Eels - The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels - The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

E’s got some front. The last time I caught Eels live they were playing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Oh Well’ at V Festival dressed as homeless hippies, and now he expects people to swallow a mournful acoustic album about existential misery and girls,...

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Eels - 'Wonderful, Glorious'

Eels - 'Wonderful, Glorious'

The tail end of the last decade could easily have felt like a swansong for the man called E. After putting out a greatest hits record and writing a staggeringly sad but life-affirming autobiography, he fired out a trio of albums (2009’s...

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Album review: Eels - 'Tomorrow Morning' (E Works)

Album review: Eels - 'Tomorrow Morning' (E Works)

Hold on to your heartstrings because Mark ‘E’ Everett ’s bi-polar emotional gauge is on the upswing. It’s not exactly the party soundtrack of the summer, but ‘Tomorrow Morning’ finds the Eels mainman nervously emerging from the...

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Album review: Eels - End Times (Vagrant/Cooperative)

Album review: Eels - End Times...

We like to hope that lawyers specialising in heartbreak and bitter recriminations have Eels ’ eighth studio effort, aka Mark ‘E’ Everett ’s “divorce album”, looping in their waiting rooms. Still brimming with depressing song subjects...

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Album review: Eels - 'Hombre Lobo'

Album review: Eels - 'Hombre Lobo'

Another set of photos of Mark ‘E’ Everett sporting an implausibly large beard, another new Eels album. They’ll probably keep popping out with the regularity and predictability of strangulation threats on Eminem records. Last year E...

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Eels : Souljacker

Eels : Souljacker

E from Eels has the potential to be among the best rock stars in the world. Reclusive and intelligent, he falls somewhere between Chris Morris (for comic effect, publicity shots show him as the Unabomber) and - Marilyn Manson ('Souljacker' is...

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Eels : Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Eels : Oh What A Beautiful Morning

He tries, he really does, to look on the bright side of life. He tries to look at the daisies and the sunshine, tries to look up at the sky and say, "Goddamn right it's a beautiful day", but somehow, for Mark 'E' Everett, the effort is always...

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Oxford Apollo

Oxford Apollo

Apparently The Webb Brothers have a famous dad who wrote a few classic '60s tunes. Fair play to them. Does this explain why they confine themselves to recreating the pop period 1964-66? Ask their therapist. Do they rock? Kinda,...

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San Francisco - Great American Music Hall

San Francisco - Great American Music Hall

The last time Eels played in San Francisco was the day singer E 's sister committed suicide. On the next tour, their Frisco gig was cancelled due to his mother's death. "It is time," E announces to the sold out Music Hall , "to end this...

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London W1 Dominion Theatre

London W1 Dominion Theatre

The mind boggles at what might actually pass for 'bizarre' in the world of Eels . After all, they're the band who donned 18th-century funeral togs for their last London date, who eke uplifting ecstasies from cancer, dementia and death. So when...

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