Published on September 2nd, 2013 | Jonny Abrams
Eagulls’ new single “Nerve Endings” registered as being rather splendid down at Rocksucker HQ, so we flung some questions over to them – all faux-nonchalantly, like – to find out more about them…
How would you describe your music, if pushed?
We have been labelled an array of genres and compared to a wide variety of bands since we began but you wouldn’t have to push us for us to just say punk.
Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?
We are based in Leeds. We record with microphones.
How did you come to the attention of Partisan Records?
We came into contact with Tim Putnam from Partisan while we were out in Texas playing SXSW. We liked his approach towards our band and his understanding of our band’s music and ethics. So we decided to work together to release our current material.
Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)
Yes there is a full album completed and awaiting release as we speak. It’s a ten-track album with songs along the lines of our first single from the LP “Nerve Endings”.
Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?
A lot of our shows have been exciting since our first live shows but the one that sticks out the most was our EP release show at the best venue in the UK, Leeds Brudenell Social Club. People were flying everywhere and having a good, chaotic time. Someone broke their ankle and someone else broke their rib. Good show.
Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)
Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?
Our friends’ band Perspex Flesh from Leeds are about to release their first full-length LP.
Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?
Personally I’d choose David Bowie as in entirety there’d be not just music, but theatre and film to digest over and over.
Ludwig van Beethoven.
And finally BANKSY’s entire works so I have something keep me occupied by burning and smashing it all.
Eagulls, thank you.