Watch Eagulls’ Stunning Live Show in Stark ‘Tough Luck’ Video
Post-punk crew's first full-length lands March 4, 2014
Back in November, Eagulls shared the details of their self-titled debut album, which is out on March 4 via Partisan Records. The U.K. post-punks paired that reveal with “Tough Luck,” the LP’s furious first single. Now, the five-piece have unleashed the song’s official music video. Filmed during the band’s recent hometown gig in Leeds, the black-and-white clip offers a stylized look at Eagulls’ live show. Watch it above, then scroll down for details on the group’s upcoming U.S. engagements and lead singer George Mitchell’s explanation behind the meaning of “Tough Luck”:
“Tough Luck” originated from a poem I wrote about my grandad’s webbed feet titled “Thalidomide Poem.” The original poem was written from a child’s “pondering” point of view. Intrigued by difference as a child, I asked why my grandad’s dissimilar feet were so unlike mine and I was told it was due to a tablet which was used “in the olden days” to help mothers get through morning sickness during pregnancy.
I later found out that this tablet was the drug Thalidomide, which caused numerous birth defects. The song is portraying the gamble of trusting in something without knowing the true consequences. “Touch wood,” everything will be fine. But then, “Tough Luck” — sadly, you’re left misfortunate with your gamble.
Eagulls U.S. tour dates:
January 29 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
January 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade