TUNE Eades - I Want More
Having already delivered one of the most exhilarating and rounded debut EPs of the year in Microcosmic Things, Leeds quartet Eades prove they’re not ones to rest on their laurels with stirring punk ballad ‘I Want More’ – out via Bam Bam Records on September 9th.
Once again showcasing their chameleonic approach to guitar music tradition, the track starts as a proto punk slow burner, before exploding with rabble-rousing intent into buoyant indie, taking a left turn at early Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and Garage-Rock. As ever, these touchstones are distilled into a unique, forward-looking sound by their self-production – the final result a distinctly modern sound from this coalescence of genres.
In the spirit of constant evolution, and as their mastery of song-writing and production continues, the band begin to experiment with noise too - elements of Pavement, Sonic Youth and Parquet Courts creeping into their sound.
The themes of the track are a new take on a well-worn trope too – the antagonistic but necessary relationship between a musician’s art and 9-5 drudgery, as lead vocalist Harry Jordan explains:
“When we wrote ‘I Want More’ I was in a pretty strange place, working a real dead end job just doing what I could to stay in Leeds and make music. I guess it reflects pretty well about how we all felt as musicians - finishing uni, feeling a bit lost and wanting more from life than the rat race our friends around us were joining.”
Perhaps accordingly, the track is a roll towards euphoria in its escapism – a vessel through which the four-piece invite you into their gang, as drummer Dan Clifford-Smith follows on:
“It instantly hits you in the feels - when we first started jamming it, it wasn't long for us to figure out it was going to be one of our favourite tunes. The coolest thing about it is the way we play it live, everyone goes absolutely mental and locks in so deep with one another. Can't wait to start gigging again once lockdown ends, catch us live in 2069.”
Arriving close to fully-formed in intention across sound and message, their breezy self-confidence, born of time spent cutting their teeth around a fertile scene in Leeds, has started turning heads across the board, with FADER, NME, DIY, KCRW, The Line of Best Fit, DORK Magazine and more lining up to call themselves fans, and predicting big things.
‘I Want More’ is the new single from Eades - out on September 9th via Bam Bam Records.
Eades are Harry Jordan (Vocals and Guitar),Tom O'Reilly (Lead Guitar), Dave Lancaster (Bass), and Dan Clifford-Smith (Drums).