Bull “Eugene”

This song starts out with a soft, slow melody with a vocal line wondering what exactly the point is. It’s humbling, while also a bit melancholic, and leads easily into the start of the beat with a heavy bass line. The backing vocals really turn the song into something more aligned with inner speculation. The lyrics, which start off a bit desolate, accompanied with a sound that makes you want to tap your toe gives this song a great hook and sets the listener up for the heavier beat that hits about half way through. At this point, we’re introduced to a heavier drum part and quickly led into a guitar solo that pulls the listener in before spiraling back to the same, easy going melody we started with. From here, the song continues on until dying out like the sound of an amp being turned off, stopping a bit abruptly like most things do in life. When accompanied with a very impressive stop-motion music video, this song offers an eccentric taste that sets it apart from many others.

 

This York based slacker rock outfit have been gaining some strong momentum that has seen them played on Radio 6 by Steve Lamacq and recently supporting bands such as the Orielles, Pip Blom, and Canshaker Pi.

The four piece play songs in the style of Pavement/Pixies/Pumpkins and anything else amazing that begins with a P. They are often melodic, sometimes frantic, dynamic, and always unpredictable.

In the spring of 2017 Tom Beer, Dan Lucas, Kai West and Tom Gabbatiss, decided on a whim, to go to Germany. Their planning was extremely minimal. They built a suitcase drum kit packed up their shit and took off on their first trip abroad together. They slept in the basement of a YMCA and went about the business of successfully booking a two night dive bar tour of Berlin.

As fate would have it, the band crossed paths with SPIRAL STAIRS (Pavement). They took a liking to Bull and agreed to play at the band’s impromptu house party the following night. Live sound engineer and producer, Remko Schouten (Pavement, The Jicks) ran the rig at the house party and afterwards invited Bull to record with him in Amsterdam – far out!

This chance meeting allowed Bull to realize the classic childhood dream, playing their way through Europe and all the way to Austin, Texas – South By South West.

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