Part 2 of the RizLab project sees RizLab team up with Friendly Fires. To kick things off, Friendly Fires have made an exclusive mix which, as they explain in the accompanying short film, features just some of the artists and styles that represent the past, present and future of dance music. Referencing artists such as LFO, Green Velvet and Blawan; they really do demonstrate their passion and love for innovative dance music.
The culmination of this project between Friendly Fires and RizLab will come at this year’s Bestival where they shall be curating a Friday night line-up with the best that dance music has to offer, with DJ sets and live collaborations from SBTRKT, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, LONE, Frankie Knuckles and A Guy Called Gerald.
To find out more about the RizLab projects, listen to and watch the Friendly Fires mix and film, and have the chance to win tickets to this years Bestival; head over to the RizLab website:
A week today, Kurt Vile & The Violators and Woods play at the Scala as part of their tour to celebrate the release of their split 7” release, and psych-folk outfit Woods have now premiered their lead track from the EP, “Skulls,” over on Pitchfork.
If you have checked the weather forecast for this weekend and are now planning on staying indoors, then make sure you catch up with Field Day Radio - Featuring Electrelane, Bugged Out with Michael Mayer, Creep, Baio (Vampire Weekend), Factory Floor, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Quietus with Konono No. 1, Tribes and Domino Records with Jack Shankly and the Villagers.
The other day, you will have seen that we posted Electrelane’s Black Cab Session, but now we’re happy to share with you the session that Tribes recorded for the Black Cab Sessions a few weeks ago at Field Day.
Boom Bip releases his new album ‘Zig Zaj’ on September 26, but track “All hands,” which shall be on the new album, is already available to stream via SoundCloud. We can’t wait for the whole record and the chance to see it live!
On October 18, Foreign Office play for us at The Shacklewell Arms to celebrate the release of their EP ‘Alaska’ the day before. Whilst it may be a while until we can get our hands on the record and hear it played live, we can already stream it over on their website to our heart’s content.
BBC 6 Music started its Complete Mercurys series last night. During the series, 6 Music will be giving us complete guides to all of this years Mercury nominated albums and it started off the other day with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins and Anna Calvi.
Listen to the documentaries HERE and look out for Metronomy’s show in the near future.
Eat Your Own Ears faves Double Denim are putting the finishing touches on another great single, this time for Liverpool’s Outfit. Two Islands manages to mix droning waves of guitar fuzz, delicious synth lines and a truly epic build into what must be one of the year’s best singles so far. Take a listen:
Check out this pop-up show Slow Club played a few weeks ago on a particularly rainy england day. They brought some sunshine to Soho Square in London regardless. We’ve got our hands on a copy of the new record and we’ll be posting some initial thoughts track by track this week, so keep your eyes out for that.
Clock Opera release their next EP ‘Lesson No. 7’ on October 3 through Moshi Moshi/Island Records. The three track EP will include tracks “Lesson No. 7,” “Seven Hours” and a Tom Vek remix. The title track, the furious and relentless ”Lesson No. 7,” is now available to stream via SoundCloud and it has left us very excited for their show on September 14!
Zola Jesus recorded a live session for Daytrotter.com, performing songs “Avalanche” and “Trust Me.” “Avalanche” is taken from her next album ‘Conatus’ which is set to be released on September 26, the same day as her one-off show at Toynbee Hall.
Listen to and download the Daytrotter session HERE.
If you can’t make it to see Electrelane tonight, or even if you are and you want to get yourself in the mood, watch this video of Electrelane’s stunning performance at France’s Route du Rock festival in its entirety.
It may still be another 3 months until Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks comes to London, but it doesn’t mean we’re not already very excited and so we were very happy to hear the news that their new album ‘Mirror Traffic’ is now available to stream on NPR ahead of its release.
For those that don’t know, The Black Cab Sessions is a very simple concept: find a band, put them in a cab, and let them play a song. This is Electrelane’s performance of “On Parade” for The Black Cab Sessions at Field Day.
Last week, Fixers recorded an exclusive live, studio session for the good guys over at The Line Of Best Fit with a performance of their new single “Swimmhaus Johannesburg,” which you will be able to see them play just as well on Tuesday night at The Shacklewell Arms.
