Currently nearing the end of a co-headline tour of Britain, Leeds’ post-punk quintet Eagulls are sharing a stage with Detroit’s Protomartyr in the intimate surroundings of The Crescent, a welcoming and laid-back community space in the centre of York this week (Monday October 24th).
The tour represents something of a transatlantic meeting of minds, a miniature showcase of the best and most imaginative indie acts that Britain and the States have to offer in 2016. Both are sharply literate and ferocious in sound and mind. Both have also released immensely enjoyable albums in the last 12 months, with Protomartyr’s third LP The Agent Intellect released in October 2015 and Eagulls’ sophomore album Ullages dropping in May this year.
However, where Eagulls’ slate-grey and gothic sound is driven by George Mitchell’s existential howl, urgent in its immediacy and sense of enveloping panic – particularly on their exceptional 2014 debut – Protomartyr adopt a slightly more resigned stance, with their singer Joe Casey’s baritone vocals more indebted to the muttered, skewed poetic ramblings and insights of Mark E. Smith.
Fawn Spots, a post-punk band from York whose first album was released in March 2015, provide the support slot.
You can buy tickets for this intimate but prestigious tour here!
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