+ Paintings of Ships

The Monarch, London, GB

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Entry Requirements: 18+

HUSBAND presents a night of music at The Monarch.


HUSBAND Moody, powerful, evocative alternative rock band from London. Think Radiohead / Nick Cave / The National...

PAINTINGS OF SHIPS Three piece from London that love to make lots of noise together.

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Describing themselves as "North London's favorite grungey-indie superdupergroup," Paintings of Ships are a nautically obsessed trio whose purposefully ragged, guitar-based sound recalls some of the touchstone acts of late '80s and early '90s. Paintings of Ships were formed the early weeks of 2009 by Daniel Clancy (guitar and lead vocals), Catherine Wilson (bass and vocals), and Matt Hill (drums). Embracing the dynamics and melodic attack of Nirvana, the noisy soundscapes of Sonic Youth, and the dreamy meanderings of the shoegaze crowd, Paintings of Ships began gigging regularly around London and the surrounding area, and putting Hill's engineering talents to good use, they recorded their debut EP in his front room, which doubled as his home studio. The four-song Shore for Sure was released on CD and as a digital download in 2010, and by the end of that year, the band headed into a recording studio to begin work on their first full-length album.

English Weather was release in 2012 and featured the raucous yet melodic title track as well as some undeniable catchiness in the form of the bouncy and wistful 'Love Will Always Follow You Around'. Having played gigs up and down the country, Paintings of Ships turned their attention to album number two and entered a studio in Fulham to create Blast, an album that saw the band punchier and more forthright than ever. Single 'Titanium' was a pop-punk journey into the mind of someone who overthinks everything and ends up with nothing, told through the eyes, naturally, of an astronaut falling through space. - See more at:

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