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(Holiday!) Video of the Moment #2251: Boy Jumps Ship

By on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 at 10:00 am

Newcastle quartet and TGTF favourites Boy Jumps Ship have donned their holiday jumpers for a zany new Christmas video. Their cover of ‘All Alone on Christmas’, originally sung by Darlene Love for the film soundtrack ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’, is fairly true to the familiar version written by Steve Van Zandt and backed by the famous E Street Band, but predictably, it leans more toward laid-back guitar rock than rapturous gospel vocals. It’s hard to say whether the Boy Jumps Ship lads might have had more fun recording the track or re-enacting the scenes from ‘Home Alone 2’ in their promo video. Either way, this will be sure to put you in the mood for hot cocoa and classic Christmas movies.

You can read more about Boy Jumps Ship on TGTF right through here.



Boy Jumps Ship / May 2016 UK Tour

By on Friday, 19th February 2016 at 9:15 am

Newcastle alt-rockers Boy Jumps Ship will embark on a headline tour in May, following the anticipated release of their debut album ‘Wake Up’ on the 22nd of April on Amazing Record Co.  Tickets for the following live dates will be available this morning, Friday the 19th of February, at 10 AM.

Boy Jumps Ship are currently on tour with Scottish trio Fatherson; you can find those live dates listed back here. You can read through all of TGTF’s previous coverage of Boy Jumps Ship by clicking here.

Sunday 1st May 2016 – York Fibbers
Monday 2nd May 2016 – Liverpool Arts Club
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Glasgow Stereo
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – Manchester Gullivers
Thursday 5th May 2016 – Birmingham Academy 3
Saturday 7th May 2016 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Sunday 8th May 2016 – St. Albans Horn
Monday 9th May 2016 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 10th May 2016 – London Barfly


Fatherson / February 2016 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 at 9:00 am

We featured Scottish alt-rock trio Fatherson prior to their appearance at SXSW 2015 last year. Now, they’re gearing up to tour the UK next month with support from Newcastle punk rockers and Mary’s Liverpool Sound City 2014 discovery Boy Jumps Ship.  According to their official Facebook, Fatherson have just finished shooting a brand new video, but while you wait for that, you can watch the video for their current single ‘Always’, just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Thursday 11th February 2016 – Dundee Reading Rooms
Friday 12th February 2016 – Edinburgh Liquid Room
Sunday 14th February 2016 – Liverpool East Village Arts Club
Monday 15th February 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Nottingham Bodega Social Club
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Bristol Exchange
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Southampton Talking Heads
Sunday 21st February 2016 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – London Borderline
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 25th February 2016 – Manchester Gullivers
Friday 26th February 2016 – Newcastle Cluny 2


Video of the Moment #1982: Boy Jumps Ship

By on Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 at 6:00 pm

Ahead of a new release in the first month of 2016, Newcastle’s Boy Jumps Ship have a new music video out this week. ‘Burn’, which will be released as a single in its own right on the 29th of January, is their latest new material to be unveiled to the public. The song and its promo seems perfect to see this year out. The visuals directed by the band’s friend Ollie Rillands are full of fire and passion, as are the lyrics, reminding us all that “time is gone so don’t look back”: we only have our one life to live, so live it to the fullest and make it count. We may have been through some dark days this year, but ‘Burn’ is here to be incredibly inspiring: “old your head up high, you’re still young so you can try. We’re just getting by, closer to the finish line.”

Frontman of Boy Jumps Ship Si Todd has been kind enough to provide me with the full lyrics to share with you, and I encourage you to read them along with watching their awesome new video. I’m sure the Geordie lads will be back on the road in 2016 soon enough, as their debut album, now in the can, is scheduled for release in the new year. Wey aye, man! (Be thankful I’m coming to you through a computer screen and not hearing my terrible excuse for a Geordie accent, ha.)

The TV’s playing loud but you’re not making sense
The money’s drying out the kids have no respect
We’ll rip your heart out when we find out who you are
But when it’s dark out you don’t stand out from the crowd

(Time is gone so don’t look back, play your part it’s all you have…)

Burn! When I light ’em up.
If you’re not feeling we’re not bleeding all alone.
So when I Burn! When I light ’em up.
If you’re stealing we’re not healing all alone.

Your time is running out the streets are in a mess, forget your promises they’re wrapped around our necks.
So hold your head up high, you’re still young so you can try. We’re just getting by, closer to the finish line.

Burn! Light ’em up.
If you’re not feeling we’re not bleeding all alone.
Burn! When I light ’em up (hold your, hold your, hold your head up high)
If you’re stealing we’re not healing all alone (we’re just, we’re just, we’re just getting by)

Hold your, hold your, hold your head up high.

When I Burn
When I Burn
When I…



Video of the Moment #1918: Boy Jumps Ship

By on Friday, 18th September 2015 at 6:00 pm

In case they’ve slipped from your mind since the release of their ‘Lovers & Fighters’ EP last summer – but why would they have, really? – or you need new hard rock for your ears this Friday evening, I’ve got just the thing: a new Boy Jumps Ship video. Made up of live performance and in studio clips of the Geordie lads giving it their all, it’s the kick in the arse that you need to start your weekend off right. Watch the promo below.

The ‘Lovers & Fighters’ EP from Boy Jumps Ship is out now on Rude Records.For a full listing of their tour dates this autumn, see their live dates page on Facebook. For more on the band on TGTF, head this way.



Live Gig Video: Jonathan Douglas and Si Todd of Boy Jumps Ship play acoustic version of ‘Still Alive’ at Sonisphere 2014 for Gibson

By on Thursday, 24th July 2014 at 4:00 pm

Newcastle’s Boy Jumps Ship have shared this live acoustic performance they filmed at this year’s Sonisphere for Gibson Guitars; it stars lead guitarist Jonathan Douglas and frontman/guitarist Si Todd. ‘Still Alive’ features on the band’s ‘Lovers & Fighters’ EP released in June and out now on Rude Records. (Read my review of the EP here.) Watch the performance below.



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