7 months ago Chilly Gonzales played some select ‘Piano Talk’ shows and gave an interview about a show he was preparing for in Scotland for 200 people. For the next week and a half he plays for Eat Your Own Ears in front of a much smaller crowd - the distillation of the ultimate Chilly Gonzales experience, and as unmissable as they come. Watch that entertaining video from a few months ago above and grab any left over tickets you can for the run at Soho Theatre.
The Eleanor Friedberger record is one of our favourites of the year and My Mistakes a terrific single in its own right. We’ve been catching up this week, really enjoying this video to accompany the song. She plays for us tonight - still a handful of tickets left.
Foe is a songwriter who has been bubbling under for some time now and we reckon she is about to take off. Her guitar jams are bursting with personality, recalling early PJ Harvey and tapping in some of the 90s nostalgia vibes going around. Take a listen to Deep Water Heartbreaker and see her at the Victoria on October 20th.
Keiran Hebden heard some of Juk Juk’s tracks a little whole ago and played them out at Plastic People, including the amazing Winter Turn Spring. That song is now getting a release on Hebden’s TEXT record label and receiving plays from Gilles Peterson. Check out the single below:
The amazing Dels has kindly made Eat Your Own Ears a little YouTube mix, taking us on a tour of some future-thinking electronic music like KWES, Jacques Greene and Joy Orbison right back to some classic Alicia Keys and Slum Village. Highlights aplenty, take a look, listen and see. Dels blew us away earlier in the year and is set to do so again at XOYO on the 6th of October.
It’s mixtape day on the EYOE blog - here is one from Connan Mockasin, and later on we have a special playlist that DELS has put together for us. On to Connan and this is some morning music for you with a bit of an orchestral bent.
It’s only a matter of days now until Slow Club come to London for their show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and given how much we’ve been enjoying new album ‘Paradise,’ we really can’t wait. But, that’s not to say that we’ve already forgotten about their previous work. So, why not check out our Slow Club playlist, with just some of Slow Club’s best, both old and new.
Check out a new Gold Panda improvisation as part of a new Kompakt compilation. It’s a bit noisier than what we’ve come to expect but quite interesting to hear him in a different context. The rest of the set is great too.
Novella just released their first single on the so-far so-excellent Dirty Bingo Records (We’re also big fans of Clout!). They are also getting some radio love from the likes of XFM and they play for us at a special gig at Rich Mix on Saturday, we’re looking forward to hearing a bit more from them.
FAMY or Family as they were previously known (or unknown) have been quietly filling the void of the internet with great, sparse EPs with a Zeppelin-esque roman numeral titling system. Each of them is well worth a listen and you can hear the band growing in confidence. We’re looking forward to catching the mysterious group alongside Novella at the aforementioned show.
Here’s an Autumn playlist for a pretty Autumnal day here in London. We have so many exciting shows coming up and it is way easier, and more fun to put the artists together in a playlist like this than simply tell you some dates. So take a listen or watch and click around the website for dates/tickets for the shows that take your fancy!
Welcome to a new regular spot on the Eat Your Own Ears blog, every Monday we’ll bring you some brand new sounds that are bubbling under.
Arthur Beatrice - So new that you can’t even hear any songs - a lone teaser video makes up the oeuvre of AB so far, we’ve heard a couple of tunes and can guarantee that these guys will be setting the bar pretty high for next year. The band have been impressing at their own ‘Open Assembly’ shows and we have snagged them to support Metronomy at the Royal Albert Hall.
Social Pipe - These guys are from France and we stumbled across their track ‘Legion’ last week. Take a listen below and swoon at their electronic chops:
We’re big fans of this new tune from Four Tet’s recent Fabriclive mix and glad to hear that this and ‘Pyramid’ from that set are getting a 12” release of their own on Four Tet’s very own Text imprint. Take a listen above and look out for the pre-order.
Win tickets: RIZLAB presents Jamie XX & Quayola ' Structures'
Presented by Rizlab Jamie XX and Quayola will perform together presenting their project ‘Structures’ on Thursday 22nd September. Taking place at the Classic Car Club in Shoreditch, Jamie XX and Quayola will be premiering both brand new music and immersive visuals as part of a one-off, three-hour set.
Eat Your Own Ears are giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the event. To win email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject STRUCTURES. Winners will be chosen and notified on Monday 19th September.
