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Eades release new single, ‘Former Warnings Cluster’

The track was released last week. Photo taken by Devon Chambers.

Leeds-based group, Eades, have released their newest single, ‘Former Warnings Cluster’, after recently signing to Manchester label, Heist or Hit Records.

A complex track bursting with colourful riffs, ‘Former Warnings Cluster’ combines reeling synths with bubbling harmonies and chunky basslines; propelling from a punky, garage rock sound, into a zipping new wave style outro with rocky hooks and spiralling guitars.

The lyricism surrounds self-destruction and trying to get back on the right track, with lead singer, Harry Jordan, saying: “It’s about getting into good habits and then ruining them; about reinventing yourself time and time again to no avail. It follows a protagonist who ultimately ends up in the gutter thinking over the red flags he’s ignored as an ambulance approaches.”

Describing ‘Former Warnings Cluster’ as the band’s “most ambitious recording yet”, Harry, went on to say “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”, he noted, mentioning that the band also recorded to tape for the first time, resulting in new hurdles, but creating a “final product [which] is a lot more true to who we are as a band moving forward”.

Eades’ first single of the year – ‘Former Warnings Cluster’ comes after a string of songs released throughout 2020, along with the group’s first EP, ‘Microcosmic Things’, which was debuted back in July.

Listen to ‘Former Warnings Cluster’ here: