Liverpool Sound City 2014 Interview: Boy Jumps Ship

By on Thursday, 8th May 2014 at 11:00 am

Sometimes I just get a really good gut feeling about a band. Our friends at Generator put on a showcase at this year’s Liverpool Sound City and one of the bands that captured my attention when I was going through all the Soundcloud and video links on the festival Web site were a band called Boy Jumps Ship from Newcastle.

Having already toured with the likes of some of John’s favourite relatively recent discoveries Arcane Roots and Marmozets, it’s only a matter of time before this Geordie band makes a big splash on the hard rock circuit. In the backstage dungeon below Mello Mello, I chatted with the boys about being working class, how Boy Jumps Ship formed from the smouldering remains of other now defunct bands, their new exciting development in Europe and more.

Thanks so much to the band for sitting down for a nearly 20-minute interview; it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever done, for sure. We got on so well, I went to cheer them on the next day at the John Peel World Cup at Chavasse Park, where they played five-a-side footy. Below the interview, I’ve embedded the video for ‘Better Days’, one of their more recent promo videos, in which the foursome get down and dirty, literally and sonically.

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[…] time I spend in the North, the more I come to fully embrace the Northerner’s way of living. After this extended interview with Boy Jumps Ship of Newcastle at Liverpool Sound City last week, it was impressed on me further […]

[…] and Marmozets chose them as their support: both bands knew they could bring it. While the band say in my interview with them that they would love to tour with Biffy Clyro, I wonder if one day soon they will surpass the Biff […]

[…] Peel World Cup. That all changed this year when Geordies Boy Jumps Ship, the nice boys I’d met the previous night after I’d rocked out to their music, invited me to come watch them play five-a-side as Boy […]

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