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Eels Set January Release For New Album 'Extreme Witchcraft', Post First Single

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Gus Black

Eels have shared details of their 14th studio album.

'Extreme Witchcraft' will arrive via E Works/[PIAS] on January 28, following up 2020's 'Earth To Dora', which the band has not been able to tour behind just yet, though they're due to head out for the Lockdown Hurricane Tour in spring 2022.

Co-produced by band leader Mark 'E' Oliver Everett and PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, the record marks the first time the two have recorded together since 2001's 'Souljacker'. Everett said:

"John Parish is one of the most even-tempered, polite people I’ve ever met. A true gentleman. Actually he’s probably THE most polite person I’ve ever met. But when he gets into the studio he becomes a mad scientist. If you make music with John Parish, you get stuff no one else does. He has a really unique toolbox and musical outlook. Perhaps his politeness is a coping mechanism to keep Mr. Hyde under control when he’s out of his laboratory."

As a preview of the new record, the group have unveiled Good Night On Earth, a fuzzed-up, noise-rock number set to a driving beat, with lyrics that put a positive spin on our bin fire of a planet. Check it out below, alongside the LP's artwork and tracklist.

'Extreme Witchcraft' tracklist:

1. Amateur Hour
2. Good Night On Earth
3. Strawberries & Popcorn
4. Steam Engine
5. Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve
6. Stumbling Bee
7. The Magic
8. Better Living Through Desperation
9. So Anyway
10. What It Isn't
11. Learning While I Lose
12. I Know You’re Right

Eels Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri March 11 2022 - BELFAST Telegraph Bulding
Sat March 12 2022 - DUBLIN Olympia
Mon March 14 2022 - LONDON Roundhouse
Tue March 15 2022 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Wed March 16 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland
Thu March 17 2022 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri March 18 2022 - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Mon March 21 2022 - MUNICH Zenith (Germany)
Tue March 22 2022 - COLOGNE Palladium (Germany)
Wed March 23 2022 - HAMBURG Edel Optics Arena (Germany)
Fri March 25 2022 - BERLIN Verti Music Hall (Germany)
Sun March 27 2022 - PARIS Salle Pleyel (France)
Wed March 30 2022 - LAUSANNE Les Docks (Switzerland)
Thu March 31 2022 - ZURICH Hall 622 (Switzerland)
Fri April 01 2022 - MILAN Italy (Italy)
Sat April 02 2022 - BOLOGNA Estragon (Italy)
Mon April 04 2022 - BUDAPEST Akvarium Klub (Hungary)
Tue April 05 2022 - VIENNA Gasometer (Austria)
Thu April 07 2022 - BRUSSELS Forest National (Belgium)
Fri April 08 2022 - AMSTERDAM AFAS Live (Netherlands)

Sun May 08 2022 - SOLANA BEACH California - Belly Up Tavern (USA)
Mon May 09 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Fonda Theatre (USA)
Tue May 10 2022 - BERKELEY California - UC Theatre (USA)
Thu May 12 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Neptune Theatre (USA)
Fri May 13 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Revolution Hall Portland (USA)
Sun May 15 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City (USA)
Mon May 16 2022 - BOULDER Colorado - Boulder Theater (USA)
Wed May 18 2022 - LAWRENCE Kansas - Liberty Hall (USA)
Thu May 19 2022 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - First Avenue Minneapolis (USA)
Fri May 20 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Metro Chicago (USA)
Sat May 21 2022 - MUNHALL - Carnegie Library of Homestead (USA)
Sun May 22 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Paradise Rock Club (USA)
Tue May 24 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Webster Hall (USA)
Wed May 25 2022 - SILVER SPRING Maryland - Fillmore Silver Spring (USA)
Thu May 26 2022 - GLENSIDE Pennsylvania - Keswick Theatre (USA)
Fri May 27 2022 - CARRBORO North Carolina - Cats Cradle (USA)
Sat May 28 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Variety Playhouse (USA)

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