It’s Casual Presents // Tugboat Captain on their album release tour
Tugboat Captain is a rotating DIY musical ensemble of friends and family. Variously compared to Belle and Sebastian and Fat White Family the band has garnered a reputation for their riotous live shows – frequently combining bassoons and nudity. Since forming, the band has released a pair of records, the latter ‘Everybody Seems To Think That I’m A Raincloud’, being awarded No7 Album of the Year by For The Rabbits and featuring Reddit endorsed single ‘Don’t Want To Wake Up On My Own’.
‘There aren’t many acts that can capture the equal sense of hopefulness and melancholy that embodies the desire for modern-day romance quite like Tugboat Captain‘ – Wax Music
‘Curiously Wonderful’ – God Is In The TV ‘Best Live Show Of 2017‘ – We Are Uncollective
‘One of the most fun bands on the planet‘ – Lost In The Manor
‘No.7 Album Of The Year (Everybody Seems To Think That I’m A Raincloud)’ – For The Rabbits
‘An unstoppable imaginative force of indie music created on its own terms‘ – Bitter Sweet Symphonies
‘Guitars mingle effortlessly with purpose as the trembling harmonies swim amongst the atmospheric foundations, each characteristic beautifully thought-out and rich with feeling‘ – GoldFlakePaint
‘Tugboat Captain have pulled together two albums of songs that are timeless and engaging and frankly, a little addictive‘ – Made In Plymouth
Bull is a band from York, England. They have been playing together for a number of years, cutting their teeth up and down the UK on the underground circuit. After a life-changing trip to Berlin saw them cross paths with members of Pavement they have begun touring internationally across Europe and the US, including shows at last year’s SXSW. They record with producer Remko Schouten (live sound engineer for Pavement, amongst other great artists) in Holland, and look to base themselves in Amsterdam in the New Year.