This is a stunning Idiot Glee performance of ‘Don’t Drink The Water’ here. There’s something magnetic about him and his deceptively simple songs. He really carries it off live and it features the amazing Canadian band Women too. He plays on Friday as part of the Moshi Moshi Xmas Party with Summer Camp also playing. Should be a great night. (Idiot Glee // The Drop //...
The song credits on Cocknbullkid’s debut album (coming February 2011) are amazing. We are addicted to lead single ‘One Eye Closed’ already and so it excites us to read that recent favourite Chilly Gonzales has contributed alongside Joseph Mount (Metronomy), Peter Bjorn and John and the excellent Primary 1. It’s shaping up to be a really exciting record and we can’t...
Moshi Moshi is one of our favourite labels around and it fills us with a little bit of national pride that they constantly find UK gems to unleash (alongside more amazing songs from all corners of the globe). So we stepped up and made a mix of our favourite songs Moshi Moshi have put out. It’s possibly our best Spotify playlist yet. LISTEN
Erland and the Carnival
Erland and the Carnival play their last show of the year on Monday night and we are very excited about it. The guys took over our facebook page last week, letting us know about their plans to play lots of their new stuff, and sell some limited edition prints! With Anna Calvi and more in support this is one not to miss! (Erland and the Carnival // MONDAY // XOYO)
Here’s a great live vid of Anna Calvi in action at The Luminaire. It’s a treat for those who haven’t seen her before, something you should rectify immediately - details of how and where below. (Anna Calvi - supporting Erland and the Carnival // 29th November // XOYO)
Gruff Rhys Playlist
Gruff Rhys has always been a very visual artist so what better what to showcase the mans genius than in a short youtube playlist covering just a few of our favourite bases.He plays tonight and we can’t wait (Gruff Rhys // 26th November // Tonybee Studios - SOLD OUT)
Erland and the Carnival
Here’s one of our favourite vids of the year courtesy of the ever-brilliant Erland and the Carnival. They play for us next Monday and it promises to be a real curtain raiser. (Erland and the Carnival // 29th November // XOYO)
Looking ahead a little - we always are - and here is an early must-see gig for 2011. O Children are hot off releasing their first album to much acclaim - get hold of it and be ready to love it. Here is a little video of the guys playing at Rough Trade recently. (O Children // 14th February // XOYO)
Caribou are back! We are happy to announce the return of Caribou for Eat Your Own Ears in February. The above video is a lovely piece shot at our the gig we hosted at Heaven a little while ago. Fresh from being named Rough Trade’s album of the year - with many more of these likely to come in soon - Snaith and co have confirmed to play Koko. Should be a real treat. (Caribou // 22nd...
Born Ruffians preview
We’re excited about Born Ruffians now. The band have been taking the UK by storm the past few days and they bring their amazing show to London tonight. Their brand of light guitar music recalls the pixies and has the kind of choruses that will definitely fill the Scala in a huge way. Watch the video for I Need A Life - this is the one we’re looking forward to hearing raise the...
We’re addicted to Summer Camp and can’t wait to see them support Local Natives tonight. Check out this yesteryear clip for their latest single above and don your favourite nostalgic outfit ready for tonight. (Local Natives + Summer Camp // HMV Forum // TONIGHT!)
Chilly Gonzales caught off guard
Here’s an entertaining clip of Chilly and his keyboard backstage at Bestival. The man has a song for everything and we’re also enjoying the nice irony of the Right Guard placement. Chilly Gonzales plays tonight at Scala and rumour has it there will be two drummers and two pianists. Another piano-off?
Support for Chilly Gonzales on Tuesday comes from magician S1L3NC3 who describes himself thusly: An underground artist whose canvas is your mind. Presenting direct misconceptions & delusions. Altering people’s perceptions of reasoning and belief. This show is heating up to boiling in anticipation of what will happen. The answer might just be ‘anything’. (Chilly...
EYOE Radio November
We’re excited to present an edition of Eat Your Own Ears radio presented by Tom Baker with special guests in the form of Esben and the Witch. The show takes in highlights from our autumn events with another few favourites from the last few months. Check out the tracklist below and have a listen. Eyoe Radio/November by Eatyourownears on Mixcloud 1. Ariel Pink’s Haunted...
This one isn’t for a little while - December 9th for all you diary keepers - but when there’s an opportunity to talk about this, one of our favourite songs from a great 2010 album, then we’ll take it open armed. Take a listen to this Friday Night stuff. (Matthew Dear // December 9th // XOYO)
// ]]]]>]]> Check out this nice behind the scenes video of EYOE’s favourites Sleigh Bells. 2010 has been their year and things can only get bigger and better for them. It’s a pleasure to welcome them back on the 21st of November. They play XOYO with The Knocks for support and it’s no suprise that it has sold out already! VIDEO (Sleigh Bells // 21st November // XOYO)
Gold Panda // Jamie Lidell
Gold Panda Check out one of our favourite Gold Panda songs, and a nice blink-cut video above. It makes good preparation for seeing the man in action at Corsica Studios tonight, fresh from releasing one of 2010’s best albums. Jamie Lidell How about a little bit of feel good to brighten the almost-winter days? Jamie Lidell’s career has been fascinating so far - emerging from...
Erland and the Carnival Takeover
It’s takeover time again. Following on from our last one with Born Ruffians, which was entertaining, funny and educational. So join us again Thursday 18th November (tommorow) at 7 P.M. GMT to fire your questions, pictures and videos at Erland and The Carnival. Erland and The Carnival are one of our favourites of this year and feature former members of The Verve, The Good The Bad and The...
