Following on from our Mount Kimbie post earlier on in the week take a look at their HQ video performance from Abbey Rd. Debuts on E4. Great footage, head over to Dummy to see it. Hope everybody enjoyed them!
Time for a brand new Junior Boys song. It’s like having three at once because this one is an epic 9-minute thing of a song, it’s brilliant of course. Our expectations for the album are blown sky high. Check it out:
It can be quite exhuasting keeping up with the restless creative that is Chilly Gonzales. Here at EYOE we like to take a couple of hours every few weeks to catch on the mans dealings. Highlight recently was a live session for Radio One celebrating 20 years of Pete Tong!
Incase you hadn’t noticed we rather like Cat’s Eyes. The album is a stormer and we can’t wait to see it live next week at the Scala. In the Easter spirit, we are giving away a pair of tickets over on our Facebook page. It’s very simple entry and we announce the winners today at 5pm!
We catch up with Alexis Taylor, Charles Heywood, John Coxon and Pat Thomas, who together, make up; About Group. We join Caribou’s Dan Snaith at his NME award winners show to discuss the ‘Caribou Awards’. If that wasn’t enough the lovely James Yorkston reads an extract from his wonderful book ‘It’s Lovely to be here, The Diaries of a Touring Gent’. Not forgetting all the latest EYOE news and this months best new music from: Gang Gang Dance, Tune Yards, Metronomy and more.
We are massive fans of the wonderful Erland and The Carnival. The new album has been on non-stop rotation lately - how good is the cover by the way - and we are excited to see the brand new video for Springtime.
Regular readers will know we don’t usually discuss B&Bs on this blog - and don’t worry we aren’t having a change in direction, but we wanted to highlight a terrific new place that has opened in Clapton. It’s independant, run by good people and has a great dog.
Regular readers well know our soft spot for La Blogoteque and their well-filmed, intimately captured performances. This one of Beirut has been floating around for a while, but such is the fast pace of the internet we almost forgot about it. A pleasant reminder - tickets for our show with Beirut are selling faster than…Usain Bolt? A one minute punk song? One of those weird energy shots?
We just announced Gang Gang Dance to play for us at XOYO in London, the gig is in about 5 weeks time, so excuse us please while we post a multitude of times about this amazing group. It starts here with the new video for Mindkilla.
We continue what is shaping up to be Metronomy week on the blog with another interesting video of Joe Mount, the man behind Metronomy. Yesterday he was talking about Devon and his approach to music, and today he guides us through their great new record.
Check out this excellent video with Joe from Metronomy going through his ideas for the new album. He talks a little about equipment and concept and how he has been working. It’s very interesting and makes the album see even more exciting.
The Guardian continue their great series of live sessions with a brilliant one from About Group - and a great introduction from Alexis Taylor too! Watch it above. Very much looking forward to seeing them play for us soon - and again at Field Day.
We love a good making of video because it combines two things we like - geekery and snooping. Metronomy have kindly swept back the curtain on their new video for ‘The Look’ and it’s an interesting, fun watch as usual. Check it out above.
We are sorry to see the end of the great Lyle and Scott curated events. They were all terrific fun and we saw some great emerging talent. Check out this short video of the most recent gig for further proof.
We embraced technology with open arms and our hair flapping in the wind yesterday. Yes, Eat Your Own Ears conducted our first #eyoemeets Twinterview. For those of you don’t know that is a Twitter Interview, made in to one word - presumably to save on characters.
It’s an interesting format, with everybody watching, and only space for 140 characters but we gave it a good go and got some interesting answers too:
The Cat’s Eyes upcoming album is fast becoming our most anticipated of Spring so we are eagerly pressing repeat on this album sampler that just landed on YouTube. Check it out and get a taster for what is to come, following on from their already brilliant EP.
The multi-talented Steve Mason has just put up a new remix on his soundcloud, of Miles Kane and it’s a bit of a gem. Take a listen to it below as we eagerly await seeing him again on the 13th of April. Lots of good shows happening these next couple of weeks.
We had an amazing time at the EYOE/Windish party at SXSW and are still recovering from its brilliance - including Twin Shadow (above). Click through this link to see the full slideshow and re-live it with us.