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Rising British Punk Band Eagulls Get "Possessed" on New Single

2014 Breakout Band Alert, y'all!
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Much like Danish hardcore band Iceage, Eagulls play actual punk music: You know, the kind that sounds slightly unhinged, messy and relevant. You can listen to "Possessed"—the latest song from their upcoming self-titled debut—above for proof.

Unlike a lot of other beginner punk bands, this Leeds five-piece doesn't just record a catchy rock riff at breakneck speeds and call it a day. They add a level of atmospheric shading to their guitar work that's closer to a Deafheaven or PiL album than a hardcore punk record. That being said, these dudes don't get too esoteric: Singer George Mitchell has a melodic, ragged vocal delivery that recalls Minor Threat, and the songs themselves are more anthemic than atmospheric, as befitting a 21st century punk outfit.

Thanks to songs like "Possessed" and their recent Pitchfork co-sign, Eagulls are on track to be one of the breakout bands of 2014. Watch for their self-titled full-length to drop March 3, and if you're in NYC next week, they're playing two dates before returning to the UK.

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June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

Were the Cubs down or something? Jack White was spotted at last night's baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres looking absolutely miserable. The Cubbies pulled out a 6-0 win over San Diego last night so the White Stripe ideally should have been enjoying himself in spite of the team's current 41-57 record. 

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