The Shipbuilders’ Debut EP; Review
100%Overall Score

After giving fans a taster of what was to come, with their first single ‘Feeling In My Pocket’, The Shipbuilders’ debut EP Something In The Water was released at the close of 2016.

The four-piece, comprising Matty Loughlin, Danny Lee, Nicky McGrane and Graeme Sully, were busy at the end of last year tying up all the loose strings for their album, so 2017 is set to be an exciting year of gigs and festivals to help spread their self-coined ‘gypsy scouse surf’.

Opening with ‘Feeling In My Pocket’, the single casts a sunny glow over the other two songs on the EP, setting the tone for the band’s mix of feel-good blues. Second track, ‘Darkening Vale’, follows a similar pattern of upbeat instrumentals, with the band really honing in on their musical talents for the closing guitars and drum solo.

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‘The Moon’ is far more chilled in comparison to the offering of the first two. The singer switches between melodic choruses and serenades, with the song’s stop-start tempo offering something fresh for the final track on the EP.

All three tracks prove that the boys aren’t afraid to experiment, with each showcasing a different side of the band. It’s this eclectic diversity that is sure to make live events even more exciting.

Follow the band on Facebook to be the first to hear about upcoming gigs, and listen to their tracks through Soundcloud or Spotify.

Tilly Martin