melody of The Growlers and the yearning of Leonard Cohen. Experience their debut album with us for the first time on 17.12.
Existentialist pop/country tinged melanchodelia from Abergele, North Wales, 7 piece Gintis formed in 2002 as 16 year olds having heard Grandaddy’s The Crystal Lake at a house party. Keyboards were bought, drummers were found and eventually gigs were played. After initial hype they landed a number of radio sessions with Radio 1, Radio Wales and an EP released through Slacyr Records aswell as a tour of Wales with Texas Radio Band. Two albums were produced in the next few years before a lengthy period of no recordings and only sporadic gigs before they resurfaced in 2017 to play Green Man Festival and record a new single with legendary Domino artist Bill Ryder-Jones on the Popty Ping Recording Company.
The Shipbuilders presents
Shipwrecked Christmas Special
+ Anna Jayne Houghton
+ Matthew Smith
+ Madelainne Kinsella
+ Liverpool Indie Choir
17th December 2021
75 Argyle Street