“Post-punk might not be new, but like their name, with a few tweaks and some bold personality Eagulls have defiantly made it their own.”* – Q Magazine
Angst ridden lads whose music encompasses the morbid English, never-ending grey, Eagulls are set to come to Australia for a comparatively sunshiney set of shows in early 2015.
The Leeds five-piece don’t aim to seek empathy from listeners, but rather place two central fingers firmly up with their, as slurred by Pitchfork, ‘fuck-the-world attitude’ that radiates throughout their seminal debut self-titled LP. Devoid of ‘pithy pastorial harmonies’ (MTV Buzzworthy), the confrontational Eagulls’ sound aims to grab by the shoulders and shake vigorously for a reaction.
The band have spent the past six months playing sold out shows UK tour with the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Manic Street Preachers as well as headlining sold out shows across the UK, Europe and the States. They are heading downunder as part of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, and play two exclusive sideshow dates in Melbourne and Sydney.
“Listening to Deers is like waking up and being told you’re about to live the most fun day of your life.” – Paste Magazine
Making their first visit outside of Europe, Hinds (formerly Deers) make raw garage pop generated by a fidgety sleepover club of Spanish young ladies. Founding members, Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, joined by bandmates Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen create saccharine sounds about young lust and teenage mischief. Their growing collection of tracks being a by-product of the gang hanging out, without seriousness, more the overheard sounds of a jovial jam between friends.
After initially releasing their fuzzy demos to the internet, Hinds have gained interest worldwide; keeping in great company through opening for the Libertines, touring with Black Lips, and having shared stages with numerous musical idols on the European festival circuit over summer. An impressive trajectory for a band whose youngest member is eighteen and as an outfit that formed less than a year ago.
Popfrenzy are welcoming Welsh indie icon Gruff Rhys back to Australian shores next year for a selection of shows promoting the Super Furry Animals frontman’s newest solo work, American Interior.
Welsh rock’n’roll troubadour Gruff Rhys has explored many boundaries of the musical form. Through nine albums with Super Furry Animals, two with Neon Neon (his project with hip hop producer Boom Bip) and handful of solo LPs, Gruff Rhys has distinctively documented the lives of others and set their stories to pop music heavily seeped in timeless melody and wide-eyed wonder.
Proud to highlight his Welsh heritage, American Interior explores the tale of a distant relative, John Evans - a fearless Welsh explorer travelled the Americas in the late 1800’s in search of a lost tribe of native Americans that fascinatingly shared is mother tongue. The resulting record is a jolly romp that borrows from traditional Americana sounds but is not completely lacking the familiar, off-kilter Super Furry Animals’ influence (hear the computer generated, sung completely in Welsh, Allweddellay Allweddol).
For new listeners and diehards alike Gruff Rhys has covered all bases for the release of American Interior with an accompanying book, mobile app and feature documentary to compliment the record. To supplement this he will be appearing in life on stages in Melbourne and Sydney and also playing Womadelaide throughout March 2015.