We are incredibly excited to have Hudson Mohawke playing on October 19 at XOYO, and we were just as excited when we saw that Hudson Mohawke had made his new EP ‘Satin Panthers’ available to stream on YouTube.
After their amazing show 3 weeks ago at The Shacklewell Arms, Givers will be back in London for Field Day and a show at Hoxton Bar And Kitchen on August 9. Yesterday, they performed a live session for Huw Stephens on his Radio 1 show which you can listen to HERE.
The new single from Cat’s Eyes “Over You” is out today. Taken from their self-titled debut album, it is available both digitally and as a limited edition 7”. On top of this, their performance at the iTunes festival is now available to download on iTunes.
The only flyer you’ll ever need for Field Day. All you have to do is scroll over the flyer and you can watch or listen to content from the artists within this page, giving you a comprehensive preview of this years Field Day.
RizLab is an exciting new project which brings together the most innovative and forward thinking artists around to create new and groundbreaking material The very first RizLab project will see Jamie xx collaborating with world-renowned visual artist Quayola.
For this collaboration, Jamie xx will play a four hour set, including exclusive material from his forthcoming EP, whilst Quayola will be performing live alongside him to create visuals which shall be projected on two 17m wide HD screens.
This joint performance shall be called ‘Structures’ and it will be held at an as yet unannounced London location on Thursday 11 August.
To learn more about the project and how to get tickets for these performances, head over to their website: http://www.rizlab.co.uk/.
Stay+ have provided their own inimitable take on one of our favourite tracks of this summer “Banana Ripple.” With the signature haunting vocals and electronics, Stay+ have really turned this track upside down.
On 16 August, Fixers play at The Shacklewell Arms to celebrate the release of their new single “Swimmhaus Johannesburg.” But, before then, you can get this great remix by Beat Connection, courtesy of Planet Notion.
Metronomy’s “The Bay,” from their Mercury nominated(!) album ‘The English Riviera,’ has been given the remix treatment by Clock Opera. Available as a free download, you can get this stylish remix right here.
If you thought Psychologist’s video for his last song “Out, Damned Spot!” was a little eerie, just wait until you watch this video for the excellent “Propeller,” taken from ‘Propeller EP’ which is out August 16.
As part of The Apple Cart festival, The Apple Cart and Book Aid International shall be running a Grand Book Sale to support education and development in sub-Saharan Africa and before Sunday 7th August, you can donate your books for this every Saturday at their Broadway Market stall. The stall will also be selling Underage, Field Day and The Apple Cart festival tickets, and all with no booking fee.
The market can be found at London Fields Primary School, 2 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL and it is open between 9am and 5pm. Get down there if you can, and experience a wonderful part of East London!
In case you missed it earlier, the Mercury Prize nominations were revealed this morning and we are happy to say that James Blake, Anna Calvi, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins and Metronomy were all among the 12 nominees.
Here at EYOE we’re big fans of the storied career of Mr. Kozelek, and excited to have him at Field Day and then Union Chapel. It means there’s no excuse for missing the man, or indeed, for not seeing him twice. Before we get too carried away, here are five of our favourite Kozelek moments.
Grace Cathedral Park
Where to start but the beginning and the dewy-eyed nostalgia-fest that is ‘Grace Cathedral Park’. It’s still one of his most alluring moments, and sets out his ticket as a man obsessed with the passing of time pretty sharpish. Not a wasted second in this pretty beautiful song.
Here our boy Kozelek comes pretty close to fist pumping, or at least optimism - a rarefied emotion in Kozelek songs. But when he does it, like on ‘Michigan’ he hits the spot pretty hard. There’s plenty of quotable gems in this one too - ‘I don’t need a house in Lake Michigan / I don’t need a purpose to plan things / I just wanna feel your pulse again’. Awww.
Carry Me, Ohio
A song Kozelek released under his Sun Kil Moon moniker on career highlight ‘Ghosts of the Great Highway’, if this one doesn’t move you then you might want to have somebody take your pulse. Here, and elsewhere on that record Kozelek goes deep on the meaning of life and memories and what remains is an album that should stand the test of time.
Pretty highlight from ‘Old Ramon’, a pretty minor release in the grand scheme of things, but still vintage Kozelek at work here. He goes long on this, stretching out a canvas of warm emoting for 7 good minutes. Bathe in it for a little while.
Neverending Math Equation
On paper this is still one of those ideas that feels as though you might have dreamed it. But it happened, Kozelek released an entire album of Modest Mouse covers, and this take on ‘Neverending Math Equation’ still sounds great. Strangely the nostalgia, and road trip feel of Modest Mouse aligns itself perfectly with classic Kozelek narratives.
Tomorrow, Electrelane play their first live UK show in over 3 and a half years at the Manchester Academy before playing in London for their already sold out show at The Scala. To celebrate their reunion, they are taking over some of the content at DrownedinSound and today they have shared a YouTube mix which you can watch/listen to HERE.
