Steve’n’Seagulls + Sons of Icarus
Very probably the only band on the planet to feature a ride-on lawnmower in their promo photo, Finland’s YouTube sensation Steve N Seagulls are here to put the hick in history!
Originally just a bunch of local yokels from moderately successful bands, this merry mess of country cousins one day decided just for laughs, to hillbillify (yes, ‘hillbillfy’ is henceforth officially a word) and shoot on video the AC/DC staple ‘Thunderstuck’. Little did they know that the home-brewed video of the song would propel the provincial posse into cyberspace stardom virtually overnight. Attention from media both domestic and foreign ensued, resulting to a slew of performances ranging from festival appearances to being the house band in the christening of your grandma’s cat.
Cue a few months, a couple of more videos and several newspaper clippings, and Steve N Seagulls have become a buzzword known to most in their native Finland. Even record labels – notorious for their oblivion of anything worth noting – had the wool pulled from their eyes. All of a sudden Steve N Seagulls find themselves with a recording contract. Comprising of bumpkin bears, clodhopper chords, rural riffs and villager vocals, Farm Machine is the first ever Spinefarm release to feature barnyard boogie and lummox lullabies on the same album.
Steve N Seagulls will play The Borderline, London as part of a wider UK tour.
Support on the night comes from British hard rock four piece, Sons of Icarus.