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ALBUM REVIEW: Discover Effortless Living, Bull

Bull have just released their debut album, Discover Effortless Living, via EMI Records in conjunction with Young Thugs. 

"The four-piece are working towards 'big things' with their easy-breezy on lo-fi retro pop." says music know-it-alls Dork. I couldn't agree more, this album is just the tip of the ice-berg.

Recorded over 2 years, the easy-going album has a haziness and nostalgic feel to it with easy going guitar work and calming vocals. The album just works. With these alt-rock and indie vibes, it's perfect for lovers of the 90s nostalgia or more current music from Circa Waves, Cassia and Blossoms.

Including singles, Love Goo, Bonzo Please, Disco Living, Green and Eugene (which is a song written about feeling being dissatisfied with yourself says Drummer Tom) the album includes 13-tracks which all have their own uniqueness. The band are inspired by their 90's heroes Pavement, Yo La Tengo and the Pixies. Recognised by other artists like Elton John and Declan McKenna, Bull are on the rise.

Talking about the album, Tom says "The title is taken from the opening lyric to the final track 'Disco Living'. We wanted to use a lyric from the album and felt like this was a good one. I first saw the words in London written on the side of a mansion being built and thought it was funny, it also ties in with ideas around class, new beginnings, a golden era of prosperity, and hoping to have life 'in the bag'.”

You can listen to Discover Effortless Living now:

If you're liking what you hear, Bull are heading on tour! After the year we've had, I'm all up for booking tickets to as many tours as I possibly can so I won't be missing out on this opportunity.

You can find them at the following dates this September (2021):

15th Sept – The Horn – St. Albans
16th Sept – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate
17th Sept – Green Door Store – Brighton
18th Sept – Heartbreakers – Southampton
19th Sept – Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes
21st Sept – Portland Arms – Cambridge
22nd Sept – Boileroom – Guildford
23rd Sept – Brudenell S.C. – Leeds
24th Sept – The Crescent – York
25th Sept – Gathering Sounds – Stockton
26th Sept – Hug & Pint – Glasgow
28th Sept – Record Junkee – Sheffield
29th Sept – The Lexington – London
30th Sept – The Louisiana – Bristol
10th Oct – The Cookie – Leicester
22nd Oct – The Scene – Lincoln
23rd Oct – A Slow Education – York

Buy your tickets and find out more about Bull here.

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