Thursday 9 February 2023

Introduce Yourselves: OWLS & EAGLES

What is the name of your band?

Owls & Eagles

Mark Russell – Vocals/Drums

Ross Ferguson – Guitar/Vocals (answered interview)

What is the genre of music that you play?

Psychedelic melodic stoner grunge doom probably sums it up 

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

Mark and I were/are working together in Citizen Rage, a hardcore punk band Mark started in 2014, which I joined in 2016, and late 2019, I had the urge to do a 2 piece band where I played through 2 guitar cabs and a bass cab and could switch through the cabs and tones as needed, like a full band.

Mark had another 2 piece project where he played drums and sang, that was winding down and we work really well together so it seemed like the logical choice to team up on this project. We were able to do some rehearsing through pandemic, but it really started coming together after we played our first show. That’s when the concept developed, we wrote a few new tracks to tie in with the story and we come to this release Patience Vol I.

What can people expect from your music?

Slow heavy riffs, chiming melodies, screaming and singing, soundscapes you can close your eyes and just space out to, and bangers that will get your head moving back and forth.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

We recently released the first single and intro to the album Patience Vol I. Enlightenment is the first track and the beginning of our story of a female entity’s journey of self discovery and realization. It’s a pretty out there concept but it has been super cool seeing it develop into something we’re really proud of. 

Where can people find you on Social Media?