Tugboat Captain

+ The Just Joans + Curdle

The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, GB

£8
Entry Requirements: 18+
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A gig? What’s that?! Yes, it was only a matter of time before we announced one. One year on from releasing their debut studio album, we are delighted to bring Tugboat Captain to Glasgow as part of their UK tour.

A little more about the band: Born in 2017 as the solo project of London based multi-instrumentalist Alexander Sokolow, Tugboat Captain have morphed over three albums and a handful of EP's into an ambitious baroque-pop four piece. Growing from 2017's moody lo-fi debut 'The Tugboat Captain' through jangly, folk-inflected sophomore record 'Everybody Seems To Think That I'm A Raincloud', into the murky waters of a 2020 lockdown the band released their debut studio album, 'Rut'. On Rut the band emerge from the sonic limitations of homespun bedroom-pop accompanied by a ramshackle orchestra of friends with a grand, symphonic pop record which loses none of the intimacy of the previous work that garnered significant critical acclaim across the UK DIY community.

Supports TBA, keep your eyes peeled xo

Born in 2017 as the solo project of London based multi-instrumentalist Alexander Sokolow, Tugboat Captain have morphed over three albums and a handful of EP's into an ambitious baroque-pop four piece. Growing from 2017's moody lo-fi debut 'The Tugboat Captain' through jangly, folk-inflected sophomore record 'Everybody Seems To Think That I'm A Raincloud', into the murky waters of a 2020 lockdown the band released their debut studio album, 'Rut'. On Rut the band emerge from the sonic limitations of homespun bedroom-pop accompanied by a ramshackle orchestra of friends with a grand, symphonic pop record which loses none of the intimacy of the previous work that garnered significant critical acclaim across the UK DIY community.

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Debut Studio Album 'Rut' - Out Now on Double A-Side Records smarturl.it/nvk9c2

"A bombastic exploration of what it means to find your place in this world" - Secret Meeting

"a slow-burning piece of DIY guitar pop" - CLASH

"They have transcended to a realm of indie-pop where they make their own rules." - RIOT Mag

"a re-imagination of modern DIY-pop as something gloriously hi-fi" - For The Rabbits

“Each characteristic beautifully thought-out and rich with feeling” - GoldFlakePaint

“Curiously Wonderful” – God Is In The TV

“The DIY pop group have been making waves recently and long may it continue” – Yack Magazine

“Grin-inducing DIY Pop. Having amassed quite an impressive following in the DIY community and yonder, it’s not hard to see that Tugboat Captain are doing something very engaging” – Fresh On The Net

“There aren’t many acts that can capture the equal sense of hopefulness and melancholy that embodies the desire for modern-day romance quite like Tugboat Captain” – Wax Music

“An unstoppable imaginative force of indie music created on its own terms” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies

Line Up

We are a South London lo-fi indie-folk 4-piece who sound like Bon Iver if his backing band were Guided By Voices. Having begun as a solo project the crew has now expanded into a more ferocious live unit playing up to the anthemic singalong choruses on the recently released record. All aboard the tugboat!

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