Born Ruffians vs Young Rival
Born Ruffians are back next week and we’re also enjoying support act Young Rival. Satisfying then, to present to you a nice remix from Born Ruffians member Luke Lalonde of Young Rival. Listen to it below. LL Remix of “Got What You Need - Young Rival” by Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians + The Acorn + Young Rival // 24th November // The Scala)
Eat Your Own Ears and Four Tet Presents...
It’s been a long time coming this one and we are overexcited now. So much so that we have done the good thing and made a spotify playlist so all you lucky ticket-holders can get excited with us too. Also pleased to include one of my favourite remixes - Nathan Fakes earthy-shattering of ‘Dressed To Please’ by The Shocking Pinks. And check out the middle section trilogy of...
We can’t get enough of Twin Shadow right now. His album ‘Forget’ is a big favourite with it’s pop charm and future-classic songs. It touches all the right bases and it looks like he is even better live - which is always a huge plus. Check out this amazing acoustic session above. It’s rare for an acoustic session to come across as just as powerful as a full-live...
Rough Trade Top 100 of 2010
The mulled wine is out, there’s Christmas trees in shops and someone from the television is probably going to turn on the lights on Oxford Street soon (if they haven’t already). But the best part of this time of year is the lists. And popping up nice and timely is the Rough Trade 100. Great to see Caribou (FRIDAY) heading up the list, and also good to see appearances from Gold Panda...
Next Thursday our favourite Warp artist turned Soul-revivalist will take the stage at KOKO. To say we’re looking forward to it would be an understatement. Jamie Lidell is one of the very best live acts around at the moment, with no stage too big, no festival crowd too huge for the man. It also gives us an excuse to post this great Takeaway show from La Blogoteque: Jamie Lidell - A...
Gold Panda Twitter Index
Gold Panda makes some of the most inventive electronic music going at the moment. He also has one of the best Twitter accounts going, it’s a continuous stream of laughs, retweets of haters and updates on his near-constant battle with Orange about his phone bill. Here’s a top ten tweets we put together: 10. “Got a really dry right ear lobe today.” 9. “Another week...
Mystery Jets Playlist
Some Mystery Jets in pastel colours to brighten a pretty gloomy day. We expect much more of the same later on from the band when they play The Roundhouse in Camden later on today. If you like us are excited and plan to listen to them all afternoon, then we have taken it one step further and made a playlist for you. Enjoy! Mystery Jets
The support act is much maligned. From those promoters who won’t let you play unless you sell 50 tickets, to the guys who go on at 8p.m without a sound check, regularly playing to a room of ten people talking. So we at Eat Your Own Ears champion the support act, and often there is hidden gold further down our bills. Here are some particularly good upcoming supports that we are just as...
Esben and the Witch
We can barely contain our excitement for seeing Esben and the Witch tonight. This video is probably an accurate representation of how we will feel afterwards. Definitely one not to miss!
Erland And The Carnival
Green Man Sessions 005 // Erland & The Carnival - Everything Came Too Easy from Green Man on Vimeo. Lovely clip of one of the UK’s leading lights right now. 2010 has been huge for Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve) and cohorts and an even bigger 2011 is in the offing. The band seem to get better each time we see them, so it’s no suprise that we have worked ourselves into a...
Born Ruffians Takeover!
In preparation for the Born Ruffians show at the Scala on the 24th of November we’re excited to announce that for one hour from 7PM GMT next Tuesday 9th November Born Ruffians will be taking over the Eat Your Own Ears facebook page and fielding questions from fans. All you need to do is click here and like us! Eat Your Own Ears Post pictures, video or simple text questions. See you...
Huge ticket giveaway
Our good friends over at The Line of Best Fit are running a huge Eat Your Own Ears ticket giveaway. You can win tickets to your choice of any of these gigs: WED 10TH NOVEMBER ESBEN AND THE WITCH + GALLOPS + WORRIEDABOUTSATAN VENUE / ELECTROWERKZ, 7 TORRENS ST, ANGEL, LONDON, EC1V [more info] WED 10TH NOVEMBER THE KNOCKS VENUE / XOYO, 32-37 COWPER STREET LONDON EC2A 4AP [more info] ...
Esben and the Witch
This picture of Esben and the Witch captures the band perfectly. We can’t wait for the debut album to finally drop. The band shared new song ‘Warpath’ last week and it’s huge, with the kind of edge to it that makes the band sound dangerous. It’s rare these days you can use that adjective to describe a band, but listening to ‘Warpath’ or seeing the band...
The Knocks + Spark
This is becoming one of our most anticipated shows. And its FREE! Check out the poster.
If you haven’t heard Spark yet then be prepared to hear an awful lot of her in 2011. She comes on like watching the XX with pop spectacles on. The gooey chorus is addictive and we’re suckers for that harpsichord too. It’s a delicious pop song and we genuinely can’t wait to see Spark support The Knocks later on in the month. (Spark // 10th November // XOYO)
A great new video for an equally great Local Natives song ‘Who Knows Who Cares’. Check it out, it shows us a very bizarre picnic. Looks like a good time from the view of this cold November day. (Local Natives // 23rd November // HMV Forum)
James Yorkston - It's Lovely To Be Here
Our favourite Scottish gent has written a book of tour diaries, which promises to be everything we love about his live shows - funny, charming and always a little suprising. It’s out on February 3rd but you can pre-order it now with some details HERE And here is a link to an MP3 of the man himself reading from it: DOWNLOAD (James Yorkston // 20th December // The Luminaire)
This Thursday is El Guincho, Porcelain Raft and Family at Cargo. We are extremely excited about this! YT044 - El Guincho - Piratas de Sudamerica by Young Turks