Two years ago the Leeds band Eagulls released their excellent self-titled debut album, a jaggedly noisy post-punk LP with varying degrees of shoegaze euphoria creeping in from the edges. Today they’re back with the first single from their second album, “Lemontrees.” No specifics about the project yet, just this note:
• Here’s a new track off our forthcoming 2nd LP, we planned to release material a bit later on, but after missing a show last week, we thought we’d share this. More to come •
The one thing we can glean from this track’s shimmering jangle and strong rhythmic undercurrent is that Eagulls are morphing into something cleaner and more approachable. The echo-chamber aggression has given way to a sparkling sonic environment situated somewhere between the Smiths, Shins, and Stone Roses. It’s a lovely development, and you can check it out below.