We’re very excited to announce that we’re releasing Vessels’ new album The Great Distraction at the end of September! Featuring collaborations with The Flaming Lips, John Grant, Vincent Neff (Django Django) and Harkin (Sky Larkin), The Great Distraction is Vessels’ most ambitious record to date, and marks further evolution of a band always exploring new avenues of expression.
‘Deflect The Light’ is the second single to be revealed from The Great Distraction, following muscular first single ‘Radiart’. The last track to be completed for the album, ‘Deflect The Light’ is as potently euphoric and psychotropic a collaboration with The Flaming Lips as you could hope for.
“Working with The Flaming Lips was a highlight of this whole process,” says the band’s Pete Wright. “There is no facade; Wayne Coyne lives and breathes the very same eccentricity and optimism that pervades The Flaming Lips’ music, and our entire correspondence start to finish has been a torrent of enthusiasm and silliness. They latched on to the spirit of the music we sent and then amplified it a thousand times over, drenching it in their unmistakeable identity but never eclipsing ours. I am so proud of what we made together.”
“We’re really aiming to create a living, breathing human version of electronic dance music. There isn’t anything more honest and organic than the human voice. The vocals should be an extension of the music we make and also add something new or interesting,” says Martin Teff.
Listen to their new track ‘Deflect The Light’ – which features vocals from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips – here.
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