Introducing Ships have Sailed from Los Angeles, a favourite new discovery we’ve made in the pop-rock genre that’s contemporary and accessible to any of our listeners.  With their new release ‘UP’ and remixes on our playlists and embarking on a UK tour this year, let’s find our a little more about them;

Will Carpenter head of production, vocals, guitar, composition and Art Andranikyan the talented beat maker / drummer is Ships have sailed. Since their inception, Ships Have Sailed have always struck a balance between exuberant pop and substantial alternative rock. Their debut EP ‘Someday’ (2014) was well received throughout the US, Canada and the UK, catalyzing a Northeastern US tour and landing the band showcases at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Canadian Music Week, & NAMM in 2015. They took home accolades from ISC and Unsigned Only that same year, furthering the band’s impetus for the release of their first full length album, ‘Moodswings’. The eleven song studio effort earned glowing reviews from Blackbook, Wild Honey Pie, and The 405, again receiving notice from ISC, Unsigned Only and The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and spawned a sister release ‘Re: MIX’, whose tropical house remixes seemed in perfect step with the evolving music climate.

An invigorated 2016 began with Ships Have Sailed’s acoustic EP, ‘Whispers’. The band spent the summer touring the West coast and set out on an East coast tour in late fall. In November, ‘Drive’ received Best Alternative Song at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, a massive feat and a testament to the group’s ability to translate their own momentum into a pulsing, universal anthem about love, longevity and forward motion. Along with the success and progress achieved over the past year, for which they have been unwaveringly grateful, Ships Have Sailed also saw the inherent challenges of unexpected events and unpredictable variables of their continuing journey.

Coming off the road on the final leg of their 2016 tour cycle, and in a particularly reflective and somewhat exhausted moment, a new idea was born.

Shallows NOW playing on OUT & OUT POP

Ships have sailed with embark W FULL
[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

The Cobblestone w/ KID CUPID, Dublin, IRE. Sep 23

Arbele Lounge at Errigle Inn w/ KID CUPID, Belfast, UK. Sep 24

Ivory Blacks w/ KID CUPID, Glasgow, UK. Sep 25

Soup Kitchen w/ Faitala, Manchester, UK. Sep 27

Maguire’s Pizza Bar w/ Pete Gardener, Liverpool, UK. Sep 28

Unplug w/ KID CUPID, Birmingham, UK. Sep 30

Zed Alley w/KID CUPID, Bristol, UK. Oct 01

Surya w/Danney Wright, London, UK. Oct 02