Eyesore & The Jinx share their new single ‘Nightlife’, released on Eggy Records. 2020 has started with a bang, playing with the Jesus & The Mary Chain and Fontaines DC in a Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, followed by a flying visit to Eurosonic to perform in a big school and have a chat with Abbie McCarthy for Radio One. On top of that they’ve just supported U-Bahn at YES in Manchester and have now shared this new single, readying themselves for the fistful of gigs that come with it. They play a headline show for Eat Your Own Ears at The Shacklewell Arms on Wednesday 25th March, grab a free ticket here.
Previous single ‘Leisure Time’ earned Eyesore multiple BBC 6Music plays, Spotify and Apple Music playlist adds and transatlantic support from Stereogum, Paste and KEXP (Song of The Day). ‘Nightlife’ is the second single to be released from a forthcoming EP.
The singles before that saw them commenting on social media isolationism and an overall doomed feeling in society due to the current political landscape. Twitchy, socially minded, acerbic post-punk has always felt natural for Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx.There was never a plan to be a ‘political band’, it’s purely the result of writing about what they see and feel in their lived experience.
This new EP, featuring their upcoming single ‘Nightlife’, marks a new phase for the band. A very different tempo, a different groove, a different approach – sharpened in the studio with producer Daniel Fox, also known as the bassist from Dublin’s much loved Girl Band. Eyesore & The Jinx now have a proven track recorded of creating absolutely dreadful characters that live at the heart of each of their tracks. They reflect modern life in Britain without the need to preach political views. Nightlife sticks a magnifying glass on a new subject for the band – the bright lights of City Centre Liverpool on a Saturday night.
Josh Miller (bassist and singer) of the band says about the track:
‘Nightlife’ is a two minute and thirty four second love song dedicated to the parochial tribalism and high end glamour of our dear little home-town’s night-time economy. Where inflatable penis wielding hen parties and handsy bouncers rule with diamante fists and the small time drug dealers curb-crawl listlessly in leased BMWs.
Eyesore & The Jinx are part of an exciting group of bands and artists that make up the cohort of Merseyside taste-makers Eggy Records. The label acts as a co-operative, a supportive group of creatives and misfits who have built something very special, recently profiled by the NME. There seems to be a spotlight on what is happening with this group of artists, with Eggy being selected to host a showcase at 2019’s BBC 6Music Festival, of which Eyesore & The Jinx headlined, not to mention last Summer’s trip to Russia to play two festivals as part of the UK Russia Year of Music with label mate newbies STORES. Their first international trip as a band was certainly a memorable one.
Their sphere of influence is quickly expanding out of their home region. Their last three singles received extensive national radio support, including a 6Music Roundtable win for ‘On An Island’ produced by Jonathan Hartley from iconic Liverpool psych-surgeons Clinic. Their most recent single ‘Swill’ was the first track they recorded with Daniel Fox alongside Matt Freeman at Fresh Goods Studio, Birkenhead. This relationship worked very well and the band headed back in soon after to record their forthcoming EP. Nightlife is the second single to come from this future release, funded by a special PRS Foundation Momentum fund in conjunction with Liverpool City Council.
Tue 24th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Wed 25th – The Shacklewell Arms, London
Sat 28th – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Josh Miller – vocals, bass
Liam Bates – guitar
Eoghan Robinson – drums