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We’ve already had glimpses of The Great Distraction in the forms of soaring techno beauties ‘Mobilise’ and ‘Radiart’, as well as some stellar collaboration tracks featuring John Grant, The Flaming Lips and Harkin. And today, the album is now out in the world in all it’s shimmering ten track glory.

Buy / Stream The Great Distraction here (available in limited edition coloured vinyl, double heavyweight vinyl, on CD and download).

Here’s some praise for The Great Distraction:

“Most bands produce their best music early on but Vessels have bucked the trend by delivering their finest album yet”

Mixmag 8/10

“Refreshing and innovative”

DJ Mag 8.5/10

“While ‘The Great Distraction’ doesn’t forget what came before, it finds Vessels in a new universe – one even more exciting”

Dork 4/5

“What do you do when you’ve pushed the prog-rock envelope as far as it extends?… delve deeper into electronica territory, and wind up with what could be your best album to date”

The Skinny 4/5

“Vessels have made one of the year’s best dance music albums. Rave on!”

The Arts Desk

“Vessels have the style and substance to step up to another level – and from the sound of this, they deserve it”

Electronic Sound




01. Mobilise
02. Deflect The Light (feat. The Flaming Lips)
03. Position
04. Radiart
05. Deeper In A Sky (feat. Harkin)
06. Gløwer
07. Trust Me (feat. Vincent Neff)
08. Everyone Is Falling
09. Radio Decay
10. Erase The Tapes (feat. John Grant)

Live Dates

Sep 30 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK*
Oct 3 – Sticky Mike’s – Brighton, UK**
Oct 4 – Village Underground – London UK**
Oct 5 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK*
Oct 6 – Club Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK*
Oct 7 – Art School – Glasgow, UK*
Oct 14 – Batofar – Paris, FR
Oct 18 – ADE – Amsterdam, NL
Oct 19 – Rotown – Rotterdam, NL
Oct 20 – Het Bos – Antwerp, BE
Oct 26 – Prince Charles – Berlin, DE
Oct 27 – Kleiner Döner – Hamburg, DE
Oct 28 – Artheater – Cologne, DE
Nov 1 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
Nov 2 – Siroco – Madrid, ES

* with Guy Andrews
**with Alex Banks