Eels | Preview


Mark Oliver “E” Everett is certainly no stranger to the difficulties life can throw at one. From subjects of loneliness, death, and mental illness – often drawn from personal experience – he has penned several heart-rending albums under Eels, as multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and the band’s sole member.

‘The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett’, set for release this May, marks the band’s eleventh studio release. In contrast to their previous album ‘Wonderful, Glorious’, ‘Cautionary Tales’ presents a stripped-back, personal and vitally raw sound. It is Eels at their most vulnerable, which hearkens the days of 2005’s magnum-opus ‘Blinking Lights and Other Revelations’, and what Everett was aiming for on 2010’s ‘End Times’.

As they embark on a worldwide tour to support the release, Everett and co will be playing a show at Colston Hall this July. Unlike their last show in Bristol – when they played a lively rock’n’roll oriented set at the O2 Academy, culminating in an unexpected third encore of ‘Dog Faced Boy’ – the show looks set to be an intimate, seated performance. This is certainly an opportunity not to be missed, to see one of the best alternative rock bands of the past twenty years up close and personal.

Check out single ‘Mistakes Of My Youth’ right here: