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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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July 30: Third Times's a Charm

July 30: Third Times's a Charm

Still rockin' the slime-green hair, pop queen Katy Perry lands the cover (for the third time!) of Rolling Stone's August 2014 issue. In the revealing cover story Katy responds to cultural appropriation criticisms, having a baby someday, and more. Check out the full interview when the issue hits stands Friday!

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