New sounds by the Eagulls
Eagulls’ newly released album Ullages sees the Leeds based five piece experiment with their sound in a style that evokes lashes of 80’s post-punk and indie pop influences, including the likes of The Cure, The Smiths, Echo and The Bunnymen or early Simple Minds.
Despite this change in direction, they still maintain their jagged punk edge which is relayed in single Skipping – the track of the album that seems to perfectly encapsulates their new melancholy sound. If you like Pink Floyd’s Meddle, you definitely should play this on full volume.
With an intro of a chugging bass slowly breaking out into sparse flurries of guitar, the track has the ability to put you on edge upon first listen. Lead vocalist and frontman, George Mitchell, shrilling out vocals throughout.
Lyrically, Skipping conveys a more transparent approach to song writing yet still maintaining its deeper meaning. The verses array a sense of dissatisfaction with lines such as “Does existence have some more than this?”, either way, this transparency works well for the band.
As the track builds into its lingering refrain of All I Ever Wanted Was An Answer, there is elements of an indie-pop track feel to it, as if the darker temperament that has been relayed before it can be brushed off within that single hook.
The rest of the most recent album remains consistent and we are loving Eagulls new sound!
Watch Eagulls’ new video to their thundering new single Skipping