Hosers of The Good Ship arrive for Canadian Music Week... Eh!
Updated Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2013
In January 2013, we learnt of our successful application to be part of Canadian Music Week which is truly a great honour and the biggest opportunity in The Good Ship's career to date. We are filled with a mixture of trepidation, excitement and just a little arousal.
It is with great pleasure we announce that our Pozible Campaign is now complete... We not only reached the funding goal of $7000.00 but reached $7895.00, all with your help. To all of our fans, friends & family we say THANK YOU SO MUCH. On Sunday the 17th March, the whole band arrived inToronto to begin our adventure at Canadian Music Week. Stay tuned for updates and postcards!
If you live in Toronto, come catch us at one of our three live showcase spots. Details are following...
Massive thanks and love to all those involved at every level. We couldn't have done it without you. So... you wanna do it again?
MUSICAL CABARET! OMG!!
The Good Ship announce dates for their modern maritime epic at Brisbane Powerhouse
Friday, 11 JAN, 2013
A live cabaret/musical performance by The Good Ship featuring Sandro Colarelli.
The Good Ship reveal their latest creation – a stage work entitled The Seven Seas. Expanded from the band's song of the same name, The Seven Seas tells of a boy looking to exact revenge upon the sea for the deaths of his father and brother by conquering her in all her might. But what will he lose to do so? And why is the storyteller so forthright in telling his tale?
Collaborating with acclaimed performer and singer Sandro Colarelli and featuring the beautiful animation of Brett Harris, The Seven Seas brings to life a new suite of story-songs along with wry reworkings of two of the band's live favourites. Director Kat Henry brings these strands together to form an engaging and compelling new whole. The result will be a show like no other from The Good Ship – intimate, reflective and immersive but still with all the heart and dynamics of the incredible live shows for which they are known and loved.
This event is recommended for people aged 15 years
Announcement: Spring Tour, 2012
to promote our latest single
'Sin City Sweetheart'.
MONDAY, 22 OCT, 2012
We are almost as excited as a call girl on Valentine's Day, to tell you: Sin City Sweetheart, has been released as our latest single. The announcement comes as a timely excuse to kick-off our Spring 2012 Tour of the East Coast:
Melbourne – AWME Showcase THE TOFF IN TOWN
2pm, Sun 18th Nov (Matinee show)
Brisbane THE HIDEAWAY
8pm, Fri 30 Nov (Note: New venue)
THE SANDRINGHAM HOTEL
8pm, Sat 01 Dec
YOURS & OWLS
6pm, Sun 02 Dec
Download your very own FREE copy of the Sin City Sweetheart from our BANDCAMP page.
Listen to it while you seduce your man/woman. Share it! Tell your 'less cool' friends about where to get it for free. This is your last chance this year to GET SOMETHING FROM US FOR NOTHING!!
O' Exquisite Corpse
Album Out Now!
FRIDAY, 29 JUNE, 2012
We've just completed our second album O' Exquisite Corpse, a work of dark, sweaty, heaving beauty, featuring The Good Ship's trademark blend of sweet melodies and debauched lyrics. The band have managed to create an album steeped in rich harmonies and lush instrumentation, all the while retaining the shambolic glory of their live show.
The album was produced by the band in conjunction with Neil Coombe at The White Room Studios, whose credits include DZ Deathrays, The Go Betweens and the John Steel Singers. It was a difficult and somewhat messy birth, with much of the recording done in loungerooms and bedrooms across Brisbane, before being masterfully brought together by Neil.
The result is 11 songs that range from sugary pop to rollicking country to the darkest balladry. The overwhelmingly dark themes of death, murder, prostitution and the supernatural are tempered by snippets of humour and light.
The Good Ship to play Woodford Folk Festival 2012/13!
MONDAY, 22 OCT, 2012
Feature: Parlour NYE: Bal Masque Carnival
Suspend your court etiquette and revel in the anonymity of the masked ball. Let your alter ego become your confidante as you celebrate the dawning of a New Year in a disguise of your choosing - elegance, eccentricity, absurdity and the sublime are all at home in The Parlour. Head or face adornment, in any shape or kind, will gain you entrance. The Adornment Boudoir at Artisania is open each night between 5-8pm for your mask making pleasure.
