Having already delivered one of the most exhilarating and rounded debut EPs of the year with Microcosmic Things, Leeds’ Eades prove they’re not ones to rest on their laurels with the stirring punk ballad ‘I Want More’–out via Bam Bam Records.
Once again showcasing their chameleonic approach to guitar music tradition, the track starts as a proto-punk slow burner, before exploding with rabble-rousing intent into buoyant indie, taking a left turn at early Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, and Garage Rock. As ever these touchstones are distilled into a unique, forward-looking sound by their self-production–the final result a distinctly modern sound from this coalescence of genres. In the spirit of constant evolution, and as their mastery of song-writing and production continues, the band begins to experiment with noise too – elements of Pavement, Sonic Youth, and Parquet Courts creeping into their sound.
The themes of the track are a new take on a well-worn trope too–the antagonistic but necessary relationship between a musician’s art and 9-5 drudgery, as lead vocalist Harry Jordan, explains:
“When we wrote‘I Want More’ I was in a pretty strange place, working a real dead-end job just doing what I could to stay in Leeds and make music. I guess it reflects pretty well about how we all felt as musicians – finishing uni, feeling a bit lost, and wanting more from life than the rat race our friends around us were joining.”
Perhaps accordingly, the track is a roll towards euphoria in its escapism–a vessel through which the four-piece invite you into their gang, as drummer Dan Clifford-Smith follows on: “It instantly hits you in the feels – when we first started jamming it, it wasn’t long for us to figure out it was going to be one of our favorite tunes. The coolest thing about it is the way we play it live, everyone goes absolutely mental and locks in so deep with one another. Can’t wait to start gigging again once lockdown ends, catch us live in 2069.”