With over 12 million YouTube views for their take on AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, Steve’N’Seagulls bring their unique style to the UK for a run of shows to celebrate the release of their debut album Farm Machine on Spinefarm Records.
Barnyard Boogiemen STEVE’N’SEAGULLS, go from Viral Sensation to signed act with over 12 million Youtube views for
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 18. “Finally it’s complete!” exclaim the band. “And the fruits of our labour please us. We are now preparing to take on the world!”
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…
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Over the Hills and Far Away”
“Seek and Destroy”
“Run to The Hills”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
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
To purchase tickets go to www.kililive.com