Eagles Gift, a hallucinated present
Sensitive to dreams of a moist and troubled America, the inhabitants of Angers of Eagles Gift know why it is good to stay hooked to the hypnotic and complex years. They were born from LSD and other psychotic drugs, made from long, winding melodies such as wah wah and distortion. Psychedelic rock is endangered. It is so rare to see it be reborn or even be reinvented in France, since Tame Impala crushes the world and everyone’s fantasies. The 60s were blessed from heaven, and went off with a hallucinatory boom, and offered the most unlikely names. Groups like 13th Floor Elevators, The Byrds and Love flood the smoky brains of ultra-happy youngsters. The post-punk then appears, Echo & The Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees are equally capable of trance, in total muses, and are bluntly aware of their daze. But hey, it’s already too late. This genre of music has arrived and is reclusive and unloved. It still remains stubborn, years later and continues to confuse the minds of perfectly impressionable brains.
Everyone was in their place; we all performed from time to time with each other until the Eagles Gift was founded. “We shared several stages together with our various musical projects. At first the group was to be a “one shot” to bring a sense of levitation except everyone enjoyed it very quickly so we gave it a go”. Then everything came together at breakneck speed: small concerts in a packed theater, skill in our writing, a lot of good feelings, and unanimous interest. Rom and Stw on guitar, Chris on bass, Hugo Simon on drums and keyboard. And everyone singing, more or less. 5 guys who are still working: a first incredible album, a trip to the Promised Land and a second album on the way, recorded with Brett Orisson (sound technician of Black Angels): “The recording was done pretty quickly mostly at night because Brett was coming from the US and had a completely offbeat rhythm. We had a short week ahead of us. “
It’s on the incredible stage of the Austin Psych Fest that has been relocated in Angers called Levitation Festival, that the Eagles Gift identify themselves. But also thanks to the Americans in The Black Angels, who had a six sense: “The meeting with the Black Angles at the Levitation festival allowed us among other things to get in contact with Brett and especially to go play at the Austin Psych Fest” Hugo said. “Our concert in Austin went super well, there was a lot of big American groups but we did not go unseen, the public responded well. It was quite unusual to share the sofas’ with groups like Dandy Warhol, La Femme, etc. “
Rustling sounds become longer and start to bounce. I like the size of “Supernatural NZ” the echoes of the guitar and tortured vocals. I love the Louisiana swamps, dilapidated shacks, midges that bite and True Detective. I also like babas, the “peace”, straddling and scarves, steaming torsos and the blade of grass in the teeth. And even if these images exasperate me, I prefer to say that Eagles Gift is not cliché. LOVE.