Boy Jumps Ship

Boy Jumps Ship are a band of working class lads bringing a refreshingly new take on the anthemic alt-rock blueprint. We spend 30 seconds with them to learn about the origins of their sound…

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 18 Jun 2014
  • min read
Boy Jumps Ship are a band of working class lads bringing a refreshingly new take on the anthemic alt-rock blueprint.

Their songs are rippling with heartfelt honesty and integrity, echoing the best of a bygone era when bands and their fans would bond at sweaty gigs in dingy venues rather than through their mutual Twitter followers.

Four years of hard graft have earned the band some well deserved praise from the likes of Kerrang! and BBC radio DJ Huw Stephens, while comparisons to hard hitters like Biffy Clyro, The Gaslight Anthem and Twin Atlantic have been squared at their ambitious EP releases.

In late 2013, the band returned to the studio with their producer Pete Miles (Futures, We Are The Ocean, King Blues, Sonic Boom Six) to record their new EP Lovers & Fighters, which saw the light of day on 2 June. A deal with Rude Records followed.

The band have now secured funding from PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund to record their debut album.

We caught up with them to find out a bit more about the origins of their sound…

We first started writing music because…
We were inspired by so much great music around us growing up that we felt the urge to start playing instruments ourselves, and writing just felt like the natural thing to do.

We have been making music since…
All very young as individuals, but we have been making music as a band since 2010.

Our music is…
Everything to us, we live and breathe what we do.

You'll like us if you listen to...
Biffy Clyro, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World and Brand New.

Our favourite venue is…
That’s a tough one. I’m going to have to say the Newcastle Academy as we played our first sold out show there.

Music is important because…
It means something different to everyone. It also allows you to connect with people on a different level, which is really powerful and inspiring.

Our biggest inspiration is…
As a band probably Biffy Clyro - we all feel that they have done things the right way by paying their dues and having a great work ethic. They have toured constantly in order to build a solid fan base and deserve everything they have gone on to achieve. We would love to follow in the footsteps of a band like that.

Our dream collaboration would be…
I’m going to have to say Dave Grohl, by all accounts he is a great guy and he just keeps churning out hits and revolutionary ideas. He’s a genius!

To try us out, listen to our song…
Call To Arms - it’s our single from our new EP Lovers & Fighters and we have made a killer video for it, so check that out!

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
God knows, probably just working within the music industry in some way or another. We all love everything about it. Three of us have music degrees, so we’d be doing it in some form.

In 10 years time we want to be...
Still on the road touring and writing our best ever music.

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