It’s been a quiet year for the Everlasting Yeah (for reasons explained below). But they did manage to secure a wider release for the brilliant debut album ‘Anima Rising’ on Occultation Recordings and, improbably yet excitingly, started work on the follow up.
Guitarist/vocalist Reamann O’Gormain talks us through what was, in many ways, a disappointing year for the Yeah …
Your Own Music
Your own musical highlight of the year?
The proper full release of “Anima Rising” on the Occultation Recordings label.
We recently went back into the studio to work on the follow up to AR. I was apprehensive as I think AR will be hard to top but what we came away with made me feel confident that we can make another really special record.
Favourite performance of the year?
Because we didn’t play live ourselves this year I’d have to say Eska’s concert at the “Rich Mix” in Bethnal Green during the summer. At this stage I still hadn’t heard here debut and I was totally blown away. I unfortunately got my car towed away during the gig and had to pay £250 to get it back later on but it was still worth it to have witnessed such a major talent announce herself.
What’s the one thing that went wrong in 2015 you’d like to fix?
The sad fact that The Everlasting Yeah didn’t do any gigs at all this year. This is because one off gigs are too costly for us at the moment and a lot of hassle. We aren’t yet at a level where we can get enough well paid shows to organise into a tour but hopefully this will be rectified in the coming year.
What you gonna be doing next year?
More live gigs and recording/releasing the EY’s second album. I’m also writing the screenplay for a movie based on a short story I wrote for PUSH magazine some time ago. There is also talk of an anthology of my short stories and poetry being published.
3 songs or LPs you’ve listened to the most in 2015?
Eska’s debut album.
For your pleasure – Roxy Music (LP)
Black Messiah D’Angelo
Best gig attended in 2015?
Eska – Rich Mix
Biggest surprise of 2015?
That the Everlasting Yeah never played any gigs. Shocking!
Biggest letdown of 2015?
Being ill/experiencing health problems for at least 14 weeks of 2015 (and even worse falling really ill whilst on holiday). It’s amazing how one little pill a day (metaformin) has subsequently changed my life for the better! Everyone should educate themselves about diabetes and know the tell-tale signs. If unchecked it can be potentially very serious indeed.
Who should we be looking out for in 2016?
The Everlasting Yeah! Their upcoming second album! It will be our year! Oh yes it shall!
Anything and Everything
Event of 2015
Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party. After the disappointment and disaster of the Millibland years some cause for a bit of hope and optimism. He’s not perfect by any means but he’s a refreshing change from Blairite spin and bullshit.
Hero of 2015
Jeremy Corbyn again for so graciously tolerating the mountain of bs written about him in the satanic UK establishment media and the backstabbing Blairites in the PLP.
Also Saga from “The Bridge”! I’m a Johnny come lately to the series but I have enjoyed series three immensely and will be catching up on the other two post haste.
Lowpoint of 2015
Living through another year of Tory (mis)rule. You think that these bastards can’t stop any lower and they always find a way.
Villain of 2015
Louis Van Gaal. Still waiting for his “philosophy” to kick in. Maybe it’s time to kick him out.
Any Tory MP or voter. Pick. Any. One.
Favourite book of 2015
“Why I took early retirement on being Mr Wonderful” the memoirs of Paul PJ McCartney, lead singer with Derry legends Bam Bam and the Calling (my first band) and not the ex-Beatle.
Favourite film of 2015
Brooklyn and Ex-Machina
Something to look forward to in 2016?
I’m always optimistic for the year ahead. The Tories (yes those arseholes again) are making it hard to imagine a brighter future at the moment however you just never know what’s around the corner. 2015 wasn’t that great so hoping for bigger and better things this time around. Having sorted out some health problems that have been dogging me all year I look forward to anything and everything that the coming year will bring. Better music, films, books. New friends. Travelling somewhere new hopefully. A way out of the old routine!