It’s one of those videos everybody’s seen. Well, 12 million and counting anyway. There’s these hillbilly dudes, one of them arriving on a motorised grasscutter or some such contraption in a beaver hat, playing a mandolin – who’s joined by an acoustic guitarist/vocalist; a banjo player; a double-bassist and a cajon-straddlin’ percussionionist, and they proceed to rip through AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, Cajun style. You know the one, right? (If you don’t, scroll down!)
Turns out, they’re not from the deep south, but Finland. There, on a farm, in a barn, the five donned the silliest outfits they could find, and filmed it. Withing a couple of weeks, the clip had accumulated over five million views. After that rather surprising turn of events, Steve’n’Seagulls (for that is the name of these gentlemen) are gearing up for their first album – Farm Machine, out next week on Spinefarm Records, and the band are preparing for a handful of dates in the UK.
You just gotta go, right? Here’s the dates.
15 – Brighton, The Great Escape – Viber Stage ay 9.00pm
16 – Brighton, The Great Escape – Shoosh Stage at 7.30pm
17 – Rushden, Club
18 – London, Borderline
19 – Southampton, Talking Heads
20 – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
21 – Harwich, The Red Lion Manningtree
To purchase tickets go to www.kililive.com