Tonight we’ve got TEEN at The Lexington for a show we’ve been looking forward to for quite sometime. Check out a new video for excellent single Tied Up Tied Down from “The Way and Color”, which is one of our favourite records of 2014.
We’ve got The Basics playing at Shacklewell Arms on Wednesday alongside Lovepark for what should be one of the shows of the summer. Aussies The Basics feature a member who spent 5 weeks at number one in the UK singles chart in 2012.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this show, email the name of that chart-topping band to info (@) eatyourownears.com
Here’s a blistering new one from Ghost Culture that recalls a bit of Bowie at his darkest, perhaps even a bit of Idiot era Iggy with more Phantasy electronic bent to it. Listen over on Dummy and grab tickets to see him at The Waiting Room on September 3rd.
We’re very much enjoying the first single from James Yorkston’s new record The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society which is out on Domino soon. Production duties come from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip fame too.
James Yorkston plays at Dingwalls for us in September and will have very special guests such as KT Tunstall, Alexis Taylor and Pictish Trail onstage too, so it’s going to be one to see.
We’re very happy to have a special show lined up with James Yorkston in September. He’ll be joined by Alexis of Hot Chip, KT Tunstall, Pictish Trail, Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. Plus the ace Fimber Bravo in support.
We’re getting very excited for the new Simian Mobile Disco record Whorl after seeing them play at this year’s Field Day festival and now there’s a great short film clip explaining how the record came to life in the California desert. Have a look above and grab tickets to their Union Chapel show which happens on the day the record comes out…
Glastonbury happened this past weekend and there were a lot of Eat Your Own Ears regulars and favourites playing across the weekend. We’ve got London shows coming up for some acts, so have a watch of the likes of Clean Bandit, The Horrors, Tune-Yards, Metronomy, Anna Calvi and Jagwar Ma above and below and then grab tickets to shows…
Mark Kozelek has a new live record out in a few days called Live at Biko. It was recorded at a solo show in Italy in April of this year and is a great listen, covering lots of recent Sun Kil Moon ground and more assorted goodness.
Kozelek is back in London for a special show at the beautiful St James Piccadilly church. That happens on August 28th, snap up tickets here.
Here’s a great live clip of Teen who we have playing for us in July. The band’s new record The Way and Color is up there with the best of them for 2014 and we’re excited to hear it in the flesh. For now stream a session take for Insound above and watch a video of it here too.
Mark Kozelek - Lucky Man (from On Tour Documentry)
There are few things more captivating than Mark Kozelek and a classical guitar. We’ve been rooting through footage on YouTube and unearthed a great clip of him playing Lucky Man for the excellent Mark K documentry On Tour from a couple of years ago.
We’ve got Mark Kozelek and his guitar playing St James Church Piccadilly in late August for what should be a perfect late summer evening.
Last night Sohn was on air as part of Radio 1’s ongoing residency series where artists get a turn behind the mic and selector, picking songs they want to spin for an hour. Sohn’s was full of excellent music and well worth a listen. Spin it below, and grab tickets for his September show with us here.
We were lucky enough to see Simian Mobile Disco’s fantastic Whorl show at Field Day, and now there’s a trailer for the album, which was made out in the desert with analog synthesizers. It’s out September 9th and should be every bit as beautiful as that sounds.
Miss them at Field Day? See them on Whorl release day at Union Chapel. Tickets here.
This Wednesday evening at Scala we have Fucked Up playing with support from Celebral Ballzy and Lower. Three terrific live bands and we’re hearing amazing things about the tour from reports elsewhere in the UK.
Fucked Up come hot of the heels of their brilliant new record Glass Boys, which is one of our favourites of 2014 so far (Cerebral Ballzy and Lower also have new records). We unearthed some excellent Pitchfork TV footage to whet the appetite. The band play in the round and it looks just as intense as you would expect.
This Tuesday we welcome Ramona Lisa (a.k.a. Caroline Polochek of Chairlift) to London for a debut show. Her debut record Arcadia is one of the year’s best and a document of laptop pop experiments while on tour with Chairlift. The result is personal, melancholy and full of great hooks. Have a listen to favourite Dominic above and see the show at The Courtyard on Pitfield St in London this Tuesday.
