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Eades Share New Single ‘Forgive My Mind’

November 12, 2020
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Eades Share New Single ‘Forgive My Mind’

With one of the most exhilarating and rounded debut EPs of the year in ‘Microcosmic Things’ under their belts, Leeds quintet Eades add wonky, slacker-indebted new tune ‘Forgive My Mind’ to their armoury – out via Bam Bam Records now.

Following anthemic proto-punk stirrer ‘I Want More’ it reveals yet another side to the band, once again showcasing their discerning magpie approach to the guitar music cannon. Melding noise-rock elements and the infectious noodling of Pavement and Sonic Youth with Parquet Courts style interplay between vocals and guitar, there’s a lightness and welcoming in the obvious chemistry between each band member. 

As ever, these garage-rock, post-punk and New Wave 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. They’ve also opened up their basement studio to other local acts, with the view to creating a community of likeminded artists helping each other navigate a tricky time for the scene. 

Eades create this hook that pulls you in and then the power of their instrumentation intensifies and breaks through all boundaries and mesmerizes their audience.

Eades flawlessly capture their exhilarating energy within their recorded efforts. “Forgive My Mind” exudes this energy, that passion is then fused with the bands’ use of their talent to combine their intense harmonies and their wordsmith charm found in the lyrics. 

Thematically, it continues their habit of juxtaposing infectious, major-key music to lyrics tackling late-night introspection. Pulling from a personal well on this occasion, lead vocalist Harry Jordan explains the inspiration: 

“I was reflecting on a time of my life where I was a bit all over the place. I went to go see a doctor and I was prescribed anti-depressants and beta blockers. I appreciate for some people they help and I’m absolutely open to that, but for me they made me feel even worse. I was in a meeting for about 5 minutes and walked out with some pretty hefty prescriptions… I spoke to a friend who suffered from real bad depression and we were on the same dose which I was pretty shocked by.  

Although looking back now, the experience definitely pushed me in the right direction which I can now see as a positive.” 

Arriving close to fully-formed in intention across sound and message, their breezy self-confidence, born of time spent cutting their teeth around a fertile scene in Leeds, has started turning  heads across the board, Steve Lamacq has been a big champion at BBC 6 Music and at press FADERNMEDIYSo Young MagazineKCRWThe Line of Best FitDORK Magazine and more lining up to call themselves fans, and predicting big things. 

Forgive My Mind’ is the new single from Eades – out now via Bam Bam Records

Eades are Harry Jordan (Vocals and Guitar), Tom O’Reilly (Lead Guitar), Dave Lancaster (Bass) &  Dan Clifford Smith (Drums), Lily Fontaine (Synths, Percussion).

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