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Boy Jumps Ship have been confirmed to headline Generator’s third Mapped Out tour, forming in 2010 and hailing from the North East of England the band play anthemic guitar led alt rock, laden with an honesty and integrity of a bygone time.
In early 2011 Boy Jumps Ship released their exuberant “Engines” EP that received critical acclaim from esteemed press such as Kerrang! and Rock Sound. This was followed up with the Peter Miles (Futures, We Are The Ocean, Canterbury) produced "Be Good. Be Gracious" EP that gained excellent support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter, along with strong support from XFM and Kerrang!.
A UK tour followed allowing the band to hone their electrifying live show which has seen the band support We Are The Ocean, The Xcerts, Francesqa, Futureheads and Maximo Park to name but a few.
2013 saw Kerrang! highlight the band in the best emerging bands around the regions alongside Mallory Knox, Marmozets and Blitz Kids. Further touring followed including a main stage slot at Evolution Festival.
The band recently entered the studio again with Pete Miles to record their new EP, set to be released in early 2014, a year that will see Boy Jumps Ship emerge as a key band in the hearts of many.
Mapped Out Presents... Boy Jumps Ship
February 19th - Cavern Exeter
February 20th - Tikki Bar & Diner Plymouth
February 21st - The Zephyr Lounge Leamington Spa
February 22nd - John Peel Centre Stowmarket
February 25th - The Cluny, Newcastle
February 26th - The Cavern Liverpool
February 27th - Arts Centre Norwich
February 28th – Harley Sheffield
March 1st – The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
March 6th - Hare & Hounds Birmingham
March 7th – Georgian Theatre, Stockton
Ticket links http://www.generator.org.uk/MappedOut
Boy Jumps Ship http://www.boyjumpsship.co.uk/
Following on from Night Engine who have gone on to support No.1 artist The 1975 on tour and Bristol’s The Ramona Flowers, Boy Jumps Ship will headline the third of twelve Mapped Out tours.
‘...maturity beyond their years, enigmatic sound-bites nestled between soaring refrains that wouldn’t disgrace Biffy Clyro.’ - Kerrang! Magazine.
‘Gang Vocals, poptastic hooks and catchy choruses ...don't be surprised when these dudes have you singing along with them this summer' – Rock Sound
‘Choruses so large you might have to get an extension built onto your house in order to accommodate them.’ - Front Magazine
In response to Arts Council England’s desire to support the development of artistic talent for the UK music industry, leading Music Development Agency, Generator, have established a national contemporary music touring network, Mapped Out that will link high quality, industry ready emerging talent to promoters.
In partnership with Liverpool Sound City, Higher Rhythm, Music South West, Community Music East and Clare Edwards (West Midlands), Generator will work with a pool of national live music agents and link emerging talent to an established and developing promoter in each region represented.
Following a scoping exercise by Arts Council who were looking at how they could help develop talent for the UK music industry it was realised that a lack of sustainable promoters throughout the regions of England presented a clear barrier for strong emerging talent to set out on a first tour. Agents from the leading UK live music agencies expressed that this was a clear problem.
In response to this Generator formulated the Mapped Out Programme to ensure the professional development of Live Music promoters in areas where little or no activity of this nature happened. Drawing on the agencies experiences, networks and contacts Generator have assembled a strong team containing all elements needed to tackle the issue and ensure there is continued growth of this sector.
Developing promoters will also benefit from building strong links with national live agents, job shadows with established promoters, networking meetings and promoter master-classes that will cover digital marketing, principles of design and brand building.
The six developing promoters were selected based on commitment, drive and passion in towns where there is insubstantial provision for emerging music. Audience development is an important part of Mapped Out and the information gathered by promoters as the project develops will inform its progress.
Headline artists will benefit from a robust national touring network but there are also talent pathways for emerging artists at a regional level, support acts get the opportunity to play to new audiences as well as be part of the dialogue between national promoters and agents.
Jim Mawdsley, Generator CEO says:
“Generator continues to make firm commitments with our partners in strengthening music businesses in all areas of the music industry supply chain. We are very excited about once again turning our attention to the live sector on a national level. This is a challenge for all of us but with the continued commitment of all involved so far I am confident that this programme will succeed and more opportunities for our rich emerging talent to tour the nation will come from it”.
Si Todd, Boy Jumps Ship says:
"We're very excited to be a part of the 'Mapped Out' tour. Generator has created a unique programme that’s revitalizing the live scene and it'll be a great way to kick off 2014. We'll be taking our songs to places we haven't played before, so we're very much looking forward to that".
Mapped Out is supported by Arts Council England and European Regional Development Fund (in the North East of England).