A ‘Heavenly Recordings’ gem landed in the GIGsoup inbox last week and rather than sink under the weight of cold-mailers, invitations to join various gambling sites and the opportunity to collect my overseas lottery winnings it somehow pushed its way to the top of the pile, and we’re mighty glad it did.
Eaves (aka Leeds based musician Joseph Lyons) debut EP ‘As Old as the Grave’ is a quite beautiful release dealing with the type of subject matter some young artists may feel uncomfortable addressing at the infancy of their musical careers. The EP deals with alcoholism and murder but does so with a maturity and dignity rarely seen in an individual of such a young age.
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While the EP only contains three tracks it’s a testament to the artist that each are of the highest quality (‘Timber’ left me frozen to the spot such is its breath-taking simplicity and beauty). There are no remixes or fillers here; instead you’re presented with material that would grace the most accomplished of LP’s. It’s incredibly strong song writing for a debut and leaves you frantically licking your lips for more. The harmonies and vocal arrangements are quite spectacular and if comparisons were to me made then Jeff Buckley would certainly be a good reference point.
Eaves star is most certainly on the rise. The artist has already received prime-time airplay and is currently touring with the equally impressive Nick Mulvey (see dates below). We are assured that an LP is on course for Spring 2015
The EP’s track-listing is as follows…
1.As Old As The Grave
3.Alone in my Mind
If you’d like to see Eaves live then…
19th November 2014 – Komplex Klub, Zurich
22nd November 2014 – Muziekgieterji, Maastricht
24th November 2014 – Stadsschouwburg, Groningen
25th November 2014 – Botanique, Brussels
27th November 2014 – Bia, Oslo
28th November 2014 – Idea Bar, Copenhagen
30th November 2014 – Mosebacke Sodra Teatern, Stockholm
2nd December 2014 – Studio 672, Cologne
3rd December 2014 – Turmzimmer, Hamburg
4th December 2014 – Maschinenhaus, Berlin
9th December 2014 – Whelan’s, Dublin
10th December 2014 – Limelight, Belfast
11th December 2014 – Triskel Christchurch, Cork