Another brilliant Field Day radio offering and this time it is the turn of Tribes - one of the most exciting young bands on the block. Take a listen to some of their favourite songs past/present here including ‘Stupid Girl’ by Garbage, which we (possibly all of us) don’t hear enough.
Electrelane’s run of summer shows is nearly over, and after next Thursday’s show at XOYO, we’re not sure when we’ll see them again. However, last Saturday they were on the Eat Your Own Ears stage at last Saturday’s Field Day and you can see some great shots of their performance over at This Is Fake DIY.
Here is one we have coming up in September and fresh from opening up proceedings at Field Day 2011. History of Apple Pie remind us a little bit of early Smashing Pumpkins and a few other indie-pop bands of the 1990s but there’s something nice and noisy about the band live with whirring guitars and sweet female harmonies. Take a look at the summer-tinged video for their debut single above.
We’re gathering our breath after another great Field Day weekend but all things Eat Your Own Ears continue apace this week and for the rest of the month with some really exciting shows. Here’s a little guide for anyone feeling a bit lost in the headlights of the post-festival daze.
Mark Kozelek - Kozelek plays Union Chapel on Thursday. The guy is one of our pre-eminent miserablists with his project Red House Painters painting some of the most hauntingly beautiful and sad narratives of the 1990s. Lately though with Sun Kil Moon and his solo work there’s a lighter tint to his work from covering Modest Mouse to the life-affirming feel of Sun Kil Moon’s ‘Ghost of the Great Highway’. UK shows are rare so we are excited to entering the world of Kozelek once more.
Fixers - Oxford band Fixers are stepping things up lately. The album is finished and apparently sounding great. If it’s anything like their new and recently Radio One C-list single ‘Swimhaus Johannesburg’ then heading down to the Shackewell for this one could be a last chance to see Fixers before they blow up big.
Psychologist -We had him play for us in Stoke Newington a little while ago and it’s fair to say everybody there left a little bit blown away. The EP is out now and is attracting rave reviews from all corners. Another one we’ll be keeping a close eye on.
After the success of Mercury nominated ‘Diamond Mine,’ King Creosote & Jon Hopkins will be releasing a new EP, ‘Honest Words.’ Including a reworking of “Bats In The Attic,” it also contains brand new tracks “Honest Words” and “Aurora Boring Alias.”
The EP will be released on 19 September and will be available on 12” vinyl and digitally.
Ahead of the August 15 release of Psychologist’s ‘Propeller EP,’ these reworks and remixes of “Out, Damned Spot!” and “Propeller” are being given away. Angel Haze adds a new verse on top of the deep bass on “Out, Damned Spot!” and Blue Daisy provides blissed out euphoria on “Propeller” which lives up to its “Dreamy Days” name.
Another Field Day has come and gone and with it hopefully plenty of highlights to take away with you. We were very lucky to be able to host such a strong line-up on the Eat Your Own Ears stage this year, whether you were after the laid-back summery sounds of Junip, the other-worldly Sun Ra Arkestra or the experimental John Cale, there really was a great choice.
But, sadly, it is all over now and the only way to get close to reliving these experiences is to delve into our record collections and dig out those precious songs, except this time we won’t get rained on listening to The Coral!
