On October 24th, The Crescent will be graced with the presence of Leeds band Eagulls, with support from American four-piece Protomartyr and York natives Fawn Spots. It promises to be a night of the very best of modern pop-punk, with the band promoting this May’s new album Ullages, which marked a change in tempo whilst maintaining the band’s standard high quality tracks. With a mixture of old successes like ‘Nerve Endings’ and ‘Tough Luck’ and new ventures including ‘Velvet’, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Lemontrees’, we could list almost every song as one to be excited about hearing.
The fragility displayed in singer George Mitchell’s lyrics, alongside an eerie, almost haunting backing via the guitars of Mark Goldsworthy and Liam Matthews, Tom Kelly’s bass and Henry Ruddel’s drums all combine to provide the very best that post-punk has to offer today. Combined with the intimacy of The Crescent, it all bodes well for a night of great entertainment for those reminiscing about the 70s and the birth of post-punk, as well as fans of the pure, open and reflective beauty of Eagulls.
Eagulls play York’s Crescent on the 24th of October. Tickets are available here.By Will Strickson