Eye Flys

About

Eye Flys is a band centered on fierce precision. Due in part to the considerable pedigree of the band’s lineup (including members of Full of Hell, Backslider, Triac), the east coastbased quartet create steel-barbed riffs and beefy inventive rhythms delivered with exponential force. Their 2019 EP Context was a concise and punishing debut, hinting at the unrelenting abilities Eye Flys holds. On Tub of Lard, expectations are exceeded with 10 songs of maximum impact in their lean and focused raw power.

Tub of Lard does not hold back lyrically. The album takes its title from a jeering and unwelcome schoolyard nickname of vocalist/guitarist Jake Smith. Opening track “Tubba Lard” finds Smith spitting back the insults and body shaming that he endured during his upbringing. This unvarnished truth-telling is central to the album’s commentary on our social hypocrisy and resulting abuse. “Nice Guy” takes aim at rape culture and misogyny in no uncertain terms with lyrics like “They just don’t want to fuck you / No one cares that you’re a nice guy”. “Predator and Prey” lashes at the military industrial complex’s manipulative coercion of people of lower economic means. Anxiety, agnosticism, distrust, and psychedelics are all invoked when questioning society and culture. The themes throughout the album are driven by Smith’s search for deeper meaning in the chaos and uncertainty of the world around him. In their hunt for a more equitable society, Eye Flys are happy to demolish any opposition they encounter.

Written during the summer of 2019, Tub Of Lard was composed and recorded around the band’s debut tours with Daughters and Torche. Though Eye Flys members live in different cities, Tub of Lard came together as a more collaborative album than the raw and loose EP. Smith and drummer Patrick Forrest created the framework of each piece while guitarist Spencer Hazard shaped their frayed edges with layers of noise and guitar texture. The gravelly muck-laden basslines by Kevin Bernstein, who recorded the album at his Developing Nations studio in Baltimore, are handily interwoven beneath the pummel of Forrest’s drums creating a controlled sense of total abandon that is dizzying. Smith’s searing bark cuts through it all, powered by the personas of an infuriated sceptic and maniacal punisher. Across Tub of Lard, Eye Flys’ mercilessness is thrilling: direct, hypnotic blunt-force grooves that twist and fray into feedback and oblivion. It is a soul-crushing, head-banging delight.

In just over a year since their initial inception, Eye Flys have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their debut full-length Tub of Lard is stunningly potent, full of piss and vinegar and scientific in its ability to pulverize everything in its path.

Tour Dates

    Bi Nuu Berlin, DE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    CRK Wroclaw, PL w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Underdogs Prague, CZ w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Collosseum Kosice, SK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Durer Kert Budapest, HU w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Freakout Club Bologna, IT w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Grinder Fest Milan, IT w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Juha West Stuttgart, DE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Die Trompete Bochum, DE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Magasin 4 Brussels, BE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    The Jolly Brewer Lincoln, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Cluny 2 Newcastle, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Stereo Glasgow, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Grand Social Dublin, IE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Siege of Limerickk Limerick, IE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Bread Shed Manchester, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Exchange Bristol, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Scala London, UK w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Roadburn Festival (16-19) Date TBA Tilburg, NL w/ Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Russian Circles + more

Tour Dates

    Bi Nuu Berlin, DE w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    CRK Wroclaw, PL w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man
    Underdogs Prague, CZ w/ Full of Hell, Primitive Man

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Tracklist

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    Tub of Lard

  • 1 Tubba Lard
  • 2 Guillotine
  • 3 Predator and Prey
  • 4 Not Ready for Tomorrow
  • 5 Reality Tunnel
  • 6 Nice Guy
  • 7 Chapel Perilous
  • 8 Extraterrestrial Memorandum
  • 9 BLS
  • 10 Perception is Gamble
  • Tracks

Discography