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Eels' Mark Oliver Everett - Interview

Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett drops by the Salford shores to talk about his new album.

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Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American alternative rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, better known as "E" (son of famous physicist Hugh Everett III). Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for the most of the band's work. Often filled with themes about family, death and lost love, Eels' music straddles a wide range of genres, which is evidenced by the distinct musical style of every album. Since 1996, Eels has made eleven major studio releases, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (2014) being their most recent release.

Eels appear on several film soundtracks, including Scream 2, American Beauty, Road Trip, Holes, The Anniversary Party, Knocked Up, Yes Man, The End of Violence, Hellboy II, Hot Fuzz, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D, Charlie Bartlett, Enough Said, Delivery Man, and the first three Shrek films.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Wonderful, Glorious

    Wonderful, Glorious 2013

    Reviewed by Jude Clarke
    Sad songs with angry words, upbeat sounds contradicted by fierce tones: Eels are back.
  2. Review of Tomorrow Morning

    Tomorrow Morning 2010

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    A more playful, relaxed listen than its predecessor, but a little slack of execution.
  3. Review of End Times

    End Times 2010

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    As startlingly direct and melodically assured as ever.
  4. Review of Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire

    Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire 2009

    Reviewed by Keira Burgess
    Mr E turns lupine, gets primal and cranks the dial to distort.
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