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The Yacht Club Sign To Beth Shalom Records

26th October 2018

London math/emo/shoegaze quartet The Yacht Club are pleased to announced that they have signed to Beth Shalom Records for their debut album, The Last Words That You Said To Me Have Kept Me Here And Safe, which is set for release on 25th January 2019.

The band are streaming lead single ‘Heigham Park’ in full today, with a special album launch show planned for 26th January 2018 at The Sebright Arms in London – LISTEN HERE

The Yacht Club is a band born out of a desire for creative freedom. They sing songs about mental health, coping, and trying to help others find a light in the dark, taking influences from the likes of TTNG, Pennines and American Football.

Starting life as a solo endeavour by Marcus Gooda as a means to write songs purely for himself, rather than being constrained by other voices, the result was the self-released EP A. After a tumultuous patch of turning down tours and selling out of physical copies and merchandise, 2015 saw The Yacht Club finally wake from dormancy to release their math-rock inspired self-titled EP in the same year, followed by 2016’s folk-lead EP, Fall.

An intense period of personal upheaval for front man Marcus Gooda and the band followed, as he struggled to cope with the suicide of a close friend, and the resulting mental health problems that affected both him and his wider circle.

After time to grieve and reflect on their experiences, The Yacht Club are back and stronger than ever, with their debut album The Last Words That You Said To Me Have Kept Me Here and Safe arriving in January 2019, laregly informed by their personal experiences of recovering from the grief and fallout of suicide, and packed full of pathos and emotion.

Commenting on the single, front man Marcus said: “Whilst the whole record deals with a period of immense grief and recovery, this song is one of the more blatant and upfront in terms of feelings about Blythe’s suicide. Heigham Park was one of the places our group of friends would spend our summers or evenings after school, and shortly after the funeral a bench was put there for him. When I’ve needed time to think I’ve gone and sat there hoping for the advice and support he used to give me.

“This was one of the first songs I wrote for the album, and I remember playing to Alex and he summed it up well: it’s much more of an ‘I love you’ song rather than an ‘I miss you’ song, although the double edge is still very much there.”

The album was recorded and produced by Thomas Hill at Holy Mountain Studios and Resident Studios, with mixing, mastering and additional production by Bob Cooper at Crooked Rain Studios. Marcus’ guitar was recorded and produced by Thomas Joy.

Further details, music and live appearances TBA.

The Yacht Club 2018 Live Dates:

26.10.18 – London – The Beehive, Bow
10.11.18 – London – The Monarch, Camden (BSR all dayer)
26.01.19 – London – Sebright Arms, London (Album launch)