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Barnyard Boogiemen Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Go From Viral Sensation to Signed Act

Barnyard Boogiemen Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Go From Viral Sensation to Signed Act

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls

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 10 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 12. “Finally it’s complete!” exclaim the band. “And the fruits of our labour please us. We are now preparing to take on the world!” The band has just revealed the video for its take on another AC/DC classic—”You Shook Me All Night Long.” The video features hilarious moments in the barn – as well as awkward moments at the ice hockey rink. Shakin’ Steves all night long!

Watch the video here:

If you need a refresher on who, exactly, Steve’N’Seagulls are, then settle in and get schooled.

Sporting possibly the greatest band name in history, Steve’N’Seagulls, comprised of an acoustic guitarist/vocalist; a banjo player; a double-bassist; a big dude wearing overalls a beaver hat playing mmandolin/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 Steve’N’Seagulls 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…

Track Listing:
“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”

Steve ’N’ Seagulls UK tour May 2015
16 – Brighton, The Great Escape
17 – Rushden, Athletic 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

Album pre-order: iTuneshttp://apple.co/1Fq6Pjh

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!