"It's been nearly two years since The Good Ship stormed the beaches with their debut album "Avast! Wretched Sea".

That album saw them receive rave reviews from around the world, a slew of festival spots including Woodford and an invited performance at Brisbane Festival, and a legion of dedicated fans. Now they are nearing completion of their second full- length, due for release mid 2012. To get the ball rolling they're launching the first single "Seven Seas" with an East Coast tour throughout April.
"Seven Seas" is sung from the perspective of a sea dog locked in a prison cell for murder, not regretting his actions but only lamenting the fact that he cannot reach his beloved ocean. The song is typical of the band's musical approach, with an upbeat and jaunty feel hiding a dark and morbid sentiment.

For a limited time you can download the song for free from Bandcamp.

They're even giving away an extra free B-side, their cover of Ween's "Object". At the same place.

Tour details:

Friday 13 April - The Vanguard, Sydney - with the Green Mohair Suits and Sister Jane

Tix $15 at

Saturday 14 April - The Grace Darling, Melbourne - with Rapskallion

Tix $15 at

Friday 20 April - Beetle Bar, Brisbane - with Rattlehand and Astrid & The Asteroids

Tix $12 presale, $15 on door, available soon

Saturday 28 April - Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna


Thursday 3 May - Sol Bar, Maroochydore - with Mick Thomas

Tix available soon"



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