Beginning as a swaggering, punk-inspired outfit, Leeds' Eagulls were formed in 2010 by guitarist Mark Goldsworthy and drummer Henry Ruddel.
The lineup was completed shortly thereafter with the addition of bassist Tom Kelly and second guitarist Liam Matthews; the final piece of the puzzle was the distinct vocals of George Mitchell. They moved rapidly through the Leeds music scene, winning plaudits and fans with their unapologetic, chaotic brand of guitar-driven music, and in early 2011 they released their 7" single "Council Flat Blues" through Not Even Records
. They continued their rapid ascent with shows supporting the likes of Fucked Up
, and Hot Snakes
in 2012 and eventually signed with Partisan Records
. They toured Europe the following year and were invited to industry showcases SXSW in Texas and New York's CMJ. Eagulls, which the band recorded with producer Matt Leeds, arrived in March 2014. For their next album, Eagulls focused on their melodic side and took inspiration from the Cocteau Twins
and the Cure
. Recorded in a converted church, Ullages arrived in May 2016. ~ Scott Kerr, Rovi