Planningtorock’s video for “Living It Out,” which differs from the version you can hear on her latest album ‘W,’ is now out and ready to watch. Planningtorock will be playing at the Scala on October 11.
Summer Camp have now released the video for their new song “Better Off Without You” which will feature on their upcoming debut album ‘Welcome To Condale.’ Using footage of themselves and clips taken from US 70’s movies, it really does have a great feel to it. Until that rater abrupt ending.
Slow Club released their incredible new album ‘Paradise’ this week and we’re sure that you’re aware by now that here at EYOE, we are huge fans and can’t wait to see them live on September 26. So, we were excited to see this live session that Slow Club performed for Secret Sessions.
We saw a pretty special show at the Shacklewell Arms last night - another of EYOE’s free gigs there, this time for record label Double Denim and their latest release ‘Two Islands’ by Outfit. The band were supported by Zulu Winter (who also support Clock Opera tommorow for us). They also announced a single on Double Denim and you can hear it below:
Tonight, we are very excited to bring you the Outift single launch with support from Zulu Winter. Releasing their very first single “Two Islands” on rising label Double Denim, this shall be their seventh release in all, Outfit have already been causing quite a stir online, and we’re all very excited about having the chance to see them live.
Here at EYOE, we are always looking to champion new and exciting artists and there is perhaps little that we enjoy more than watching a band develop from cult superheroes to receiving critical and popular acclaim.
2 such bands that we are very excited to bring you are Spector and Theme Park. Theme Park provide us with their own brand of effervescent and sunny side-up pop that is oh so welcome in this most dreary of summers, and they are sure to provide unmissable support fro Summer Camp for their November 17 show at Efes.
Spector manage to wonderfully combine anthemic with romantic, which is even more exquisitely juxtaposed with a deserted working man’s social club in the video for “What You Wanted.” You certainly won’t want to miss their intimate live gig at The Shacklewell Arms on October 20.
We gave you a track-by-track a couple of weeks ago to an album that is shaping up to be one of our favourites of the year and a big step up. Don’t believe us? Take a listen to it below and let us know what you think on @eatyourownears twitter!
Even though it didn’t quite get the nod for album of the year, this song is certainly our summer song of the year - and we can’t think of many better festival songs this year. Every time we see a live performance it feels like a coronation, including this excellent take from the Mercury Awards. The band are playing at the one and only Albert Hall for us soon.
The winner of Drowned in Sound’s alternative Neptune prize was also announced yesterday (a little before the Mercury Prize - presumably according to distance from the Sun) and they plumped for EYOE faves SBTRKT. Head over to Drowned in Sound to read what founder Sean Adams has to say about the record. Both of our shows this year have for SBTRKT have sold out enormously quickly so their popularity is in no doubt to us.
Early booking advised for the next show we have lined up with them…
Kurt Vile must spent a great deal of time writing and recording because the ever-prolific indie-lifer is back with another EP of new material (and a Springsteen cover) a bit later on this year. Check out the cover art above featuring Vile as the worlds worst shopping mall Santa Claus/drunk friend at a party and listen to a new jam too:
The great and good of the music industry gather at Grovesner House Hotel tonight in London to celebrate another year of UK music and crown the victor of the often controversial Mercury Music Prize. The panel often likes a surprise and second guessing a winner is often a futile pursuit.
There’s a few EYOE faves on the list tonight: King Creosote + Jon Hopkins, Metronomy and Anna Calvi. We’ll be rooting for those tonight of course and hoping that we’ll get to celebrate a victory at the Albert Hall (Metronomy), Queen Elizabeth Hall (King Creosote and Jon Hopkins) or Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Anna Calvi).
Either way the list is one of the best for years, in itself a bit of a victory for the UK music community.
We’ve been playing the new Slow Club record a lot lately so its nice to have a bit of visual accompaniment for new single and album favourite ‘Where I’m Waking’. Bonus points because they both look like pop stars in this one!
Not too long until Chilly Gonzales’ residency at Soho Theatre for us so we’ve been catching up with some of his best moments over the weekend and wanted to share the love. No doubt these intimate perfomances will be well worth catching. We can’t wait.
The latest Ninja Tune podcast has now gone up and you can catch them interviewing DELS during the second hour. Hear him talk about some of the collaborations from his album ‘GOB’ and some of the tracks that have influenced him.
This song is one of our highlights of the summer, a true hot weather classic in the making and they did it justice at Reading Festival this part weekend. Going to be a big moment in the Albert Hall this Autumn.