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City: Leeds
Country: UK
Genre: Rock
Styles: Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Post-Punk, Lo-Fi
on since February 17, 2021

Selected Reviews and Comments

“leather-jacketed cool” The Guardian - Tracks of the Week 

“Eades sing about delusion, toxicity, depression and denial with a self-awareness that is lacerating, lampooning and bracingly bleak. What a brilliant band.” The Sunday Times - Breaking Act 

“punchy and familiar” The FADER 

“Get to know Eades” NME 

“atypical blend of sun-kissed indie and new wave” DIY 

“a centralized theme of controlled chaos on a sonic level” Brooklyn Vegan 

Leeds quintet Eades release debut album ‘Delusion Spree’ today via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Brad Stank) - with physical vinyl set to drop May 6th

Harnessing a pluralistic punch of new wave, art-punk, garage rock and 90s alternative in a joyously infectious manner, Eades are a gang you want to be a part of. Gorging on the eclectic sprawl of the guitar-music cannon, and latching onto the traditions that get their blood pumping, the resulting maelstrom of sound is at once effervescent, snarling and invigorating.  

Through this sonic swirl they channel the nervous stop-start energy of mid-twenties despondency affected by addiction and mental-health issues, time spent navigating life choices, micro-analysis of friendships and interactions, and yearning for less complicated days. All filtered through a satirical lens, and never lacking in self-awareness. 

Self-produced, and recorded live a la inspirations Parquet CourtsPixies and The Strokes’ early work, there is an energy alchemised by the confidence each individual member has in their craft. This is amplified by the psychic connection established by hours of practice, and the rough and tumble of auxiliary commitments as an indie-band in this day and age. 

We went in to record a classic” states lead singer and frontman Harry Jordan of ‘Delusion Spree’. As manifestos go, they don’t come much more straight shooting. “Lyrically, we wanted to talk about issues we’ve been going through without sounding like preachy dickheads” adds guitarist and vocalist Tom O’Reilly.  

The result is a document of a group seizing a moment and making it entirely their own. In order to fully express themselves, it was essential to have no distractions. A remote farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales was selected as the location - “We had 15 days to convert the place into a studio and record 16 tracks.” The sense of urgency had a profound effect on the album, proving central to its authentic, energetic and immediate sound. “It also stripped us of the opportunity to add in any bullshit” drummer / producer Dan Clifford-Smith adds.  

Harry remembers one instant of impulsive creation: “We recorded ‘Voodoo Doll’ sat cross legged on the floor on 2am. After what had been a long day and a heavy night, we decided to let loose and jam. I was convinced laser beams were coming out my amp… turned out it was Lily playing the synth through an amp next to mine”. 

Regarding the camaraderie that gets built when undertaking a project in this manner, synth-player / percussionist / vocalist Lily Fontaine observes - “Being stuck in a secluded place made recording the album a special experience. All sorts of in-jokes and memories flood in when I listen back. I hope that that joy comes across”

In terms of lasting memories Dan recollects that one day during recording “we accidentally let 200 sheep into the back yard. A small gate was left open and they took their chance. I respect that.” A seemingly throwaway line, it’s symbolic of Eades’ attitude towards the process; either there are no sheep in the garden or 200. There is no in-between. Or more succinctly, “Predictably unpredictable” as Tom puts it. 

The GuardianFADERNMEDIYBrooklyn Vegan and more have been swept up in the band’s fizzing energy - and DJs at BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq), Radio 1 (Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley) and KCRW (Travis Holocmbe) have championed on the air. This sets an exciting foundation for a true coming of age on ‘Delusion Spree’. 

Delusion Spree’, the debut album from Eades, is out now via Heist or Hit and was produced by Harry Jordan and Dan Clifford-Smith of the band. 

Eades are Harry Jordan (Vocals and Guitar), Tom O'Reilly (Lead Guitar, vocals), Sam Wilde (Bass), Dan Clifford-Smith (Drums) and Lily Fontaine (Synths, Percussion, Vocals). 

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