The songs we’ve heard so far from Eagulls have been ferociously shouted, violently deployed post-punk anthems — “Nerve Endings,” “Tough Luck,” and their cover of Killing Joke’s “Requiem” among them. The Leeds band’s latest single “Possessed” is like that too, but it’s sopping with the same sonic bliss that bathed Loveless and the music of many MBV disciples since. “Possessed” hits hard even by this band’s standards, and Eagulls execute that viscerally dreamy aesthetic better than most folks not named Kevin Shields, so the track furthers the already strong case that Eagulls is a debut not to miss this year. Stream “Possessed” below.
Eagulls is out 3/3 via Partisan.