Leeds based progressive punks EAGULLS follow on from a slew of limited cassettes and 7” releases, with a five track EP on transparent green 12” vinyl and digital download, courtesy of SEXBEAT Records (Fear Of Men, White Fence, VIRALS, Fresh & Onlys).
Pile-driving into the UK’s DIY scene with their 'Council Flat Blues' single on Moshi Moshi imprint - Not Even Records in Feb 2011, Eagulls followed it up with a split with Fat Cat’s Mazes, on East London's Italian Beach Babes' Records, in Oct 2011. Since then Goldy, Liam, Tom, Henry and George have been touring relentlessly supporting the likes of US legends - Flipper, Milk Music, Ceremony, Iceage and Pulled Apart By Horses in packed out shows all over Europe. Somehow finding the time along the way, to stop off in their hometown to record their longest and most melodic work to date, they’ve teamed up with Leeds staple; Matthew Johnson (Spectrals, Hookworms, etc) at Suburban Home Studios for a masterclass in indie/hardcore crossover.
The five tracks - 'Coffin', 'Moulting', 'No If's, No Buts', 'Cripple (Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis)' and 'Still Born'; bring to mind melodic slacker rock such as Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth amalgamated with Eagulls earlier more brutal sound, influenced heavily by The Wipers, Rites of Spring and Black Flag. This is all delivered with a mischievous Blur-esque charm and The Replacements sense of reckless abandon.
Released on the 16th July, on either transparent green 12” vinyl (with digital download code) or via digital download, this will be the soundtrack to your revolution summer. Orders direct from the label (http://www.sexbeatlondon.com / http://www.sexbeat.bigcartel.com) come with a free poster drawn by the band themselves.
“Eagulls are absolutely brutal” - NME
“Raw, yet strangely anthemic” - Loud & Quiet
“Eagulls are from Leeds and play loud, brash and snotty” - The Fader
“Eagulls are such an integral part of the UK's new music scene right now” - Abeano
EP Record Release Shows:
19thJuly – Camp Bassment, London
20th July – Brudenall Social, Leeds (free entry)