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SXSW 2014: Eagulls, Live In Concert

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The Leeds-based post-punk band Eagulls hit the stage at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas, ready to deploy some serrated weaponry. From neatly attired singer George Mitchell's assured yelp to a guitar attack that's clean and direct, the group generated a stormy sound that roared and banged with sleekness and power, while hinting at the doomstruck beauty of forebears like Joy Division.
As with Perfect Pussy, who played a short, intense set at NPR Music's SXSW showcase just before they took the stage, Eagulls' name necessitates a bit of discussion on its own — in NPR Music staff meetings, it's the band that launched a thousand clarifications involving Don Henley — but the music quickly drowns out any short-lived confusion. Playing dense songs of disillusionment from its new self-titled debut, Eagulls coolly re-created and reinvigorated a strong batch of fresh material.
Set List


  • "Nerve Endings"

  • "Moulting"

  • "Amber Veins"

  • "Coffin"

  • "Footsteps"

  • "Tough Luck"

  • "Yellow Eyes"

  • "Hollow Visions"

  • "Soulless Youth"

  • "Possessed"


Credits

Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Robin Hilton; Technical Director: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Lizzie Chen, Becky Harlan, Eric Helton, Olivia Merrion; Video Director: A.J. Wilhelm; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile, Josh Rogosin; Production Assistants: Kiana Fitzgerald, Christopher Parks, Mary Pryor; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann
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