Every now and again, something appears in the inbox that I’m genuinely interested in. So getting an email with the heading Eagleowl was a welcome treat indeed. Their new single, out shortly, is called ‘Sleep The Winter’ and given my current circumstances that’s a very appealing title.
I attempted to clear the schedule prior to the MPT presents show last weekend but in practice it didn’t work out that way at all. In fact my life has been pretty idiotic with barely a moment of down time in the last month. As a consequence the idea of sleeping the winter is hugely attractive at present.
As does the single. Now Eagleowl do not fall into either of the ‘Manic’ or especially ‘Pop’ categories of this blog’s manifesto, given that they are best known for doing things as slowly as they can. But they certainly offer a different kind of thrill.
‘Sleep The Winter’ is in some ways a bundle of contradictions – melancholy yet uplifting, menacing yet serene, intimate yet stately. In short Eagleowl are unique and quite special.
The single is officially released on 7” and download on Monday 14th December. There’s a single launch in Edinburgh at the Bowery this coming Friday (11th) with support from Dan Willson (Withered Hand) and Jill O’Sullivan from Sparrow and the Workshop followed by a Glasgow launch at the 13th Note on the 14th.
You can check out ‘Sleep The Winter’ at the Eagleowl Myspace. I’ll be buying the single (although sadly not at the launch) and would respectfully suggest you can do the same
You can also get the debut EP ‘For The Thoughts You Never Had’ from here for free if you’re mean!