Up the Downstair

Being a weeklie podcaste from Madison, Wisconsin featuring several remarkable curiosities therein occurring being a compendium of live music from divers artistes

Show #239: The Battleship, Ethel

August 17th, 2011


tbe Show #239: The Battleship, Ethel
(Photo found here.)

According to the band’s blog, “The Battleship, Ethel is an independent band from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada formed October 28 of 2001. They have never officially released anything, but have a long and colourful history.” At the moment they’re “on a meditative retreat”.

I’m not sure what to say about them as I can’t find much info on the Internet. They’re jazz in a proggy kind of way or prog in a jazzy kind of way. Imagine if Magma and Soft Machine had a child. Kinda sorta like that. Heavy on the Hammond with a drummer that never stops.

This was recorded in their hometown on 30 June 2008 at the “It’s Your Festival” Festival. I have no setlist so, if anyone cares to join in, please leave the song titles in a comment.

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The Battleship, Ethel

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