Mon 31st Dec 10:00pm – Parlour
Thu 27th Dec 1:45am – Parlour Fri 28th Dec 10:30pm – Duck Sun 30th Dec 1:20am – Grande Tue 1st Jan 1:45am – Parlour
The Powder Monkeys have been unleashed...
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
Our latest single, Powder Monkey is here! And you can download your very own FREE copy of the song from our BANDCAMP page:
Tap your feet or do whatever sort of salacious act you please, but have a listen and let us know what you think.
O' Exquisite Karaoke – Win a double pass to BigSound 2012! (CLOSED)
Friday, 31 August, 2012
To help celebrate our upcoming show at BigSound, The Good Ship is giving away a DOUBLE PASS to BigSound 2012! All you have to do to enter, is make a 60-ish second film of yourself (or someone you know) lip-syncing to one of our selected tracks.
Maybe we want to steal your sweet moves. Maybe we are looking to recruit. Maybe we just want some footage for the spank bank. Whatever the reason, follow the instructions below, and get cracking:
Click here to download audio for your video
(Sin City Sweetheart, Glory, Roger The Cabin Boy).
Entries close – 5pm, Thursday 06 September, 2012. Winner announced Friday 07 September, 2012. So start making. Be creative and have some fun... we do.
Watch our latest Film Clip!
Tuesday, 12 JUNE, 2012
What happens when you get 15 kids you don't know, a truck wrecking yard, 10 kilos of paint powder and Brisbane's favourite folk pirate band?
The Official music video for the second single off The Good Ship's second album O' Exquisite Corpse, that's what!
Produced by Cartel Film Production: cartelfilms.com.au/ Director: Davros Producer: Katherine Cooke DOP: Davros Edit: El Davros Online and VFX: El Davros Styling: The Good Ship
Big thanks to Gerard Lambkin, Damion Tiernan, Tristan Houghton, Cameron J Clark and Bryce Stroud for their gear and/or time!
Sin City, Sweet Clip!
Friday, 16 November, 2012
To coincide with the release of our third single from the album O' Exquisite Corpse, The Good Ship got greased up and let loose to film the clip for sultry lil' Sin City Sweetheart.
It tells the semi-tall tale of Mr Harris' Las Vegas adventures: crashing honeymoons, forbidden fruits and punctual prostitution... A man so desperate for love within a town of unfathomable pleasures, that he falls for an ageing, broken, one-armed, one-eyed woman—who steals his heart as quickly as she does his wallet.
Produced by Cartel Film Production: cartelfilms.com.au Director: Davros El Davros Producer: Katherine Cooke DOP: Davros Edit: El Davros Online and VFX: El Davros Styling & Set Design: The Good Ship
With an enormous thanks to the following people
for generously donating their time & expertise:
Gerard Lambkin, Glenn Jones, Nic Karam, Rich Wang,
Shea Smith, Paddy O'Sullivan
Not to mention our lovely friends and friendly lovers for all of their help.
Seven Seas – Film Clip
Thursday, 05 APRIL, 2012
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.
Produced by:Cartel Film Production Director: Davros El Davros Producer: Katherine Cooke DOP: Tristan Houghton and Davros El Davros Edit: Tristan Houghton Online and VFX: Davros El Davros Styling: The Good Ship
Won't sombody please, please, please, take me to the Seven Seas?
Thursday, 05 April, 2012
Although no longer available as a free download, our first single, Seven Seas can still be streamed online from our SOUNDCLOUD page:
For those moments when you are feeling a little nautical, but all you can do is sit, well behaved, behind your desk, headphones blaring and body shaking.
O' Exquisite Corpse – Tour 2012
TUESDAY, 31 July, 2012 (UPDATED)
Our 2012 Tour for O' Exquisite Corpse has finally ended, with shows in Brisbane (The Zoo) and Melbourne (Northcote Social Club). The Zoo nearly ran dry and the Northcote stage nearly broke under the weight of all three bands taking part in the finale.
Thanks to all who came along, and to our brilliant friends and supports bands: