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Eels: The Freak Shall Inherit The Earth

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 1 March 1997

The EELS are the band currently treating Britain to the joys of geek power with their hit single, 'Novocaine For The Soul'. And leading their ...

Eels: Beautiful Freak

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 1997

THE SOUND IS delicate and strange: the same weirdo innocence as the saucer-eyed little girl on the sleeve — and the melodies mostly downbeat. But ...

Pulp/Eels: Hereford Leisure Centre

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 17 November 1998

HAPPY! SAD. H-h-h-happy! Sad. You know those theatrical mask things, one with a smile big enough to house a Manic's packed lunch, the other with ...


Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Butch; Mark 'E' Everett; Tommy (replaced by Elton Jones) ...

Eels: Shootenanny!

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 2 June 2003

EELS MAINSTAY E is a misunderstood man. Even his name is misunderstood – E apparently being Mark Oliver Everett's childhood nickname (all his friends were ...

Eels: The Canny Everett Show

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Fall 2003

Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett is as slippery as the fish his outfit takes its name from. After weeks of interview schedules aborted due to ...

Eels: King of Pain

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Q, February 2008

Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett discovered his father's dead body, watched his mother die of cancer and failed to save his sister from suicide. "You've ...

The Eels: Meet The Eels: Essential Eels Vol 1 (1996-2006)/Useless Trinkets: Rarities And Unreleased (1996-2006)

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, February 2008

E's are good: revisiting a brilliant back catalogue ...

E is for Eels

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, July 2008

MARK OLIVER EVERETT, alias E, alias Eels, is a respectful though reserved interviewee. ...

Eels: End Times

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, February 2010

EELS' MARK EVERETT, usually known as E, has not deployed an unconsidered word in seven previous albums, but the title of his eighth is exquisite ...

Eels: Wonderful, Glorious

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 1 February 2013

THE TENTH ALBUM from Eels shows that, while they may have fallen out of the limelight, their music is as sharp as ever. ...

Eels: Wonderful, Glorious

Review and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, March 2013

EELS' 10TH ALBUM lives up to its fate-tempting title. ...

Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 22 April 2014

THERE'S AN INHERENT SOFT-FOCUS to Mark Everett's worldview. His jagged details scrape your flesh to the bone, but his bitterness or rancor is tempered with ...

Eels: The Deconstruction

Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 5 April 2018

THE SECOND EELS album, Electro-Shock Blues, defined Mark Everett's mode of beautiful, redemptive reactions to a growing list of personal tragedies, spinning him off the ...

Eels: "Both my songs of the year are by people in their 70s!"

Interview by Laura Barton, The Independent, 28 October 2020

The mercurial L.A. songsters are back with their sweetest-natured album ever. Laura Barton talks to the band's founder about being reclusive, old-school songwriting and why ...


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