Speaking of the track, frontman Ric Phethean says: "It started as a collection of one-liners trying to distill the sense of detachment I was feeling at the time of writing. Whilst working on the song, I came across the word petrichor, which describes the scent you get after a downpour during a long dry spell. This felt like a pretty apt word to describe the song and that feeling of relief that comes with externalising and talking about all the problems we carry around within us."
Impressions is the follow-up to Tall Ships' acclaimed debut album, 2012's Everything Touching, which saw the band championed by the BBC and NME, selling out shows across the UK including London’s Scala, and headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.
It was the result of a difficult birthing process that cemented the band's resolution to go their own way and be the captains of their own destiny. Instead of going through the usual motions, the group - comprised of Phethean, bassist Matt Parker, drummer Jamie Bush and keyboardist Jamie Field - opted to go it alone, taking command of every element of their art: retreating to Field’s Devon home, on the edge of Dartmoor, they adopted a similarly DIY recording process to that which birthed Everything Touching years earlier. "We recorded and engineered it all. The DIY nature of it is one of necessity, not aesthetic,” says Field.
Impressions has been moved to a 31st March 2017 release date (due to manufacturing problems) and will be released on FatCat Records. See full tour dates below:
February - 16th @ Cheap Mondays x Clash In-Store, London // 28th @ Portland Arms, Cambridge
March - 1st @ Hare and Hounds, Birmingham // 2nd @ The Bullingdon, Oxford // 3rd @ The Cookie, Leicester // 4th @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds // 6th @ King Tut's, Glasgow // 7th @ Deaf Institute, Manchester // 8th @ Omeara, London // 9th @ The Louisiana, Bristol
April - 1st @ 2Q Festival, Derby