Video: Clock Opera
Belongings (teaser) from Clock Opera on Vimeo. Teaser for the new single out on Moshi Moshi Records very soon!
Free gigs next week
We have three free gigs next week (little bit of a tongue twister) and each one looks great. Koudlam - Old Blue Last - Wednesday 2nd March Trophy Wife - The Wheelbarrow - Thursday 3rd Visions of Trees - Macbeth - Thursday 3rd So three of the best upcoming bands making waves right now, and completely free, just head on over to our event page on our website and download your ticket/s!
We have up-and-coming producer Seams supporting Gold Panda next weekend, and we thought we’d treat you to a stream of a song from his recent E.P. It has the same kind of glitch to it as Gold Panda, but maybe pushes melody even more, with a lot of nice depth. Listen below. Hung Markets by seams
Video: Martin Creed Session
Check out this very entertaining session with Martin Creed for The Guardian. Really into his post-punk sounding ‘Thinking/Not Thinking’ too. Something straight out of Gang of Four/Wire territory and we like it. The man plays for us next week.
ROUNDHOUSE RISING - DOORS 7:30 - The Roundhouse (PRIZES / GHOST EYES / TEETH OF THE SEA) Tonight is the Eat Your Own Ears programmed night at the Roundhouse Rising festival, showing the hottest upcoming talent in the UK in one of London’s finest venues. We are very excited about our line-up, Prizes played for us at last years Field Day Festival, Ghost Eyes recently supported Gold Panda...
Playlist: EYOE Spring 2011
Our diary is groaning under the weight of all these fantastic shows we have coming up, we had three last night (Glasser, Gruff Rhys, Caribou) and another three tonight (James Yorkston, About Group and Darkstar) so we thought we’d take a moment to get right back to the music. Check out our playlist above for an overview of what we have coming up. It’s a great little list and the...
Video: Twin Shadow
It’s a little way off but we are already feeling the buzz for Twin Shadow’s next show with us (plus his appearance at Field Day). He’s puts on a great live show, as this nicely shot video above can attest to.
Interview: Glasser (via Dummy)
Check out this great interview Glasser did with Dummy Mag. The gig is tonight at XOYO and it’s safe to say we are very excited about this one. (full text: http://www.dummymag.com/features/2011/02/21/glasser-interview-the-thing-that-cannot-be-controlled-/) One of the things I really like about the album is the way the rigmarole of life is set against this epic backdrop. That’s just how...
Comes In Waves from psychologist on Vimeo. Here’s a great new talent for 2011 and we are very excited to have him play for us soon. Check out this nice song and video from Psychologist as we eagerly await more material.
Hands up if you are a big of a music geek? Check out this perfect-for-Friday-afternoon video of Glasser explaining her live set up in fascinating detail. And just when we thought we couldn’t get any more excited for next week!
Poster: Lyle and Scott Presents
Going to be a great night!
Video: Olof Arnalds NPR Session
A little while back Olof Arnalds recorded a mini-concert for NPR, and it’s well-worth a rewatch on this Friday morning in anticipation of her show soon.
Video: "Ivory Tower" Trailer
Check out the new, official trailer for Chilly Gonzale’s film Ivory Tower above. Looks like a great film from an EYOE fave, and one of the most talented guys in music.
Video: Gold Panda - Marriage
Check out this hot-off-the-press video from Gold Panda!
It’s good to hear that Architecture in...
Audio: Visions of Trees Mix
Check out this little Visions of Trees mix and another track in this brand new set from the guys. We are very excited about the gig now! Visions of Trees by Visions of Trees
Field Day 2011
The first batch of acts for Field Day 2011 are confirmed: Actress / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / CocknBullKid / Ducktails / Electrelane / Factory Floor / Gruff Rhys / Hype Williams / Jamie Woon / John Cale / Konono No.1 / Mark Kozelek / Matthew Dear / Mount Kimbie / Omar Souleyman / Oneohtrix Point Never / Pearson Sound / Roska / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Coral / The Horrors / Tortoise / Trophy...
We are getting particularly excited about the upcoming Glasser show with Lia Ices and Sampha in support. If you head over to our facebook you can win a pair of tickets and a limited edition clear vinyl or CD courtesy of Matador Records and True Panther. www.facebook.com/eatyourownears
Video: Lia Ices 'Daphne'
Not much needs to be said about this beautiful video and gorgeous song. Just watch it. (Directed by Focus Creeps; Girls‘ “Lust for Life” and “Hellhole Rat Race,” Cass McCombs‘ “Executioner’s Song,” Neon Indian’s “Sleep Paralysist”) Catch Lia Ices with Glasser and recent blog favourite Sampha next week.
Remix: Gold Panda
One of our faves from the past year or so is Gold Panda, and one thing we like about him is the restless quality of his music, finding new ideas to settle on minute-by-minute or second-by-second. He has just posted an unofficial remix to soundcloud - yet more restless creativity from the man. Listen to it below: (Bitch I) Feel Good (Gold Panda Unofficial Hancock Version) - Chip Tha Ripper...
Video: Jessie Ware & Sampha
Here’s one that will outlive Valentine’s Day. Great little pop song with Sampha - he supports Glasser very soon.
