As well as an exclusive chat to Creators Project this excellent little video features some footage of Chilly’s special live show and some more entertaining bits. Anyone who avidly watches Chilly vids knows what to expect!
The lovely guys in Walls have kindly made Eat Your Own Ears a playlist. The list takes in everything from Arthur Russell to Fugazi and from front to back works as a great mix. Some of these videos are well worth the visual attention too. The aforementioned Arthur Russell video is a big highlight. Nice to see cloud rap originator Cannibal Ox propping up the end of the list too.
You can see Walls support The Field on the 8th of December, more info here: The Field + Walls
Here is a show we have been excited to see for a while. One of EYOE’s favourite newcomers of the year Outfit packed out the Shacklewell for their single launch and this time they are back to play only their second London show. Big things beckon for next year.
New Build - Tuesday - Electrowerkz - SOLD OUT
Another new band and another Hot Chip side project to get excited about. First single ‘Finding Reasons’ knocked us out and an album is coming in early 2012.
Rocketnumbernine - Wednesday - Shacklewell Arms
Brother duo Rocketnumbernine have had just about the perfect start in music - a single on Kieran Hebdon’s TEXT label (laid down in one take), a tour with Four Tet and Caribou, and to crown it all - a slot opening for Radiohead in the US at the request of Thom Yorke.
Clock Opera + Becoming Real - Thursday - Electrowerkz
The excellent Clock Opera are returning alongside Becoming Real. Clock Opera are a band whose live show seems to get bigger and bolder every time we see them. While their career so far has been a slow burn we think things could light up very quickly in 2012.
Eleanor Friedberger + Weird Dreams - Thursday - Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
As our Spotify mix last week attests, Eleanor Friedberger has been part of some of the best music of the 00s and the 10s so far. Her solo record this year is riding high in many end of year lists (including ours) and earlier in the year her live show blew us away too. Repeat please.
Spank Rock recently went out on on the ‘Check Yo Ponytail! tour’ in the US alongside Wavves, Pictureplane, Freelandia and The Death Set. We’ve heard great things about Spank Rock’s live show lately and these pictures from Spin suggest it’s not a show to miss.
Eleanor Friedberger has laid claim to our hearts this year with one of the best solo debuts for some time. She is, of course, also one half of one of the best duos of the last decade as well - The Fiery Furnaces. Plenty of ammo then, for a Spotify round-up of her career as it stands. Celebrate her here:
It’s always a joy when two Eat Your Own Ears acts combine and this Caribou mix of Junior Boys is proof. We are beyond excited to see Junior Boys again in December and spend another 10 minutes inside the world of Banana Ripple.
A very busy week at EYOE towers with 8 shows this week (even though there are only 7 days in a week). Of those shows only two of them have tickets still available so much of this preview will be academic to some of you.
Loney Dear + NZCA/LINES (MON) + Air Castles (WEDS) - St. Pancras Old Church - Monday/Wednesday.
A special double bill for a special artist. The nights are themed into two colours - Blue and Green, two of pop musics most prized hues. Both shows are SOLD OUT.
Zola Jesus+ EMA - Heaven - Wednesday
After a massive show for us earlier in the year - and an excellent turn at Field Day - the goth songstress returns, with the brilliant EMA in tow this time. Two of our favourite artists of the year, this one is unmissable.
The Dø - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen - Wednesday
This eclectic French/Finnish band are already absolutely huge in Europe and are invading the shores of the UK on a pop voyage. Their album hit number one in France recently and these guys could be a sneaky tip for 2012. SOLD OUT.
Casiokids - Shacklewell Arms - Thursday
No week would be complete without a ridiculously buzzy show at the Shacklewell Arms it seems. This week it’s the turn of Scandinavian pop band Casiokids. Last time we saw them they were on tour with Of Montreal. This time their stuff is ready to hold its own and we can’t wait.
Olof Arnalds - St. Pancras Old Church - Thursday/Friday
Completing a bit of an EYOE takeover at St. Pancras Church this week is the amazing Olof Arnalds - a firm favourite of ours. A former member of Múm and others her stuff is perfect autumn music - cold, brisk and enchanting. SOLD OUT.
BLACKOUT - Barbican - Thursday
Eat Your Own Ears curate Blackout Sessions, one of two stages at Off Modern Late open until 1am. Blackout Sessions, run by Late of The Pier’s Sam Potter, are gigs in which the bands play in complete darkness. With the line up kept secret Blackout Sessions provide a unique opportunity for an audience, a chance to experience live music free from expectations and preconceptions.
