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This York-based slacker York outfit have been gaining some strong momentum that has seen them played on Radio 6 by Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens and recently supporting bands such as Spiral Stairs, Squid, The Orielles, Pip Blom and Canshaker Pi.

The four piece play songs in the style of Pavement/Pixies/Pumpkins and anything else amazing that begins with a P. They are often melodic, sometimes frantic, dynamic and always unpredictable.

In the spring of 2017 Tom Beer, Dan Lucas, Kai West and Tom Gabbatiss, decided on a whim, to go to Germany. Their planning was extremely minimal. They built a suitcase drum kit packed up their shit and took off on their first trip abroad together. They slept in the basement of a YMCA and went about the business of successfully booking a two night dive bar tour of Berlin.

As fate would have it, the band crossed paths with SPIRAL STAIRS (Pavement). They took a liking to Bull and agreed, along with Dutch rock royalty CANSHAKER PI, to play at the band's impromtu house party the following night. Live sound engineer and producer, Remko Schouten (Pavement, The Jicks, Sun Kill Moon) ran the rig at the house party and afterwards invited Bull to record with him in Amster- dam - far out! This chance meeting allowed Bull to realise the classic childhood dream, playing their way through Europe and all the way to Austin, Texas - South By South West.

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"The idiosyncratic four-piece invoke the spirit of indie-rock royalty while retaining a wild, undepredictable energy all of their own." Andy Brown, Soundlab (On Brudenell Social Club gig played 21/01/19)

"It's a very pretty song” - Stephen Malkmus on 'Eugene' - NTS Radio

“Their sound is easy to define yet so unique to the act. Eugene is the perfect example of Bull‘s abilities to create a song structure which explodes and that which is equally delicate as it is obscure. Impressive.” - Circuit Sweet (on Tapetown Session, August 2019)

“Bull radiate warmth wherever they play, like a big sonic hug. The personification of nonchalant, the occasional failing of a guitar amp is taken in stride. A band who make every performance feel like they’re playing in your living room.” - Pretend Online (on Humber Street Sesh, August 2019)

"Guitar pop, but not as we know it. [...] Strange and unexpected things happen in Bull's songs. And that makes it a very nice and exciting band. [...] This group also excels in a cheerful appearance on stage; you almost believe that it is only fun to play in a band." Wim du Mortier, Chaos Magazine (On Rotterdam show with Squid played 17/09/2019)

MORE PRESS

So Young Magazine, 2019
It’s Not Records, 2019
Yack Magazine, 2019
Our Culture Mag, 2019
Black Plastic, 2019
Fault Magazine, 2019
Queen City Sounds and Art, 2019
Austin Town Hall, 2019
Circuit Sweet, 2019
Culture Addicts, 2019
Clunk Mag, 2019
Circuit Sweet, 2019
United by Pop, 2019
Velvet Independent, 2019
High Five For, 2019
Chaos Music, 2019
Come Here Floyd, 2019
Bands of Tomorrow, 2019
Born Music Online, 2019
Bizzarre, 2019
Indie is not a genre, 2019

PLAYLISTS

Lo Fi Indie Spotify Playlist, 2019
Sub Pop Suggests Spotify Playlist, 2019
Born Music, 2019
Imperfect Fifth, 2019
Eat This Music, 2019
Aften Bladet, 2019 The Edge of Indie Rock, 2019

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