With a debut EP that earned praise from, amongst many others Fader, NME, DIY, BBC 6 & Radio 1, Leeds quintet Eades could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. No such move.
The collective harnessed their stakhanovite work ethic to explode into 2021 with raucous new single Former Warnings Cluster. Having four songwriters and two producers at their disposal it’s little surprise that the band pack a pluralistic punch, taking in new-wave, art-punk, noise-rock, garage rock and 90s alternative.
Well-rounded, they channel that rare alchemy of a group with heart, brains, and an ear for a hook. Perhaps some of this sharpness is derived from their DIY approach; all songs are cooked up in the band’s own subterranean Bam Bam Studios. This time around too there’s a new element in the mix, matching the addictive, high-stakes rush of an Eades live show by committing their recordings straight to tape. As lead-vocalist Harry Jordan explains:
“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. This allowed us to be a freer with the performance, speeding up and slowing down to take the song on more of a journey. It was also the first time we’ve recorded to tape, which added a load of other hurdles to overcome, but I think the final product is truer to who we are as a band”.
Building on an exciting start to life as a band, 2021 feels set-up for Eades to demonstrate a staying power born of ruthless enthusiasm and ever-growing precision, and Former Warnings Cluster is an attention-grabbing first jab.