Next Wednesday 27th July sees Steve Mason and Dennis Bovell bring their unique project, a dub reinterpretation by Bovell of Mason’s ‘Boys Outside,’ to The Shacklewell Arms for an extremely intimate gig.
The original was released last year to much critical acclaim: Uncut Lead Review gave it 4 stars and called it “Mason’s finest record,” The Daily Telegraph described it as “hypnotic future pop” and The Observer said, “this poignant album finds Mason finally living up to his early promise,” and also called it a “sublime new album of hymnal electronic soul.”
With two such widely respected artists, who have a genuine appreciation for each others work, working together on this project, it really does promise to be an exceptional evening.
Here at Eat Your Own Ears, we realise that not everyone who will be coming to Field Day lives in London and won’t necessarily want to try and get back home when the day is over. So, it was with interest that we saw a piece in The FADER on Russell’s of Clapton, a modern B&B in Clapton, East London. Being only a short distance from Victoria Park, it really is a perfect place to stay.
It’s just under a week now until Dave.i.d plays at Electrowerkz to mark the release of his debut album ‘Response’ on July 18. It has already received excellent reviews: Uncut gave it 4/5 and described Dave.i.d as “a mercurial producer with a golden touch” and The Whiteboard Project believes it will become “an inspiration to a new generation of music lovers.” We’ll leave it to the NME to have the final word on Dave.i.d:
"We imagine Londoner Dave Hedges’ ‘bedroom’ to be a little like Buffalo Bill’s lair from ‘The Silence Of The Lambs,’ but with synths instead of women trapped down the well. Darkly eccentric he weds post-dubstep and hip-hop production values with malevolent post-punk and eds up at a unique address in the same street as These New Puritans and Tricky (before he went rubbish)."
Last month, Steve Mason and Dennis Bovell talked on Domino Radio about their latest collaboration ‘Ghosts Outside,’ a ‘dub’ reinterpretation of Mason’s ‘Boys Outside’ released in 2010, and you can see them both in action on Wednesday 27 July at The Shacklewell Arms.
Blonde Redhead have decided to give away a remix EP of tracks from their latest album ‘Penny Sparkle.’ It really does feature a wide range of sounds, containing remixes from Salem, Pantha du Prince and Games. You can either stream and download it below.
We’ve all had a week to get to know it and stream it incessantly, but today is the big day: ‘Skying’ is finally released. After the success of second album ‘Primary Colours,’ this was always going to be a hugely anticipated album, and after listening to it last week it really does live up to expectations.
Even though we’ve still been able to listen to it, there’s nothing like having it for yourself and being able to take it with you everywhere you go. So don’t hesitate and get your hands on this great record!
The hit of the summer ‘Up Up Up’ now has an equally vibrant and uplifting video to go with it, and if they put this much energy and enthusiasm into performing for a video, then you know they are a band that you simply have to see live!
This is turning out to be a big week for Austra and Austra fans. Ahead of their sold out show tonight at Cargo, they have announced that they shall be releasing a remix album titled “Sparkle” which includes remixes of ‘Lose It,’ Beat And The Pulse’ and ‘Spellwork.’ But, perhaps the biggest news of all is that they have been shortlisted for the Polaris Prize. Much like the Mercury Prize in the UK, the Polaris Prize looks to celebrate the very best of Canadian music with artistic merit being the only criterion. Congratulations Austra!
The Trevor Jackson directed video for Dave.i.d’s “Marvel,” which is taken from his debut album ‘Response,’ has premiered over on the NME website. Like the music, it really does have a dark and mysterious air to it that can only add to the excitement and anticipation of his live show.
Tonight’s line-up really is something special. With Swedish Balearic pop pioneers Air France DJing, the Guardian’s “best new act of the year by miles” Star Slinger and Memory Tapes who has just released the widely acclaimed ‘Player Piano’ both playing live.
Often labelled as a ‘chillwave’ artist, watch Memory Tapes break free from that label with this incredible reworking of ‘Bicycle’ at last years SXSW.
After tearing up the blogosphere for the past 12 months, Star Slinger is now working on some totally new material and, fingers crossed, hopefully we’ll get a sneak preview tonight.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard much from Air France and so hopefully tonight marks the beginning of their return back into making incredibly blissful music like this.
We’re all very excited about this Wednesday and having the chance to finally see Dayve Hawk, aka Memory Tapes, perform material from the critically acclaimed ‘Player Piano.’ In the meantime, you can listen to his July Tour EP which contains remixes of “Wait In The Dark” and “Yes I Know.”
Yesterday’s Observer featured a great interview with Givers. It’s almost impossible not to be invigorated by their seemingly boundless optimism and energy, which will no doubt be even more noticeable during their live show this Friday.
Field Day has collaborated with Diesel Island to bring us a series of radio shows from before, during and after the festival. In this, the first of the series, Tom Baker talks to Connan Mockasin about this year’s line-up, the art of making a moccasin shoe and travelling across New Zealand.