We’ve announced a whole load of shows lately, and have a great diary of shows over the next few months. To celebrate we’ve made a summer tinged Spotify mixtape for you to listen to above, featuring the likes of Sinkane, The Basics, Fucked Up, Ramona Lisa, SOHN, Simian Mobile Disco and lots more that you can see in London soon.
We’re delighted to announce @Kindness and @SOHN as new additions to the 2014 line up!
With a much-anticipated new album on the horizon, we can’t wait to hear fresh material from @Kindness performed live, whilst @SOHN’s debut LP on @4AD has definitely been one of our favourite releases this year. It’s safe to say we’re pretty excited!
We love a good tour video here - nothing quite beats the sense of excitement from snapshots of an artist on tour and SOHN’s nice clip is no exception. His rise has been meteoric over the past year or so and the live show is a big part of that, with flanks of lights and LOTS of wires. Have a watch above and see his next big London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 12th. Tickets here.
to rococo rot are back with their first record in four years in July and it’s shaping up to be an excellent album. New song Classify hit the internet via FACT mag today and features the also brilliant Arto Lindsay too.
This week has seen some great warm up parties for Field Day - we’ve seen Only Real and Glasser already. Tonight takes us to Ace Hotel Shoreditch where we get to see fast rising Panes playing a show. Their slippery pop music is some of the best stuff to emerge this year so far, so we’re excited to catch it. Listen to them above and head down tonight.
We’re delighted to have Caribou back in London later this year - an announcement hot off the heels of a brand new song, which you can hear below. They will play KOKO on October 8th (with Jessy Lanza in tow).
One week tomorrow until a weekend of amazing music, food from Street Feast/ Venn Street Market and fun with Metronomy, Pixies, Blood Orange, Danny Brown, Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery, Fat Whites, Future Islands, James Holden,Jamie xx, Jon Hopkins, Lunice, Neneh Cherry, SBTRKT, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Simian Mobile Disco, Sohn, The Horrors,Todd Terje, Warpaint and much more.
Clean Bandit have had a huge year so far and their debut record more than cements their position as one of the most exciting pop acts to emerge for a long time. The record New Eyes is streaming via the Guardian here.
Come and see it in the flesh at Brixton Academy in October - tickets here.
Lovepark have put their new (and excellent) 21/12 EP up to stream this week ahead of their show with us on Thursday and we highly recommend checking it out. The jagged, sparse arrangements plough a unique sound that falls in with other avant contemporaries such as Adult Jazz and Ought. Hit play above for the good stuff. Tickets for their Shacklewell show this week are free and you can grab one here.
We’re very excited to have long time faves Blonde Redhead back in London for a show later on this year. They play the beautiful, ornate surroundings of Islington Assembly Hall on 29th September. The show is onsale from tomorrow 9am here.
Get re-acquainted with a brilliant 4AD sessions video above.
Here’s a great 20 minute film about the strange and brilliant tale of Linda Perhacs an artist who was a word of mouth legend for many years before returning with a new record earlier this year. She plays a very rare one off show for us in London on 1st June at Union Chapel. Grab tickets for that here.
We’re back at Islington Assembly Hall tonight after last night’s magical evening with Ben Watt (who was joined by David Gilmour and Bernard Butler at points). On offer tonight are the brilliant Teleman (watch, listen above) and Gentlemen.
The brilliant new single Extraordinary by Clean Bandit - their follow up to the big #1 - is out now and coincides with their latest tour dates going on sale late last week. They play London’s o2 Academy Brixton for us later in the year and you can grab tickets here.
We are very excited about Ben Watt’s solo show next Monday and to make it even more he’ll be joined for a couple of songs by Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour at Islington Assembly Hall (Watt already counts Bernard Butler as a band mate too). Should be a very special evening indeed. Taster above…
Here’s a brilliant session from Teleman in Studio 355 performing Not In Control. The metronomic, precise momentum of the performance belies the chaos at the heart of its lyric. Great stuff, and you can see it up close at Islington Assembly Hall next Tuesday. Tickets here…
We’ve got Factory Floor bringing their enthralling live show to Oval Space on Thursday alongside the likes of Perc and Lakker for what should be one to remember. Their self-titled debut record came out last year and is one of the decade’s best so we look forward to seeing it in all its splendour. Check out Perc and Lakker below for a taste of what else to expect…
We’ve got Mark Kozelek returning in August hot on the heels of a stunning solo record Benji which came out earlier this year, and a busy 2013 of collaborative records. Here are some of our favourites from those below…