Ahead of The Triumphant Return of EELS tour, arriving in the UK this August, EELS have revealed the music video for new single “You Are the Shining Light”, the latest from their 2018 UK top ten album, The Deconstruction.
Directed by David Horsburgh, illustrated by Teresa Gasco, and animated by Ivan Xavier, Thanos Kousis, and Alexandre Belbari. The video is available to watch HERE.
“You Are the Shining Light” received rave reviews following its appearance on The Deconstruction last year, described by The Independent, who gave the album 4*, as having “the swaggering squall and crunch of a mid-Sixties Hollywood party”. Drowned in Sound, who reviewed the album 7/10, described the track as “a swaying, groovy celebration of the Sixties surf-scene seen through a lens of heavy distortion”.
Following a nineteen-leg tour over the US through April and May, EELS return for a European tour later this year, kicking off headline dates in Switzerland before London’s Hammersmith Apollo on August 21st, as well as and dates in Southampton, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing projects of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 11 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. EELS released their critically acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014, and 2015 saw the release of the band’s extraordinary seventh live album Live at Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the storied London venue and accompanied by a concert film. In the same year, the band’s “Fresh Blood” served as the theme song to HBO’s “The Jinx” and from 2016 to 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series “Love.”
18 UK, Green Man Festival
19 UK, Nottingham, Rock City
20 UK, Southampton, O2 Guildhall
21 UK, London, Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
14 UK. Glasgow, O2 Academy
15 UK, Manchester, Albert Hall