Eat Your Own Ears wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to say a big thank you for coming to the Eat Your Own Ears shows in 2010 and hope to see you at the corkers we have in store for 2011.
Eat Your Own Ears Christmas special hosted by Tom Baker. Join EYOE with this months selection of music hotly tipped for 2011, some Eat Your Own Ears favourites amongst some classics.
We’re super excited to unveil Chilly Gonzales traditional seasonal message, reflecting on the past year, as well as a catch up with Canadian indie rockers Born Ruffians and The Acorn, and if that’s not enough we join Gruff Rhys in medieval court house at the end of his tour, which has led him around the country and into a wooden panelled walled room to discuss the importance of Protest and his film, Seperado.
Erland & David from the mighty Erland and the Carnival share their favourite Christmas moments. Can you believe this is all in one show? We can’t. Tune in now…. best listened to before Christmas and enjoyed with some Mulled wine….!
Excited to hear that Erland and the Carnival have announce the follow up their their brilliant debut album set for release in March next year. Band member Tong described it thusly: “a soundtrack to an imaginary horror film about the supernatural”. He has promised “a more direct album”. Sounds brilliant!
Great to see Matthew Dear’s excellent Black City in Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of the year. Here’s what they said:
They call it Black City for a reason. It a place where Matthew Dear gets to leave his other guises behind. Gone is the minimalist guru and the good-natured synth-pop experimenter, replaced by a pervert, a bank robber, a manic kidnapper. Dear plays all those roles and more on his fourth and best long-player. It’s a concept album where the concept is nothing more (or less) than our deepest depravities set to a skulking funk to which the Thin White Duke would nod approvingly. This is what Trent Reznor has spent much of the past 10 years trying to accomplish— an album that balances sophistication, studio know-how, and a woozy evil into something your nightmares could dance to. So it’s not too surprising when Dear takes Reznor’s “Closer” pulse out for a moonless 4 a.m. test drive on “You Put a Smell on Me”. With Black City, Dear offers a precisely thought-out guide to losing your mind. —Ryan Dombal
We’ve just announced the return of the brilliant Gold Panda for March next year. Hot off the back of making one of the year’s very best albums and delivering on his own BBC Sound of 2010 listing, it looks like 2011 will be even more exciting!
We’ve been looking way ahead into 2011, with a boatload of good shows coming up for you. So we’ve put together a special playlist looking ahead at the next few months with a couple of our tips for 2011 mixed in too. This mix runs like a dream, and bodes very well for next year.
2011 is shaping up nicely already for us.. check our event page for all the details here.
These are just some are the acts announced so far for EYOE 2011:
TWIN SHADOW / ANNA CALVI / JUNIP (FEATURING JOSé GONZáLEZ, TOBIAS WINTERKORN, ELIAS ARAYA) / FREELANCE WHALES AND BROKEN RECORDS / THE VASELINES / ESBEN AND THE WITCH / THE AIDAN MOFFAT VALENTINES REVUE / O. CHILDREN / GRUFF RHYS / GLASSER / CARIBOU / DARKSTAR / JAMES YORKSTON / MATTHEW DEAR (LIVE BAND) / MOUNT KIMBIE / SLOW CLUB
Iconic clothing label Lyle and Scott are curating a show next week at XOYO with us. The idea is to showcase the best in emerging talent, which brings us to Babeshadow who are playing alongside the brilliant James Yuill (there’s a Christmas pun in there somewhere but won’t make it).
Check out the talented Babeshadow boys above in a nice video shot at BBC Maida Vale studios. From the looks of things these guys are going to have a very big 2011.
Support next Monday for cocknbullkid comes from Dominique Young Unique. She has been blazing a trail across the U.S. winning fans such as Pitchfork and just about everybody into interesting, unique (no pun) R&B music. She’s pushing boundaries and we like it. Can’t wait to see the raucous live show.