As part of the OMA/Progress exhibition curated by Rotor at Barbican Art Gallery, Off Modern presents an night of sound, visuals and performances by artists, filmmakers, designers and musicians engaged in deconstructing the spatial experience and architecture of the Barbican, and mapping futuristic scenarios. The event will take place in the Barbican Foyers and Art Gallery, as well as its labyrinthine corridors and public spaces, inside and out.
Here’s another new guest spot from Spank Rock who comes to London in early December. This time he turns up in the unlikeliest of places - with punk duo Japanther. Watch above for the excellent results.
A bit of a bumper week for gigs this week with something great almost every single day. No excuses. So without further ado, gigs of the week…
Anna Calvi - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester - Monday (Sold Out)
Worth the trip to Manchester alone, our favourite modern chanteuse is in town to woo the North. This one is sold out but those lucky enough to have tickets are in for a treat.
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Koko, London - Monday
A rare London show from the legend, the new record is superb and he is always a good watch too. Eagerly awaiting the sing-a-long line of the year too - “What the president wants is…’.
King Krule - Corsica Studios - Tuesday
The diminutive King Krule (pictured) plays for us on Tuesday fresh off rave reviews for his debut EP for True Panther and he is tipped for big, big things in 2012 and beyond. Worth seeing this prodigy take shape as early as possible we reckon.
Esben and the Witch + The Haxan Cloak - Corsica Studios - Wednesday
The excellent Esben and the Witch are back with a new EP and a show at Corsica Studios. As one of our favourite live acts around we will be eager to catch the new material as we await something bigger next year no doubt.
The History of Apple Pie - Shacklewell Arms - Wednesday (Sold Out)
Another sugary single and another sold out show at the Shacklewell for London shoegazers The History of Apple Pie. Hot competition but this one might be the buzziest show on Wednesday night.
Niki and The Dove - Cargo - Wednesday
Niki and the Dove are a formidable live act, earning huge reviews all year as they continue to blow away all and sundry. It’s our turn at Cargo on Wednesday and we have Niki and the Dove down as a big tip for next year (BBC Sound of 2012 anyone?)
Summer Camp - Efes, Dalston - Thursday
Not just a big summer but a big year for Summer Camp who have just released their excellent debut record on EYOE faves Moshi Moshi. The party comes to Efes on Thursday (as it always does!) with Summer Camp celebrating the record and treating us to some East End Kareoke too. We’re brushing up.
It’s been a little while since we got to post a Blogoteque, despite being huge fans of the website. So we’re pleased to find a takeaway show for EMA (supporting Zola Jesus soon - VERY few tickets left!). Take a look at EMA doing ‘Anteroom’ from her excellent Past Martyred Saints’ record above.
Here’s another new one from Weird Dreams, who support Stephen Malkmus and his Jicks next week. These guys are a bit of a sly favourite of ours at the moment and bearing the torch for the UK, hitting spots like Pitchfork and The Fader lately.
This may not be a new session, but well worth catching up on ahead of tonight’s XOYO show. We’ve been enthusing about these guys as one of the best live acts around right now and tonight’s show feels unmissable.
Our slate of gigs this week all happen on Tuesday evening - who said Midweek was dead eh? Ahead of next week’s very busy gig-times we’re focusing all energy on two very good gigs indeed.
DJANGO DJANGO + BULLION (DJ) - HOXTON BAR AND KITCHEN (TUESDAY)
One of our favourite bands for quite a while now, they are especially good live, and we are looking forward to seeing them at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen ahead of what will surely be a crossover year for the band. In support is the excellent Bullion on the decks.
GIVERS + ZULU WINTER - XOYO (TUESDAY)
Another favourite of the year and by all accounts Kings of CMJ this year. Givers are a real force live, it’s not understatement to say this band have one of the best shows right now, definitely worth catching. Lower on the bill are recently EYOE tips Zulu Winter, who bring their soaring show to XOYO.
We have Chairlift playing for us tonight and loved seeing them prank Boiler Room throwing down some serious dance moves and garnering some pretty funny chat room commentary. Enjoy this one in full screen.
Doesn’t King Krule look so young in that picture above? Listening to his music it’s easy to forget that Archie Marshall is just 17 - especially with that out-of-nowhere gruff voice. Take a listen to another one from his upcoming album on True Panther below.