Vessels play the Belgrave Music Hall on Thursday

Belgrave flyer

Vessels have finished the recording of their third album, their first since undergoing their musical transformation. The album was recorded by fellow Leeds-based producer Richard Formby (Ghostpoet, Darkstar, Wild Beasts), who also worked on last year’s Elliptic EP.

The band will be previewing songs from the album this Thursday at Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall. Kit Grill will be Djing at the party.

To celebrate this hometown gig, Martin Teff has crafted a ‘cracking’ (Clash premiere) mixtape of the music that is currently inspiring the band. The playlist ends with the minimal bliss of the Barker & Baumecker remix of ‘Elliptic’.

The band will also grace stages at festivals this summer, with all the announcements, including Beat Herder and a return to Fell Foot Sound, on our live page.

The band have also been busy on remix duty, with the band reworking Nils Frahm’s incredible ‘Says‘ and Caribou offshoot Pick A Piper’s single ‘All Her Colours‘.

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Cuckundoo night at The Macbeth 20th November (Vessels and Satelliti)


We’re very excited to announce that Satelliti will play with Vessels next Wednesday 20th November at The Macbeth. It will become the second ‘Cuckundoo night’, following on from the legendary show in 2010 where Vessels’ Tim and Lee, and Quack Quack’s Neil and Moz had a drum circle!

It should be a belter! Click here for tickets and here for Facebook event.

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Vessels – Blue Clouds video (Modeselektor cover)

Here’s a hilarious video for Vessels cover of Modeselektor’sBlue Clouds‘, taken from the Elliptic EP.

And Vimeo.

The band are on tour over the next few weeks, here are the shows:

Fri 1 Nov – Ekko Festival, BERGEN, Norway (with Mykki Blanco, Actress & Philip Jeck)
Thu 7 Nov – Sound Control, MANCHESTER (with From The Kites Of San Quentin)
Mon 11 Nov – Stylus, LEEDS (with Public Service Broadcasting & Galaxians)
Wed 20 Nov – The Macbeth, LONDON

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Stream Satelliti album now, UK dates

Satelliti’s Transister is released officially next week but you can stream the record in full below or via the Quietus’ post last week.

The band have also announced some UK shows for November, with hopefully more to be confirmed soon:
Wed 13 Nov – Servant Jazz Quarters, LONDON (with Tom Rogerson)
Sat 16 Nov – St. John’s Crypt, BRISTOL
Fri 22 Nov – Kosmonaut, MANCHESTER
Thu 28 Nov – The Wardrobe, LEEDS (with Melt Yourself Down)

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Vessels release Elliptic video and remix Satelliti/Pick A Piper

Following on from the announcement of Vessels‘ new single, ‘Elliptic’, the band have now released a colourful, vibrant video for the track, directed by Edward Cook.

Or Vimeo.

Vessels have also been busy on remix duties. Here are stunning remixes of Satelliti amd Pick A Piper (Caribou drummer Brad Weber’s band):

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Vessels go all Elliptic

Vessels have just unveiled their new single, ‘Elliptic’, which will be released on the 25th November on 12″ as well as a download EP. The single is the band’s first release since the live video, ‘Attica live at The Garage‘, which came out earlier this year. This is the first recording to be made available from the band’s work with Leeds producer Richard Formby.

You can listen and pre-order the release from Vessels’ Bandcamp. Pre-orders come with a free download of the radio edit of ‘Elliptic’:

The band will be playing a few shows this autumn including Simple Things festival in Bristol next week. Here are all the confirmed dates so far:

Sat 12 Oct – Simple Things, BRISTOL (with Modeselektor & Jon Hopkins)
Fri 1 Nov – Ekko Festival, BERGEN, Norway (with Mykki Blanco, Actress & Philip Jeck)
Thu 7 Nov – Sound Control, MANCHESTER (with From The Kites Of San Quentin)
Mon 11 Nov – Stylus, LEEDS (with Public Service Broadcasting & Galaxians)
Wed 20 Nov – The Macbeth, LONDON

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Pre-order Satelliti’s Transister now!

