Recorded in a former slaughterhouse, the debut single from Eyesore & The Jinx is a politically charged cacophony of northern sleaze. Produced by the band themselves alongside friend and former collaborator Matthew Freeman of Pure Joy, ‘Gated Community’ is a garage-punk outburst on arbitrary borders in the post-Brexit climate.


Literature has played an important role in the band’s outlook and books like ‘The Tortilla Curtain’ by T.C Boyle and Gloria Anzaldua’s ‘Borderlands’ had a large influence on the creation of the single as they deal with the Western world’s fascination with gated communities. The band have said on the track: “Gated community is an ode to the factions of society that are determined to make the tiny island we dwell on that bit smaller. The enforcers of every arbitrary border.”

Drawing sounds and aesthetics from an abrasive clutch of early-eighties post-punk groups (particularly The Fall, The Gun Club, and The Birthday Party). The band channel the sounds of Ought, Iceage, and Parquet Courts, and have actually begun recording new music in Fat White Family’s Champ Zone studios in Sheffield.

Despite forming just months ago, the band have built up a community of support and played alongside the likes of Downtown Boys, DUDS, Mark Sultan of King Khan and the BBQ and Sextile. This summer looks to be a huge one for Eyesore & The Jinx as they’ve made their debut at Liverpool Sound City and Smithdown Road Festival alongside the likes of IDLES and the Shrines as well as upcoming performances at West Kirby Live and Liverpool Calling together with the likes of The Wytches and Pulled Apart By Horses.

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