‘Delusion Spree’ is the debut album by Leeds quintet Eades. As debut albums go, Eades really set themselves a challenge. Choosing a remote farmhouse to record in, they had fifteen days to convert it to a studio and record the album. The result is a collection of songs that has a sense of camaraderie and urgency set to blazing guitars and energetic drums.
Throughout ‘Delusion Spree’, Eades sing as one which only serves to grab your attention and get taken along for the ride. With touches of art indie in tracks like ‘Ever Changing’ and The Pixies-esque of ‘Smoking Hour’, Eades sound is both familiar yet fresh.
The youthful exuberance of tracks such as ‘A Welcome Goodbye’ and ‘Backseat Politic’ are palpable. The sugary sweet ‘I’m Holding Back Your Hair’ showcases synth player Lily Fontaine’s sweet vocals with that effortless cool that peppers throughout ‘Delusion Spree’.
For an album recorded live, ‘Delusion Spree’ is bursting with the kind of energy that you can’t capture with conventional means. You get the feeling that Eades are family with their group vocals and music that is super tight yet has a looseness that lends an authenticity to it. Part pop, part indie, part garage, Eades are the real deal with a sound that is both fun and mean and will definitely grab your attention.