Unfortunately Wilder have pulled out of Thursday’s Lyle and Scott gig but we are very pleased to welcome Foreign Office as replacements. They are supremely tight and clever band. Check out the video for ‘On Repeat’ up there. They play alongside Tribes, Life In Film and Paradise Point.
Flicking through the pages of the NME this morning we are excited to read that they have teamed up with BBC Radio One for some special new band sessions. NME Radar and BBC Introducing are still two of the leading lights for breaking new music and Tribes have been cherry-picked for one of these sessions.
You can catch the boys at XOYO on Thursday for a Lyle and Scott/Eat Your Own Ears show. Going to be an exciting one.
We are very excited about this competition to win an entire year’s supply of Eat Your Own Ears tickets. To put it in some context, if you won the same prize last year you would have seen:
Field Day, Hot Chip, Four Tet, The xx, Temper Trap, Caribou, Liars, Major Lazer, Sleigh Bells, Florence and the Machine, The Big Pink, Air, Mystery Jets, Metronomy, Of Montreal and lots more
So who knows what we have in store this year!
The competition will be running in conjunction with The Quietus.
To enter: There will be FOUR anagram clues on The Quietus and Eat Your Own Ears Facebook pages throughout this week. So hop on over to both and like us and keep your eyes peeled. At the end of the week we want you to email all four answers to:
We are very excited to announce that we will be promoting some shows from Cat’s Eyes - a.k.a. Faris Badwan of The Horrors new project. There are some more details in the event section of our website but for now watch this pretty special clip of Cat’s Eyes performing live at The Vatican.
Incase you haven’t noticed we are huge fans of Anna Calvi and her debut album that came out this week. If you haven’t quite overplayed it this week then check out Calvi doing another version of ‘Desire’ in session here (helps if you speak French, but we worked it out)
Described by The Guardian as somewhere between Steve Reich and The Ramones, we are very excited about hosting the multi-talented Martin Creed at Cafe Oto. Turner-Prize winning Creed is normally known for his art but his music is making the same leaps - one piece composed for bells has been commissioned for the 2012 Olympics. In short, this will be one well-worth seeing.
Here is a new video from Oxford’s Trophy Wife. The band put on a quite brilliant live show, and they play with Esben and the Witch as well as their own headline show in March. This song is full of sweet melodies and rhythms that ought to move you.
Here’s a favourite from Anna Calvi’s debut album, out this week and being reviewed gushingly so far from the likes of The Guardian, BBC and many more. This one almost sounds like a lost Springsteen classic, with Calvi’s unique drama mixed in.
We have legendary band The Vaselines performing for us soon and we’re getting excited. So why not join us and watch this clip of the band in session peforming ‘Sex with an X’ and why not lose yourself in something classic - Nirvana’s famous Vaselines cover ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’. I wanted to find a clip of Kurt Cobain and Eugene Kelly playing another Vaselines/Nirvana song ‘Molly’s Lips’ at their legendary Reading Festival show but it was all a little too grainy. At the time Cobain described performing with Kelly as one of the greatest moments of his life.
Twin Shadow’s show at the Lexington sold-out super fast so it’s with excitement that we announce a special show with the man in May at London’s Scala. Plus there’s also an exclusive limited-edition t-shirt offer on right now. You can buy tickets to the Scala show and the t-shirt here
We have the brilliant Broken Records playing in support of Freelance Whales at the end of this month and their new record about to be released by the legendary 4AD label is streaming right now RIGHT HERE.
It’s been nice to see a raft of big hitters putting their weight behind Esben and the Witch for this year - including BBC Sound of 2011. The album ‘Violet Cries’ is out very soon and is by all accounts quite something. It should go someway towards filling their big potential and we can’t wait to see the band just over a week after the album drops. It’s always a favourite time to see a band (especially with a debut album). There’s a hunger and passion in live shows around album releases that generates real excitement.
Beautiful cover of the very soon to be published book by James Yorkston. Anyone familiar with his onstage banter will know that this one will be well worth a read. You can also pre-order it now on Amazon.
Yours Truly have the market cornered for amazing live footage of the best upcoming bands. It’s little suprise but pleasant none-the-less to see this Twin Shadow live bit. You can see something very special indeed about George Lewis Jr. he has the kind of magnetism that you can’t teach.
Our last show with Junip was a little bit special so we’re expecting their recently announced show on the 1st of February at the Scala will be a hot ticket too. Check the guys out in session above for a reminder.