A few weeks ago Vanya HQ had one of those “MTV in the early ’90s moments,” as we were lazily flipping through the channels of our television and stumbled upon British post-punk band Eagulls performing their single “Possessed” on Jools Holland. We first heard the British post-punk band the month prior at SXSW, when they crashed our list of five bands that restored our faith in rock and roll.
But this performance was next-level cool. Raw, mechanical, stand-in-one-place-and-rip-the-ceiling-up type shit; like if Echo & the Bunnymen went hardcore. We called people in from the other room to watch it. DVR buttons were pressed. Hard.