Eagulls have announced details of a number of U.K. dates in February / March 2014. These include their own headline shows alongside dates with Parquet Courts.
‘Tough Luck / Opaque’, the new double A-sided single, is released on December 16th as a ltd edition 7”.
Vocalist, George Mitchell, explains the story behind the video for Tough Luck:
Tough Luck originated from a poem I wrote about my Granddad’s webbed feet titled Thalidomide Poem. The original poem was written from a child’s ‘pondering’ point of view. Intrigued by difference as a child I asked why my Granddad’s dissimilar feet were so unlike mine and I was told it was due to a tablet which was used in the ‘olden days’ to help mothers get through morning sickness during pregnancy. I later found out that this tablet was the drug Thalidomide which caused numerous birth defects. The song is portraying the gamble of trusting in something without knowing the consequences. ‘Touch wood’, everything will be fine. But then ‘tough luck’, sadly you’re left with misfortune with your gamble.
Eagulls recently announced details of the release of their self-titled debut album on Partisan Records on Monday March 3rd 2014.
The album is available to pre-order now via the following links. The iTunes pre-order includes a free download of Opaque:
Having just played two shows in Cardiff and the Sebright Arms in London, and with shows in New York in January, the forthcoming list of dates is as follows:
14th Brighton Concorde 2 *
15th Manchester Academy 2 *
16th London Electric Ballroom *
22nd St Malo La Route Du Rock
24th Antwerp Trix
25th Amsterdam Paradiso
27th Liverpool The Shipping Forecast
28th Bristol The Louisiana
4th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
5th London Electrowerkz
6th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
7th Glasgow Nice N Sleazys
8th Newcastle Head Of Steam
4th Rotterdam Motel Mozaique Festival
* with Parquet Courts
Tickets for the headline shows are priced at £7 (£6 in Liverpool & £8 in London) and are available via the usual outlets.
Eagulls are: George Mitchell (vocals), Henry Ruddell (drums), Mark Goldsworthy (guitar),Liam Matthews (guitar) & Tom Kelly (bass)