Eagulls

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Eagulls
Eagulls (2).jpg
Eagulls in 2011.
Background information
Origin Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Genres Post-punk
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Partisan
Website eagulls.co.uk
Members
  • Mark 'Goldy' Goldsworthy
  • Henry Ruddel
  • Liam Matthews
  • Tom Kelly
  • George Mitchell

Eagulls are an English rock band, formed in Leeds in 2010.[1] The band consists of Mark Goldsworthy (guitar), Henry Ruddel (drums), Liam Matthews (guitar), Tom Kelly (bass), and George Mitchell (vocals).[2][3]

History[edit]

Eagulls were formed in 2010 and released their first single 'Council Flat Blues' on Moshi Moshi imprint Not Even Records. The band's 2012 self-titled EP, recorded by MJ of Hookworms, was released on both London's Sexbeat label and Canadian label Deranged Records. In 2013 the band signed to Partisan Records, releasing 7" single "Nerve Endings" with a cover of Killing Joke's 'Requiem', and 7" single 'Tough Luck' (with 'Opaque' on the 7" as well). Their self-titled debut album has been released in March 2014.

The band have received sustained press attention, such as from the NME, The Guardian,[4] Loud and Quiet,[5] Vice,[6] Stereogum,[7] Yorkshire Evening Post,[8] and internationally, such as from The Fader[9] and Pitchfork Media.[10] They were BBC Radio 6's Steve Lamacq's New Favourite Band in 2013.[11] They have played in the UK and Europe with notable artists including Manic Street Preachers, Flipper, Milk Music, Ceremony, Iceage, Hot Snakes, and Pulled Apart By Horses, and in the United States for South by Southwest in Texas and New York's CMJ festivals. In 2014 they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing their song 'Possessed' for Bill Murray. The band were chosen as the main support for Franz Ferdinand's 2014 UK tour.

In May 2016, the band released their second album, Ullages, on Partisan Records.[12] Produced by Matt Peel, the title is an anagram of the band's name.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
Eagulls 86
Ullages 133

EP & Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Harley. "Eagulls Get Loud". Interview Magazine.
  2. ^ Lester, Paul. "New band of the day - Eagulls". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Radar Band Of The Week - No.43: Eagulls". NME. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ Lester, Paul. "New Band of the day - Eagulls (No 1,598)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Eagulls Interview". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Dan. "WE ASKED EAGULLS ABOUT ANXIETY AND ROTTING BRAINS". Vice. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ Bowe, Miles. "Tough Luck Video". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  8. ^ Cronshaw, Jon. "Interview: Eagulls". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  9. ^ Wright, Scott. "Dollars To Pounds: Eagulls". The Fader. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson. "Eagulls Tough Love review". Pitchfork media. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  11. ^ Lamacq, Steve. "Eagulls join as New Favourite Band". BBC Radio 6. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  12. ^ Gourlay, Dom (9 May 2016). "Album Review: Eagulls - Ullages". drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  13. ^ Gourlay, Dom (4 August 2016). ""There's no point in making the same record twice": DiS meets George Mitchell of Eagulls". drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  14. ^ "Eagulls :: "Council Flat Blues"". 32ftpersecond. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Mazes/Eagulls Split". Italian Beach Babes. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  16. ^ "SEXBEAT 014 - EAGULLS EP 12". SEXBEAT. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Eagulls - Tough Luck / Opaque". Rough Trade. Retrieved 4 February 2014.

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