Boy Jumps Ship hope to make waves with their debut album

South Tyneside band Boy Jumps Ship have signed a record deal and will release their debut album later this year.
South Tyneside band Boy Jumps Ship have signed a record deal and will release their debut album later this year.

South Tyneside band Boy Jumps Ship are about to set sail on the biggest moment of their careers.

The four-piece rock band have announced they’ll be releasing their first full-length album later this year.

The band’s debut, dubbed Wake Up, is being released through Amazing Record Co after the lads signed a deal last year.

It will be officially released on April 22 after help from the PRS For Music Foundation’s Momentum Award, which funds new music.

The prize gave the band a generous grant, allowing them to head to The Premises studio, in London, to work with producer Larry Hibbit and end up with the 12 tracks that make Wake Up.

The band – made up of Si Todd, Gav Gates, Jonny Robb and Jonathan Douglas – have been gigging across Europe recently, playing with the like of Only Rivals, Young Guns and Arcane Roots.

From a performance aspect, we all pushed ourselves to completely different levels this time around, we put our heart and soul into these songs and we couldn’t be more proud of how they turned out.

Si Todd, Boy Jumps Ship

They also played on the UK leg of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. Singer and guitarist Si, 27, said: “Without the amazing support we’ve had from the PRS Foundation we wouldn’t have been able to make the record, the work they do for bands like ourselves is so vital, we couldn’t be more grateful.

“Larry helped us to capture the sound of our band exactly how we imagined it. We’ve always said that when we eventually recorded our debut album, we would take our time and get it right.

“From a performance aspect, we all pushed ourselves to completely different levels this time around, we put our heart and soul into these songs and we couldn’t be more proud of how they turned out.”

He added: “Signing to Amazing Record Co was pretty special for us. We wanted to make sure that our album found a good home and we definitely feel like we’ve achieved that with these guys.

“Even though we plan on taking this thing as far as we can globally, we always want to make sure that we remember our roots and where we came from. Having a locally-based label with the same vision and aspirations as we do makes it all a bit more exciting.”

Boy Jumps Ship will be playing a special album launch gig at Newcastle’s O2 Academy, on April 23.

Tickets cost £9.05. Go to www.academymusicgroup.com to book.