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Ships Have Sailed Achieves 70s Rock Star Status with ‘More’ Music Video

By Margaret Adams

Indie rock band Ships Have Sailed recently released a music video for their new single “More.” This is the band’s 13th single since the release of their debut album, Moodswings

After getting kicked out of his house in rural Vermont, and working as a dishwasher and security officer to pay for college, Ships have Sailed’s vocalist, guitarist, and founder Will Carpenter discovered his calling in music. He later brought on Art Andranikyan as the band’s permanent drummer. The duo then released their debut EP, Someday, followed by their first album, Moodswings, in 2015. As their popularity grew, they were able to tour in the UK and Ireland, as well as collaborate with Robert Gillies (X Ambassadors, Bebe Rexha) and Wally Gagel (Best Coast, Zella Day).

“More” is everything you want from an edgy, alternative rock song. With crunchy guitars and Carpenter’s lavish rock vocals, the band has achieved what can be considered some of their best work to date. The video itself features both Carpenter and Andranikyan playing the song in front of a wall of blinding lights – the band looks no different from any legendary rock band. 

“As part of a larger body of work, ‘More’ is that point where everything feels ego driven before things start to crumble and the inevitable self-realization kicks in,” said Carpenter. “The drums hit heavy with just the right amount of ‘loose’ and the guitar is pretty much one riff after another (the main one doubled with a massive gang vocal) and a slightly sloppy solo sandwiched in the middle…both Art and I had fun channeling our inner 70s arena gods and then dialed it all in with the finesse of a modern twist.”

Fans of Muse, Arcade Fire, and Neon Trees should check out the music video for Ships Have Sailed’s “More.”  The track is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Follow our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist for more great music featured on the site.

Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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