Introducing... Eyes On Film
With their debut EP Something Wicked (This Way Comes) out at the start of next month, we felt it was about time to introduce you to new London-based four-piece Eyes On Film.
Recorded and produced by band members Joe Leach and Dan Mills, with mixing duties falling to Teo Miller (Placebo), the three-track EP is full to the brim of dirty guitars and distorted vocals, falling the right side of unsettling to be utterly compelling. Check it out for yourself below.
Back with us? Good. Read on for our chat with Joe who took a few minutes outside of the studio - where the band are busy working on their debut album - to acquaint himself you with, our lovely readers.
What's your earliest musical memory?
Buckingham Palace. My Dad marching up and down the square playing with the Coldstream Guards Band.
If you could hold a recording session with any five artists, who would you choose?
Waits, Zappa, Radiohead, Jean-Jaques Perrie, The Bays. All together.
You want to describe your music to a stranger on the street, who do you compare yourself to?
It's balls-out malevolent rock-electronica.
You are going to live on a desert island for a year, which three albums do you take with you?
Zappa's Lumpy Gravy, Waits' Heart Of Saturday Night, The Pixies' Doolittle.
Everyone has a defining music moment, one that lives on in the memory, what is yours?
Miles Davis' A Kind Of Blue - playing backwards whilst impossibly off my trolley on acid in deepest darkest Australia.
What is the best gig you've ever been to and why?
Radiohead Glastonbury 2005. Perfect company, perfect night. Thom Yorke flew and so did we.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Fighting off knickers.
If we were to look at your MP3 player, what is the most embarrassing track or album that we'd find?
'Clown's Pocket' from Good Times.
How would you sell your debut EP Something Wicked (This Way Comes) to us?
I'd roll up to your office with one of those politician's-style loud hailer wagons and melt your face off.
What's next for Eyes On Film?
Some dynamite new tracks to record in The Cowshed and a slot at Live at Leeds on May 5th.
Something Wicked (This Way Comes) is out on May 7th through MI7 Records. Find out more at Eyes On Film's official Facebook and their official Twitter @EyesOnFilmUK.