Vessels are a post-rock band from Leeds, UK. Vessels were born from the ashes of A Day Left in September 2005. In 2006 the band self-released a five track eponymous EP, and played many gigs, including the unsigned stage at Leeds Festival as one of the six winners of the Futuresound competition.
On 5 March 2007, the band released a limited 7″ single (Yuki / Forever the Optimist) through Cuckundoo Records, and have been tipped by BBC Radio One as one of the hottest new bands in the country. The band recorded a session for Huw Stephens ‘s show on BBC Radio 1, which was broadcast on 29 March.
This was followed by a performance at the Latitude Festival and a UK tour, both in July, with the lineup including Peter Wright, who became a member after the tour. Another single – “Two Words & A Gesture” was released in November 2007.
In December 2007, Vessels travelled to Minneapolis, USA to record their debut album with producer John Congleton in Pachyderm studios. They completed recording of the ten track album in 12 days and returned to the UK for a nationwide tour. On June 16, they released “A Hundred Times In Every Direction” after announcing the album was released on August 18, which is entitled White Fields & Open Devices.
In May 2010 Vessels recorded the follow up LP in Dallas, Texas, again with John Congleton. It is entitled “Helioscope” and was released in February 2011.
Wikipedia, June 12th, 2011