Leeds has produced a fair number of decent bands over the years, but for the moment, it's not all about the knees-up indie pop of the Kaiser Chiefs, or even the frenetic spikiness of Forward Russia! There's the darker side of town too. I've blogged a bit about the gloomy delights of iLiKETRAiNS in the past. Now here's another Leeds band cut from a similar cloth. Vessels have been around since the tail end of 2005, and produce some mighty fine shoegazy post rock, in a similar mould to the likes of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky. Y'know, the quiet/loud dymanic and all that. Sometimes they sing, but like the Scottish band mentioned above, that's not always a good idea, and they should stick to the guitar atmospherics, which they are much better at.
They released a 5-track EP last year which is a decent showcase of what they're capable of. Here are a couple of tracks from it, including the glorious 8-minute long Look at That Cloud!
Download: Vessels - Armed to the Teeth
Download: Vessels - Look at that Cloud!
Buy a copy of the EP here.