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But following disgusting maybe a couple of people, Eagulls have decided that maybe a couple isn't enough. With their latest video Hollow Visions, Eagulls have made a consciously revolting, disgusting, stomach-curdling video to accompany an already angsty post-punk song. And fuck, isn't it beautiful?
With every intention to shock the listener, Eagulls already tentative, tetchy sound is aided by a three minute long video of an eye being surgically cut into, all the tissue being cut and pulled, with blood seeping out of the slash wounds. Surgical instruments and needles sew right through the white liquiddy bit of the eye, whilst occasionally the odd lyrics flashes up. I think it's the best thing ever. Seriously.
Whist music videos are something I generally choose to ignore consciously, this is one of the greatest examples of a music video as modern art ever. It's kind of like Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou (where Pixies lift the lyric "Slicing up eyeballs from") where eyeballs get sliced. Only kind of slower, and more graphic, and with a musical accompaniment to match. I think Salvador Dali would see Eagulls as visionaries, he'd love 'em, because it's really the first time anyone in the public eye has used a music video this way.
Although it's understandably disgusting to a lot of people, (Pitchfork ran an article on it called "Is This The Grossest Music Video Ever?") Eagulls are one of the few bands ever to do anything interesting with music videos. By defacing an eye, they seem to have given some new life to the promotional music video. This band are seriously something special, I swear.
(written by calum cashin)