After unfortunately having to postpone their previous show on August 9, we are delighted that Givers will be back in London on November 8 for a show at XOYO. Check out their new video for “Meantime,” which is taken from their debut album ‘In Light.’
RizLab: Friendly Fires
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...
Watch: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
Check out this great live session that King Creosote & Jon Hopkins recorded for The Guardian. During this session, they perform “John Taylor’s Month Away” and discuss how they came to write the song.
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. Listen HERE.
Field Day Radio
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. All HERE.
Video: Chilly Gonzales
You really could just spend hours watching Chilly Gonzales perform, such is the outrageous talent that this man possesses. Just incredible to watch, and listen to.
THE BREAKS (Hannah Holland Remix) from planningtorock on Vimeo. This is the video to accompany the Hannah Holland remix of Planningtorock’s “The Breaks.” Edited by Planningtorock, it uses out takes and footage from the original video that was made back in April.
Watch: Baxter Dury
Baxter Dury released his album ‘Happy Soup’ on 15 August, and you can watch this performance of the album’s first single “Claire” that was recorded for The Guardian a few months back.
Tribes from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo. 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.
Listen: Rachel Zeffira covers MBV
An absolutely stunning rendition from one half of recent EYOE-faves Cat’s Eyes.
Blonde Redhead Playlist
We have the brilliant Blonde Redhead playing in Manchester and London in the first week of September. To celebrate here is a short video-guide to the storied band.
Remix: Walls x Holy Other
To call this a remix would perhaps not be entirely correct. Holy Other has changed this summery-dance number almost beyond recognition and given it his signature dark and atmospheric makeover. Listen to it for yourself HERE.
Listen: Boom Bip
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! Boom Bip ‘All Hands’ (from new album ‘Zig Zaj’) by LexRecords
Listen: Foreign Office
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. Listen HERE.
First Listen: Slow Club - Paradise
Slow Cousins - The record tears out of the blocks with ‘Slow Cousins’. Rebecca sounding especially fierce on this spikey, dramatic little number. If We’re Still Alive - Another pretty anthemic moment, builds slowly to a last chorus of ‘If We’re Still Alive’ and it becomes quite life affirming. Never Look Back - Record turns low-key with some gorgeously sunny...
The Complete Mercurys on 6 Music
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.
Stream: Outfit - Two Islands
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: DD007 A1: Outfit // Two Islands by Double Denim Records
Stream: Pop-up Slow Club Show
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.
Listen: Clock Opera
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...
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.
Video: Electrelane Live
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.
Fixers play an intimate show at The Shacklewell Arms tonight, but you can also get their live EP which was recorded at the rather larger Roundhouse in Camden as part of the iTunes Festival. Get it HERE.
Stream: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks
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. Stream it HERE.
Electrelane from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo. 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.
SONY DADC Warehouse Fire
We were hugely sorry to hear the awful news about the Sony DADC Warehouse Fire this week and the huge loss of stock to so many independent labels that are the bedrock of the UK music community. Do take the time to look at some of the smaller labels and see if there’s a digital album you might want to buy and give them some extra help. Another good place to start is the Domino Amazon...
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. TRIBES FIELD DAY RADIO
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. Photos HERE.
Listen: History of Apple Pie
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.
Preview: August and beyond.
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...
Listen to Lauren Laverne’s show from yesterday morning to hear her play “You, Earth or Ash” from their next album. Be sure not to miss them at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 26. Hear it HERE.
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
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...
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...
So, we’ve had all of yesterday to stream Beirut’s new album, and if you absolutely cannot wait to get your hands on a physical copy, you can get it now on iTunes.
Beirut’s long-awaited third album ‘The Rip Tide’ is now available to stream on NPR ahead of its physical release on August 28. Listen HERE.
Field Day Review
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...
The Apple Cart Festival
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...
You may have already seen The Horrors on the cover of the latest NME, but if you venture inside of the magazine, you will see a feature on the excellent Givers. Read it HERE.
Video: Mark Kozelek
Truly spellbinding from Mark Kozelek. If you can’t get to see him at Field Day on Saturday, be sure not to miss him on Thursday 11 August at Union Chapel.
City Sessions_Film Fourteen_Givers from City Sessions on Vimeo. 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!
Field Day Stage Times
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...
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! Propeller EP by psychologistmusic
Field Day Radio with Electrelane and The Horrors
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. Field Day Radio with The Horrors and Electrelane by Eat Your Own Ears...
Field Day Radio Preview
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: Horrors Field Day Radio preview by Eat Your Own Ears
Eat Your Own Ears at Field Day
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...
The Apple Cart
Kurt Vile & The Violators and Woods
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...