Satelliti’s first album for Cuckundoo, Transister, is released on 28th October and we’ve just made the pre-order available. Copies of the limited LP (which comes with a CD version of the album too) will be shipped out immediately.

You can stream ‘Young Wolf‘ and title track ‘Transister‘ here:

Here’s a superb live rendition of ‘Transister’ from the duo’s hometown of Bolzano, Italy, filmed earlier this year:

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Introducing Satelliti


Italian duo Satelliti are the latest signings to Cuckundoo. Hailing from Bolzano, Italy, Andrea Dalle Luche (keys) and Andrea Polato (drums), the duo release their second album, Transister, on 28th October.

Morgan Beringer, who made the fantastic video for Vessels’The Sky Was Pink‘,
has produced a suitably mindbending clip for the pulsating and visceral single ‘Young Wolf‘ on YouTube or Vimeo. ‘Young Wolf’ can also be downloaded for free from Satelliti’s Bandcamp.

On Vimeo

You can listen to the band’s debut album, Im Magen Des Kosmos, here:

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New Vessels live video

Vessels have announced a string of shows in May/June including headline shows in London and Leeds, where they will be playing music from their newly recorded third album. Last year, the Leeds-based band signalled their intentions with a cover of James Holden’s remix of Nathan Fake’sThe Sky Was Pink‘ and now you can experience the first recording of their new material via the beautifully shot video for ‘Attica‘. The video was filmed at cult Leeds techno club The Garage by the talented team The Blind Club. Watch it now on YouTube or Vimeo.

The band recently posted a mixtape of their minimal techno leanings on their Bandcamp.

The shows (more details of the UK shows below):
Wed 29 May – P.M.K., INNSBRUCK, AT
Thu 30 May – Orangehouse, MUNICH, DE
Fri 31 May – Werk 2, LEIPZIG, DE
Sat 1 Jun – Kantime am Berghain, BERLIN, DE
Sun 2 Jun – Hafenklang, HAMBURG, DE
Tues 4 Jun – Cargo, LONDON
Sat 8 Jun – Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS (with Ghosting Season and Mahogany Hand Glider)

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Vessels Interactive Video (Part I)

Helioscope interactive video (Part I)

So, the wait is over, well sort of. We told you about Vessels’ interactive video a while back and the first part has now been released. The video combines visual storyteling and 3D interplay to break new ground in audience experience. For the best experience please close all others browser windows/tabs and applications. To pause the film at any point, click the mouse anywhere on the screen. You can find the video here:

The band start their latest UK tour tomorrow (Saturday 5 November) in Bolton, all dates below. Meanwhile, you can download a jolly good mixtape from the band over here and the band’s Tom Evans has remixed ‘Spun Infinite‘ from Helioscope, which you can get by signing up to Vessels’ mailing list (via or by clicking the link in the last but one newsletter.

Vessels live:

Sat 5 Nov 2011 – The Dog & Partridge, BOLTON
Sun 6 Nov 2011 – Night & Day, MANCHESTER
Mon 7 Nov 2011 – The Borderline, LONDON
Wed 9 Nov – The Louisiana, BRISTOL
Fri 11 Nov 2011 – Liverpool Music Week, LIVERPOOL
Sat 12 Nov 2011 – Constellations Festival, LEEDS
Sun 13 Nov 2011 – Captain’s Rest, GLASGOW

Wed 23 Nov 2011 – La Peniche, LILLE, France
Thu 24 Nov 2011 – Autumn Falls, BRUSSELS, Belgium

Wed 25 Jan 2012 – D:Qliq, LUXEMBOURG
Thu 26 Jan 2012 – Astra Strube, HAMBURG, Germany
Fri 27 Jan 2012 – Schokoladen, BERLIN, Germany
Sat 28 Jan 2012 – Spektrum Nachtklang Festival, DRESDEN, Germany
Sun 29 Jan 2012 – AZ, AACHEN, Germany

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