Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
'+ Double Crush Syndrome
Thu 30 Mar 2017
What do you get when you put five rednecks in the same barn? A full set of teeth, of course! Unless the clodhoppers happen to be Finns, in which case they’re going to start a band and will take over the world.
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are, basically, a YouTube lark gone horribly, horribly wrong. Back in the summer of 2014 a bunch of Finnish musicians played a hillbillified version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on their barnyard wearing the goofiest apparel possible and shot the darn thing on video. Eventually nobody got more punked than the band themselves, having to witness the video ramp up millions of views in just couple of weeks and landing the fledgling band on the websites and magazine pages of elite metal media, Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks leading the way.
Steve ‘n’ Seagulls probably couldn’t even have been born anywhere else than Finnish countryside, Finland being the most effervescent metal band hotbed on the globe (53 heavy metal bands per 100,000 people). However Finnish their origins, the Gulls’ chawbacon representations of legendary rock tunes sound astonishingly American and hit the spot like Georgia Apple Pie Moonshine: this stuff is sweet, fun and 140% proof equally capable of getting you hammered and setting you on fire!
Line dance head-banging is now officially a global craze and it keeps on spreading like wildfire!
Expect to hear tracks from the likes of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Metallica, Megadeth, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Nightwish get the Seagulls treatment, with a couple of original tracks thrown into the mix too.