Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
This week has been an exciting one for Eels and their far-reaching fanbase. They have this week revealed the official music video for their new single ‘Good Night On Earth’, taken from their upcoming fourteenth studio album ‘Extreme Witchcraft’, set for release on January 28th.
Directed by Steven Mertens, this nightmare vision sees an intergalactic clash of the titans. As Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka ‘E’, is immortalised as an anchorman of Godzillian proportions, disaster strikes, the world burns, laser warfare ensues, and an evil lobster kaiju must be stopped.
E co-produced ‘Extreme Witchcraft’ with PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, marking the first time the two have recorded together since 2001’s ‘Souljacker’ album. Eels are also set for their upcoming Spring, 2022 ‘Lockdown Hurricane’ tour of Europe and America, starting March 11, in Belfast.
Eels have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), Eels have released 13 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III. 2020’s Earth To Dora album, received extensive critical praise, and was described as “their sweetest natured album ever” by The Independent and awarded four stars in MOJO and NME.
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UK TOUR DATES
Telegraph Building, Belfast, UK — March 11
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland — March 12
Roundhouse, London, UK — March 14
Albert Hall, Manchester, UK — March 15
Barrowland, Glasgow, UK — March 16
Rock City, Nottingham, UK — March 17
02 Guildhall, Southampton, UK — March 18