Eagles of Death Metal return to the UK this week for a new stretch of tour dates – but ahead of then will perform on Channel 4’s TFI Friday tonight. Tune in from 8pm to see the band play a track from the new album ‘Zipper Down’.
“The new album, ZIPPER DOWN, really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life” says Hughes. “One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out.” Homme (AKA “Baby Duck”) says, “In an independent study, four out of three doctors say ZIPPER DOWN is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam. And I believe them.” About the album’s lead single, Homme says,“‘Complexity’ is the musical equivalent of holding a lucky rabbit’s foot with the unlucky rabbit still attached.” “‘Complexity’ is sort of our way of saying, ‘Keep it simple, stupid,’” adds Hughes.
Watch new teaser Bitchin’ Accomplished below:
For the ZIPPER DOWN sessions at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California, Hughes and Homme co-wrote all of the album’s songs (with the exception of their cover of Duran Duran’s “Save A Prayer”), and performed all of the instruments and vocals themselves. The album is produced by Homme.
EODM was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, California by best friends Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme. Despite their band name, EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal) is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Joshua Homme to the death metal genre, and Homme wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. With that, EODM was born. The band released Peace Love Death Metal in 2004, followed by Death By Sexy in 2006, and Heart On in 2008.
Eagles of Death Metal UK and Ireland Tour 2015
31 – Beckett University – Leeds
01 – UEA – Norwich
02 – O2 Academy – Bristol
04 – Engine Rooms – Southampton
05 – Forum – London
06 – Institute – Birmingham
07 – Ritz – Manchester
09 – O2 Academy – Newcastle
10 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin
11 – O2 ABC – Glasgow