60 Seconds With… The Good Ship

60 Seconds With… The Good Ship


Define your genre in five words or less:

Porno Country Folk Cabaret.


Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Like a fine blend of melancholia and nostalgia – deep and brooding, smashed to pieces upon a wall of sin, debauchery and drunken joy… though a little more illiterate, perhaps.


What do you love about making music?

The actual process of making music: debating with seven of your closest friends over what is played how/where/when, strumming, plucking, blowing, singing, bashing, squeezing. The whole method of how these actions can create something that moves people emotionally and physically is something to be loved. I couldn’t bear to not make music.


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Sometimes even we don’t entirely know what to expect from our live shows. We dance a very fine jig around music and chaos. But it somehow holds together for all our attempts to break it.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Music that we were raised on. Beer and cider… that we were raised on.

When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?

We are just about to begin an east coast tour to promote our new single Sin City Sweetheart, starting with an AWME matinee showcase on Sunday November 18, 2pm at the Toff in Town. We would normally wait until after dark to treat the masses to our charm, but there’s nothing quite like a little afternoon delight.

When are you doing your thing next?

After this tour, pending our survival, we will be roughing it for the Woodford Folk Festival, which has us all extremely excited. Then in the early months of the new year, we are onto a special new project. We can’t say too much yet, but we can use the words ‘musical’ and ‘theatre’.