So, with that in mind, here is just a selection of what Field Day had to offer:
This Sunday, Victoria Park shall be taken over by The Apple Cart Festival. With a full line up of Comedy, Music, Magic, Cabaret and plenty of games and stalls too, we can now share with you Sunday’s schedule:
The Apple Cart Stage 11.45-12.15 Alvin C & Riotous Rockers 12.15-1.00 Balearic Folk Orchestra 1.00-1.45 Alvin C & Riotous Rockers 1.45-2.30 Steve Mason 2.30-3.00 Sean Rowley 3.00-3.45 The Magic Numbers 3.45-4.15 Sean Rowley 4.15-5.00 Patrick Wolf 5.00-5.45 Andrew Weatherall 5.45-6.30 Badly Drawn Boy 6.30-7.30 Gilles Peterson 7.30-8.15 Tim Minchin 8.15-9.00 Sean Rowley and Marawa 9.00-10.00 Saint Etienne
Communion/Fence/SWN 12.00-12.30 Seamus Fogarty 12.40-1.10 Rozi Plain 1.10-1.50 The Pictish Trail 2.05-2.35 Peggy Sue 2.50-3.20 Paul Thomas Saunders 3.40-4.10 Treetop Flyers 4.30-5.00 Matthew & The Atlas 5.20-5.50 Joshua Caole 6.10-6.40 Evening Chorus 7.00-7.30 Colorama 7.55-8.30 Michele Stodart 9.00-9.50 Cate Le Bon
Magic 12.00-12.15 Richard Pinner 12.15-1.00 Dov Citron 1.00-1.45 David Weeks 1.45-2.30 Boo Hiccup 2.30-3.15 James Fortune 3.15-4.15 Break 4.15-5.00 Foxy 5.00-5.45 Just George 5.45-6.00 Oliver Tabor
Penguin Books 1.00-2.00 Draw your own Book Cover and other activities 2.00-3.00 Spot the Dog Storytelling 3.00-4.00 Peter Rabbit Storytelling 4.00-5.00 Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes 5.00-5.30 Raffle 5.30-6.30 David Almond
Village Green 1.30-2.30 Egg and Spoon Race 2.30-3.30 Human Wheelbarrow Race 3.30-4.30 Tug of War 4.30-4.45 Broom Sweeping Slalem 4.45-5.45 Fruit Bowling
Cabaret 11.30-1.00 Caught by the River Nature Disco 1.00-1.45 Erection Section 1.45-3.00 Literary Death Match 3.00-3.30 Double Bass Dan & Luke Sticks 3.30-4.15 James Yorkston 4.15-4.30 Neil Prince 4.30-5.15 The Lipsinkers 5.15-5.30 Neil Prince & Marawa 5.30-6.15 Bourgeois & Maurice 6.15-6.45 Pam Hogg 6.45-7.30 Chilly Gonzales 7.30-8.45 Kevin Rowland - DJ set 8.45-9.30 SOUL II SOUL P.A set
Comedy 1.00-1.20 Jimmy Bird 1.20-1.40 Fergus Craig 1.40-2.00 Prince Abdi 2.00-2.35 Mark Steel 2.45-3.15 Simon Evans 3.15-3.45 Paul Chowdhry 3.45-4.20 Jon Richardson 4.30-5.00 Doc Brown 5.00-5.20 Kevin Eldon 5.20-5.55 Marcus Brigstocke 6.05-6.35 Steve Hughes 6.35-7.10 Abandoman
Givers are back in London again and while they’ve been here, they filmed this live session in The Shacklewell Arms. They shall be playing The Shacklewell Arms/Lock Tavern Stage at Field Day on Saturday, and on August 9 they shall be at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen so you’ve no excuse to miss them!
Eat Your Own Ears Main Stage 21.40 Wild Beasts 21.00 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ 20.10 The Coral 19.40 Jen Long DJ 18.55 Warpaint 18.30 Huw Stephens DJ 17.45 John Cale 17.15 Huw Stephens DJ 16.30 Electrelane 16.05 Jen Long DJ 15.25 Villagers 15.00 Justin Spear DJ 14.20 Sun Ra Arkestra 13.55 Justin Spear DJ 13.25 Junip 13.00 Chimes 12.30 Willy Mason
Bugged Out! Stage in association with Resident Advisor 21.45 Carl Craig presents 69 20.30 Michael Mayer 19.15 Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden 18.00 Erol Alkan 17.00 Benga & Youngman 16.00 L-Vis 1990 15.00 James Blake DJ 14.00 Roska 13.00 Pearson Sound 12.00 Matt Walsh
Laneway Festival Stage in association with Last.FM 20.50 The Horrors 20.20 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ 19.30 James Blake 18.40 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ 18.00 Jamie Woon 17.30 Jon Hopkins DJ 16.50 Twin Shadow 16.30 Jon Hopkins DJ 15.50 Mount Kimbie 15.30 Laneway Festival DJ 14.50 Matthew Dear Live Band 14.20 Laneway Festival DJ 13.50 Connan Mockasin 12.50 2.54 12.00 The History of Apple Pie