Spotify: Eat Your Own Ears February Mix
Seems like a while since we did one of these, and it is! January is traditionally quiet so as we busy up we are bringing back monthly mixes. This months is a nice welcome back with the likes of Glasser (above) and Caribou, giving us a fresh excuse to put some of our favourites from last year in a mix. Check out the tracklist below and have a listen: LISTEN HERE
Video: Anna Calvi Session for The Guardian
Another week another amazing Anna Calvi session. Our shows with her are all sold out and you can see why!
Fiction were a great word of mouth hit last year, building a solid reputation with their great live show. Their minimal indie pop music takes in a little Talking Heads, a little Wire and a lot in-between. Check out this excellent video above. We have the band playing as part of a collaborative effort between Field Day and Øya Festival.
Video: Chilly Gonzales
Here’s a new-ish video from Chilly Gonzales, and a song we can’t stop playing right now. His show with us towards the end of last year was a top 5 show of the year for us, really special, and we have just announced another date with the man for May. Bring it on!
Sampha is a recent signing to the ever brilliant Young Turks label. We first caught wind of him from a couple of excellent remixes but his ‘Sundanza’ E.P is full of future-thinking skewed beats with an undercurrent of real beauty. Take a listen to the whole thing below. He supports Glasser for us on the 22nd of February. YT039 - Sampha - Sundanza EP by Young Turks
Artist Martin Creed has always used music and we are very excited to host him playing at Cafe Oto soon. Here’s a couple of key bits from excellent interview where he discusses art and music: Music has a key place in your practice. You just released the single “Thinking/Not Thinking” and you’ve been with your band since the mid-90s. The band used to be called Owada,...
Video: Metronomy - She Wants
We’re big fans of Metronomy’s recent darker direction. The new single even sounds a little bit like The Cure. Check out the great new video for that as we anticipate hearing the album, which is supposed to be absolutely brilliant.
Awards: Gold Panda
Great to see Gold Panda pick up The Guardian first album award last week. Here’s the article: On the phone from his new home in Germany, the electronic auteur Gold Panda – who offers only Derwin as a real name – sounds happily bemused at the news his instrumental debut, Lucky Shiner, has won the 2010 Guardian First Album award. “I’ve never won anything before in my...
Music: Bonobo featuring Dels
We are eagerly anticipating the Dels album and his show with us (and another favourite Micachu) and this should keep us ticking over until then. A nice guest verse from Dels on a new Bonobo track. Take a listen below: Bonobo Feat. DELS & Andreya Triana ‘Eyesdown’ (REVOX) by DELS
Any excuse to revisit last year’s amazing album from Caribou and we’ll take it. As always we are very excited about the upcoming show and check out the slightly unnerving video for ‘Sun’ above. Sounded amazing at Field Day last year.
Video: The Dodos La Blogoteque
The Dodos - Soirée à emporter #3 - Paris, La Blogotheque from La Blogotheque on Vimeo. Regular readers know we are big fans of La Blogoteque and it’s a treat to see that they have put up footage (a whole 25 minutes worth!) of the Dodos playing in Paris recently. More than enough to convince us that their upcoming show is unmissable!
Video: Micachu Doc
Micachu support Dels soon and we’re hoping for a new album this year. Mica is one of the smartest, most forward thinking pop musicians going. Check out this interesting mini-doc.
Remix: Glasser - Tremel (Jamie XX Remix)
We’re still playing the Glasser album like somebody might take it away from us at any minute and so it’s nice to take a little break and delve into the wonderful world of Jamie XX remixes, the guy has a great ear for what works and Glasser sounds great in almost any setting.
Esben and the Witch
The Esben and the Witch album is sounding great to us and their show is fast approaching. It looks like it will be an excellent one and we are really excited about it. We caught up with the band on EYOE Radio last year and it makes for some nice listen again material this morning. LISTEN HERE
Roundhouse Rising Special
We are fast approaching the Roundhouse Rising Festival and wanted to highlight the bands playing for us. PRIZES Prizes stand out from a thickening electronic and pop crowd by virtue of the songs Hari Ashurst writes - they are laced with strange imagery, interlinking rhythms and big choruses. Check out ‘Canada’ below. It’s a firecracker: Canada by Prizes GHOST EYES ...
Matthew Dear POV
We’re really excited about Matthew Dear’s full band show with us in March. Everytime we have seen him before he has blown us away, and this new step, to recruit a band to furnish his new more pop territory with the arrangements they deserve, is hugely promising. For a taster of the man live check out this performance from Pitchfork’s excellent POV series. It reminds us of...
Anna Calvi Live
We were lucky enough to host Anna Calvi at Hoxton Hall at the end of last week. Check out this live video from France to see just how great she is live. The real deal for sure.
Win: Eat Your Own Ears Tickets for a YEAR
Last week we ran a huge competition. The competition grants the winner entry to all Eat Your Own Ears gigs for the rest of the year - this includes the Field Day festival as well. All clues are up on our own Ear Your Own Ears facebook page. Deadline for email entries is this coming Friday at Midday. So if you missed the clues last week there’s no excuse not to get involved!
Visions of Trees Video
We’ve been following Visions of Trees for a while now, and it’s really great to see this nicely shot video for their single out on Moshi Moshi. They play for us on the 3rd of March at the Macbeth, and it’s one we’re looking forward to a lot. Check out the video above.