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If one thing really irritates me then it is the bloke (it is always a bloke) at the back of the gig who, at the end, opines how the band “were a bit too samey”, or they “didn’t quite get it”, or it “was OK, but nothing special”, or they’ve “seen it done better by other bands” and then goes on to list a load of obscure or not-so-obscure bands that were (or are) apparently better.

This bloke, in various guises, plagued me yesterday. At the end of Man Of Moon, The K, Diet Cig, and Black Honey I heard various pompous, patronising and pissy comments from people who clearly spent their lives going to gigs and telling people how they weren’t as good as other gigs they’ve been to…

So for the record, Man Of Moon were nothing like Hawkwind, but did deliver an excellent set of spacey psychedelia. The K were nothing like Rage Against the Machine, but did shred their guitars with the best of them, Diet Cig were nothing like Pavement, but instead provided the best set I’ve seen so far and in Dinner Date have (their own) indie-punk classic. Local heroes Black Honey were nothing like “Lush-lite”, but instead wowed a crowd with surfy guitars and high octane indie anthems.

In between these I was blown away by the visceral punk rock of Otherkin,  pleasantly transfixed by the dark, throbbing electro-indie of Drones Club, and sadly disappointed by Eagulls who I had been eagerly waiting for all day. They seemed infected by a somewhat thin and disinterested crowd and the slightly new direction taken on their new record didn’t translate well live and felt flat and diluted compared to their storming debut. Nerve Endings was a standout, but I will resist the temptation to say I’ve seen it done better by other bands…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

More From Eagulls

Posted: March 9, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Punk, Rock
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Eagulls have announced details of the release of a new single, Skipping, from their forthcoming second album, Ullages.

It is another bleakly pulsating slab of post-punk gristle and glory, although its dark heart is shot through with shards of piercing, melodic intent.

Which all means we like it very much. And you should to…

 

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best of the weekBeen a busy week away from the blog so we’ve not been able to post as much as we would like. Here then is our usual round-up of tunes released in the past week.

  1. The Coathangers – Make It Right
  2. Cat’s Eyes – Chameleon Queen
  3. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Something Tamed Something Wild
  4. Elephant Stone – Where I’m Going
  5. Gun Outfit – King Of Hearts
  6. Eagulls – Lemontrees
  7. Sun Seeker – Georgia Dust
  8. Tiny Deaths – The Gardener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our favourite twenty albums of 2014. Don’t forget to check out numbers 40 – 21 here.

20 Together PANGEA – Badillac

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19 Meatbodies – Meatbodies

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18 Strand of Oaks – Heal

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17 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

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16 Eagulls – Eagulls

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15 Happyness – Weird Little Birthday

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14 Felice Brothers – Favourite Waitress

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13 Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

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12 Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

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11 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

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10 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

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9 Dream Police – Hypnotised

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8 Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

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7 Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

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6 Damien Jurado – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son

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5 Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

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4 Sun Kil Moon – Benji

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3 Water Liars – Water Liars

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2 Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads

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1 Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

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MM's Best Of The Year 2014

Today the countdown begins of Mad Mackerel’s favourite 100 songs of 2014. From Monday to Friday check back to see what tickled the earbuds of MM’s contributors, followed by our Albums of the Year at the weekend and then our individual contributors’ choices.

So without further ado….

100 Micah P Hinson – The Same Old Shit

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99 Wooden Wand – Dambuilding

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98 Juan Wauters – Water

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97 Shellac – Dude Incredible

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96 Broncho – What

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95 Shunkan – Wash You Away

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94 Martyr Privates – Someone’s Head

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93 Slaves – Hey

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92 Tense Men – RNRFON

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91 Dead Fingers – Big Black Dog

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90 Jamie T – Peter

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89 Avers – Girl’s With Headaches

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88 Mazes – Astigmatism

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87 New Bums – Black Bough

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86 Thurston Moore – Detonation

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85 Spray Paint – Cussin

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84 White Sands – The Wait

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83 Eagulls – Possessed

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82 Happyness – Naked Patients

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81 Steve Gunn – Milly’s Garden

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Check back tomorrow for numbers 80 – 61.

Eagulls Are Possessed

Posted: January 22, 2014 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock
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Eagulls Are Possessed

The wonderful Eagulls return with their first single of 2014, Possessed, in advance of their self-titled debut album, which is slated for release on March 4.

Having been enthusiastic supporters of their single releases in 2013 we are looking forward to discovering if the band have made good on the PR promise of a long player that “Finesses the incensed spirit of their early tracks and gigs, and sets its stall out as a heavier, darker and more exhilarating step on from what’s come before“.

Til then we have the incendiary buzz saw guitar, shredded vocals and furious, hypnotic groove of the new single to keep us going – best thing we’ve from them to date? I think so…

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New Eagulls Single

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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New Eagulls Single

Tough Luck is the new single from Leeds finest Eagulls.

Another top notch punk anthem, the track is also the first taste from the band’s debut album, Eagulls, which will be out on the 4th March on Partisan Records.

Now Eagulls Cover The Mekons

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Now The Eagulls Cover The Mekons

Recently we posted Eagulls excellent cover version of the early Killing Joke nihilistic classic Requiem, and now the raucous slacker-punks have taken on another classic tune from the era with the Mekon’s seminal 1978 single Where Were You?

With the potential to go horribly wrong, it could have been a dangerous choice, but as with Requiem, the Leeds five piece have absolutely nailed it…they’re rapidly becoming one of our favourite bands.

Have a listen.

Eagulls Cover Killing Joke

We love spiky down-to-earth punks Eagulls.

And we used to love Killing Joke.

And we certainly loved their apocalyptic single Requiem when it came out way back in 1980.

And now you can have Eagulls rather natty take on the aforesaid, doom laden classic.

Altogether now:

Man watching city fall
The clock keeps on ticking
He doesn’t know why
He’s just cattle for slaughter


[Or download via Rolling Stone here]

Videos of the Day

Amongst our video selections today we have the slightly bonkers new video from Father John Misty for his brilliant track I’m Writing A Novel which comes from our 2012 Album of the Year Fear Fun, and Forest Fire’s Waiting In The Night, shot in a vintage store in Crown Heights, NY.

We have Fine Times Sergio Leone inspired video for Bright Lights and lastly we have Eagulls video for Nerve Endings – a film that involves a rotting pig’s brain in the basement and prompted a police raid on the band’s house. You have been warned!

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