Village Mentality Stage in association with The Quietus 21.35 Gruff Rhys 20.25 Anna Calvi 19.15 The Sea and Cake 18.00 Omar Souleyman 16.55 Konono No.1 15.50 About Group 15.25 Jon Hillcock DJ 14.45 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 14.20 Jon Hillcock DJ 13.50 Mark Kozelek 12.55 Toy 12.00 Faust
Bloggers Delight/Lanzarote Stage in association with Dummy 20.00 SBTRKT 19.00 Jamie XX 18.00 Actress 17.30 Casper C DJ 16.50 Zola Jesus 16.25 Nik Nik Nik DJ 15.45 Oneohtrix Point Never 15.15 Skull Juice DJ 14.45 Darkstar 14.25 Casper C DJ 13.50 Ducktails 13.25 Skull Juice DJ 12.45 Anika 12.00 Lanzarote DJ
Shacklewell Arms/Lock Tavern Stage 22.20 Glasser 21.55 Chad Valley 21.20 Factory Floor 21.00 Dollop DJ’s 20.30 Born Ruffians 20.10 Dollop DJ’s 19.40 Tribes 19.20 Sexbeat DJ 18.50 Trophy Wife 18.30 Sexbeat DJ 18.00 Clock Opera 17.40 Leather Boy DJ 17.10 Martin Creed 16.50 Leather Boy DJ 16.20 Givers 15.55 Feeding Time DJ 15.25 Cloud Control 15.00 Feeding Time DJ 14.35 CocknBullKid 14.15 No Pain in Pop DJ 13.50 Spector 13.30 Beach Creep DJ 13.05 Creep 12.45 No Pain In Pop DJ 12.20 S.C.U.M 12.00 God Don’t Like It DJ
Do You Come Here Often? Stage 21.00 Veronica Falls 20.40 Star Slinger DJ 20.10 The Bookhouse Boys 19.50 Star Slinger DJ 19.20 Spectrals 19.00 No Bones DJ/ 18.30 Still Corners 18.10 No Bones DJ 17.40 Visions of Trees 17.20 Jig T DJ 16.50 Echo Lake 15.00 Boom Boom Cabaret 13.40 Dance Party 4000 13.20 Greenwich Tea Party 13.00 Club.The.Mammoth VS Grimes DJ 12.40 Alitrec 12.20 Kicker Conspiracy DJ 12.00 John McIvor
Psychologist’s latest EP ‘Propeller’ is available to stream on SoundCloud ahead of its August 15 release on Not Even/Moshi Moshi. Be sure to see him present this live at Electrowerkz for the official launch party on August 11!
The new Field Day Radio show is now ready and available to listen to over on Mixcloud. Including the interviews with Electrelane and The Horrors, Tom Baker also plays as many tracks from this years Field Day acts. Also, if you can’t make it to Field Day, we shall be broadcasting live all day from Victoria Park.
In the latest installment of the Field Day Radio series in association with Diesel Island, Tom Baker was joined by the Guardian Guide’s Paul MacInnes and had exclusive interviews with Electrelane and The Horrors. Listen now to this short preview we have with The Horrors:
After a wait that felt like it would never end, we are now only a few days away from Field Day and the excitement is palpable. As ever, Eat Your Own Ears shall be curating it’s own stage at this year’s festival which shall play host to Junip, Villagers, Warpaint, The Coral, Sun Ra Arkestra, Wild Beasts, John Cale and Electrelane.
As perhaps one of the most influential, and talented, musicians of the 20th Century, it would be remiss of us not to commence our preview with John Cale. Coming to prominence as a founding member of The Velvet Underground, he then went on to make his name as a producer and started to make his own material. Having been making music for 5 decades and with a bulging discography, it really is an honour to have John Cale appear on our stage.
Hailing from California, Warpaint marry together intricate guitars, spell-binding vocals and exquisite lyrics perfectly with psychedelic soundscapes and dynamic rhythms. With the release of their debut EP ‘Exquisite Corpse’ in 2008, it is only recently that they have received much deserved mainstream acclaim which was demonstrated by their shortlisting in the BBC Sound Of 2011 poll.
Ahead of their forthcoming tour, Kurt Vile and his band The Violators have announced that they shall be releasing a split 7” with Woods. So far, it looks like it will have Woods on the A-Side with “Skull” and “Cold Blue” and Vile on the B-Side “Commercial Reject,” “In/Out Blues” and “Water Fingers.” If it is indeed true that this is only being sold at their live shows, you really can’t afford to miss them at the Scala on 8 September!