The album entitled ‘Orientation’ is in final mixing stages and is set to be released in early 2010. In October the band released a limited edition single entitled ‘The Bad Outweighed The Good’ which they promoted with a month long UK tour. The single also secured them high profile endorsements with; Hi-Watt, Ernie Ball and Jim Dunlop. A portion of the limited editions were kept, and one has been included within.
Jumping Ships, who are the first unsigned band to headline Club NME have been feautured regularly within the NME magazine, including ‘Pick of the week’, ‘Featured Gigs’ and an interview in the unsigned section. Next year sees the release of their debut album ‘Orientation’ and looks to be an exciting year for the band. PRESS ‘"Ted Leo meets Karate melodic punk-rock ... Jumping Ships? Time to get on board people!" NME Magazine “Jumping Ships are the most interesting and exciting band to come out of Brighton in years” Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing) “The Jumping Ships are a Brighton based band that seems to be the next big thing in the south.
On stage this young band delivers more energy then we have experienced in a long time and for that reason after seeing them perform at White Air Festival we were eager to speak to them”. Entertainment Focus “ I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that that Jumping Ships are one of the best bands in Brighton at the moment” Sarah Powell (ITV/NME) “Jumping Ships are a local band set to play alongside more established acts such as Doves, The Lemonheads and Biffy Clyro” The Guardian (‘White Air Festival 09’ preview) “The Bad Outweighed The Good is solid from the start, and fails to falter at any point – a perfect choice for a single release” Single Review - 412limited.co.uk “It’s very refreshing to find a band with their own (haunting) sound” Single Review - 8/10 Kate Elliot, XYZ Magazine “Cue neatly offset layered intricate melodies, powerful and heartfelt vocals and a tightness that Scrooge would be proud of. But the single most impressive part of this track is when all instruments let fly on the powerful and head-lodging choruses, led by cascading yet crystal clear guitars.” Single Review – 10/13 – Adam Venton, Room Thirteen “The Band do not like to be pigeonholed into one genre and it is apparent that the band has various musical backgrounds. It is testament to the strength of the single that it has been on repeat for most of my day.” Single Review – The Mag “They play with pace and conviction that suggests a very good live band indeed” Single Review – God Is In The TV Zine Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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