Friday, 8 May 2015
STEVE'N'SEAGULLS Thunderstruck passes 12 million Youtube views & band tour UK
Steve’N’Seagulls bring their unique style to the UK for a run of shows including two performances at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th to celebrate the release of their debut album Farm Machine
What became a genuine international phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise…
There, in said barn, a bunch of like-minded countrymen—with the emphasis on "country"—played a customized version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," wearing the daftest outfits they could find. They filmed the event, posted the results on YouTube, and within a couple of weeks, the clip had accumulated over five million views. It's now topped out at 12 million. Pretty impressive, right?
For Steve 'N' Seagulls, this was a bolt from the blue, but then, as history shows us, the greatest stories ever told tend to start in a stable… Yes, a stable.
Now, the band is gearing up to release Farm Machine on Spinefarm on May 11. "Finally it's complete!" exclaim the band. "And the fruits of our labour please us. We are now preparing to take on the world!"
Please watch the band take on AC/DC classics "Thunderstruck."
If you need a refresher on who, exactly, Steven'N'Seagulls are, then settle in and get schooled.
Sporting possibly the greatest band name in history, S'N'S, comprised of an acoustic guitarist/vocalist; a banjo player; a double-bassist; a big dude wearing overalls a beaver hat playing mandolin/keyboards/accordion/whatever-he-gets-his-hands-on; and a cajon-straddlin' percussionist, have delivered a 13-track album featuring rural riffs and villager vocals, filled to the brim with "hillbillified" versions of immortal heavy metal standards—the track listing is below.
It's a body of work best enjoyed with a bathtub of moonshine close at hand, but really, as foot-stompingly enjoyable as S'N'S are on record, you ain't seen nothin' 'til you've experienced The 'Gulls live.
The redneck show tours nonstop, rocking the honky-tonks overseas… for now.
Steve'N'Seagulls will skedaddle off to Swedish and Norwegian soil, before raisin' hell at European festivals. In September, they are planning to head over to the U.S. and Canada before returning to Europe for further merriment and mayhem.
Let the hillbillification commence…
"Grand Opening" "Black Dog" "Thunderstruck" "The Trooper" "Ich Will" "Paradise City" "Nothing Else Matters" "Over the Hills and Far Away" "Seek and Destroy" "Holy Diver" "Run to The Hills" "You Shook Me All Night Long" "Cemetery Gates"
UK tour dates
Steve ‘N’Seagulls UK tour May 2015
15 – Brighton, The Great Escape - Viber Stage ay 9.00pm 16 – Brighton, The Great Escape - Shoosh Stage at 7.30pm 17 – Rushden, Club 18 – London, Borderline 19 – Southampton, Talking Heads 20 – Nuneaton, Queens Hall 21 – Harwich, The Red Lion Manningtree