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Eyesore & The Jinx: Accidental Weller – “Smile, shake your head, and laugh”

Following the release of their debut EP, the Liverpool three-piece return with their funniest cut yet.

There aren’t too many bands in Liverpool that work harder than Eyesore & The Jinx.

We know there’s fuck all money for artists these days, not least three-piece guitar bands. Even before the Tories claimed that artists should “retrain” – a euphemism for “you can either become Jeff Bezos‘ bitch or combat hyperthermia on your bike when delivering comfort food to privileged couples at ungodly hours.”

But still, Eyesore & The Jinx strive to break through the ceiling to success. Whatever that is in 2020…

Having caught the ear of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq last year, pre-lockdown, Eyesore & The Jinx were constantly in the tour van across the country. Recently, they released their debut, The Exile Parlour EP, which will be out on wax very soon.

For a band to write songs as politically charged as Gated Community and On an Island, equally it’s good to see the Liverpool three-piece showcase their sense of humour on new cut, Accidental Weller. After all, humour is merely a by-product of their native Merseyside.

Eyesore & The Jinx - Accidental Weller

While there were flashes of humour mixed with political narratives during The Exile Parlour EP (look no further than closing song, The Ballad of Big Joe), Accidental Weller is just what the doctor ordered.

It’s based on the kind narrative you would find on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. We’ve all felt like this.

“How would you like your haircut today?”

“In silence, please…”

Maybe that’s where the trouble starts for the protagonist on Accidental Weller. A tale where, well… just listen, smile, shake your head, and laugh. Because that’s what this song is – one that doesn’t take itself too seriously. An extension of the Liverpool psyche and a much needed morale boost for us all during these times.

With a cheeky rhythm section and surf-rock riff to match Josh Miller’s tale, Accidental Weller is a welcome addition to the Eyesore & The Jinx cannon.

Accidental Weller is out now via Eggy Records.

By Simon Kirk

Product from the happy generation. Proud purple bin owner surviving on music, books and LFC. New book, Welcome To Charmsville, available from all major vendors.

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