Eagulls have announced details of the release of their 2nd album, Ullages, on Friday May 13th 2016 on Partisan Records. Releasing their much-acclaimed self-titled debut-album in 2014, the following 12 months saw the fiercely independent Leeds-based band go from strength to strength.
Highlights of the year included taking both Later… With Jools Holland and The Late Show With David Letterman in the U.S. by storm, sharing the stage with the likes of Arcade Fire and Pharrell while scooping a major prize at the NME Awards and playing across the globe at some of the world’s most renowned festivals including Coachella, Latitude, Field Day and Reading / Leeds.
Retreating to their rehearsal space to begin work on their second album, Ullages (an anagram of the band’s name) gradually took shape over long days and nights in the converted Catholic Church in Leeds. Intent on breaking new ground, drawing out the textured melodies that lay discreetly amongst the speed, intensity and heady fuzz of their debut and creating an altogether different record, Ullages is a near perfect distillation of their agenda; a record that recalls the shimmering opulence of the Cocteau Twins and the melancholic majesty of Disintegration / Pornography-era The Cure.
Having made available album track Lemontrees to fans earlier this year, the band have now released My Life In Rewind as a single, listen BELOW
The track listing of the stunning 11-track album, recorded at Nave Studios in their hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel and mixed by Craig Silvey, is as follows:
1. Heads Or Tails
3. My Life In Rewind
11. White Lie Lullabies
Finally, having recently embarked on a short tour of intimate venues across the UK, which culminates in a sold-out show at Oslo in London, the band have announced another short run of dates to coincide with the release of the album.
The full list of shows is as follows:
2nd London Oslo
3rd Bristol Fiddlers
4th Norwich Arts Centre
5th Aldershot West End Centre
10th Leicester Oddfellows Club
11th Salford Islington Mill
13th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16th Glasgow Stereo
17th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
19th London Islington Assembly Hall
20th Brighton Great Escape