leeds five-piece eades have exploded into 2021 with new single 'former warnings cluster', the band's debut release with manchester tastemaker label heist or hit. with raucous guitar and punchy rhythms, the track has an overall low-fidelity rawness that incorporates all the best parts of new wave, art-punk, garage rock and 90s alternative.
lyrically, the song discusses tendencies toward self-destruction and the seemingly endless cycle of attempts at redemption followed by inevitable failure.
"it's about getting into good habits and then ruining them; about reinventing yourself time and time again to no avail." lead vocalist harry jordan explains. "it follows a protagonist who ultimately ends up in the gutter thinking over the red flags he's ignored as an ambulance approaches."
speaking further on the track, harry says "'former warnings cluster' is probably our most ambitious recording yet. we've always felt we didn't match our live sound, so we decided to shake up the process. it was recorded live in my basement, with vocals and a few overdubs added later. this allowed us to be a lot more free with the performance, speeding up and slowing down to take the song on a bit of a journey. it was also the first time we've ever recorded to tape, which added a load of other hurdles to overcome, but i think the final product is a lot more true to who we are as a band moving forward."
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