An exclusive here in the form of a brilliant Francois and the Atlas Mountains radio show recorded at Apple Cart Festival a couple of weeks ago. Make a hot drink and sit comfortable for some brilliant music.
Here’s one we’ve been spinning a lot lately by Bleeding Heart Narrative. Their lovely, weaving experimental pop is even better in the flesh, and luckily for you there are some free tickets to see them at the Shacklewell Arms on July 5th. Head HERE to download a ticket.
We are big fans of fan videos. Occasionally song’s seen through the lens of a particularly astute fan make for a better video representation than official versions. This vid for ‘Alone But Moving’ by Here We Go Magic is particularly nice…
Here’s a wonderful video to accompany Four Tet’s take on “Dream Baby Dream”. The whole album is giving us the chills on a daily basis and seems to be going to down well with others too - scoring an 8.0 on Pitchfork today, to add to gushing Line of Best Fit and Quietus reviews…
We’re big big fans of Nathan Fake and his latest E.P. already counts as a year highlight on the strength of just a handful of listens. You can hear ‘Iceni Strings’ below now and watch him at CAMP Basement on the 30th of August.
Fresh from their rousing slot at Field Day we have announced another show for Here We Go Magic. Their recent record ‘A Different Ship’ is a big favourite of the year so far for us (we’re almost exactly halfway!) and this small show at Dingwalls is going to be unmissable.
Tomorrow night sees a very exciting free one at Shacklewell Arms. We welcome Sunless ‘97 back who play with Palmistry on the support bill. Both artists seem to share a little common ground, tapping into a rich vein of homespun R&B sounds and deft electronics. It’s pop music but in a darker, more leftfield disguise. If that pricks your ears up then head down to the Shacklewell tomorrow night. Listen to Palmistry’s recent mixtape below…
Very excited to announce that new date for Clock Opera as well as a show for Here We Go Magic on the 30th of October. Tickets are onsale now! Joining our line-up of free shows happening soon are Gorgeous George, Las Kallies and Orchestra of Spheres. Check our event page for more details and tickets as always!
Collaborations are exciting aren’t they? Whether it’s Kreayshawn, Grimes and Blood Diamonds committing a ten-minute sing-what-you-see jawn to tape or Hudson Mohawke and Lunice coming together as TNGHT.
TNGHT make an appearence in London next week for a show that promises to be the party of the year at Village Underground. Don’t believe us? Take a listen to their debut Bugg’N.
We’re incredibly excited for our upcoming shows - so much so that we’ve put together a playlist of every artist we have coming your way! Now switch on repeat and join us in listing to them as we drench ourselves in anticipation. Here it is, our latest Spotify mix.
Here’s one of our very favourite moments of last weekend’s festival - a spontaneous mass-dance to Beirut! If you missed the fun there’s another chance this year: the band are back on the 14th of September at Hammersmith Apollo and a few tickets still remain here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/168124
The lovely people behind the ‘No Direction Home Festival’ at the Welbeck Estate (8-10th June) have given us 1 pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance, please send your name and mobile number by email (put ‘Eat Your Own Ears’ in the subject title) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Also include your answer to the following questions:
What is the name of the Sheffield legend headlining Sunday night at the festival? What is the name of the person that you will bring along, if you win the tickets? DEADLINE: 6pm on Wednesday 6th June.
Bands playing include Richard Hawley, Andrew Bird, The Low Anthem, Dirty Three, Gruff Rhys, Django Django, Slow Club, Beth Jeans Houghton, Diagrams, Woodpigeon, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Beth Jeans Houghton, The Crookes, The Unthanks with a 30-piece orchestra and many more…
The site overlooks a beautiful lake and the Welbeck Abbey, and there is lots going on outside of the music such as comedy, cinema, book readings, pub quizzes, instrument making, talks & tastings from the School of Artisan Food, a secret post office, art installations, sack racing, lots of workshops, organic food, real ale, the Somerset Cider Bus and much more.
Field Day Radio is coming live and direct tomorrow (Apple Cart follows the day after) and the line-up is very strong indeed. Tune in if you can’t make it to the festival and hear some of the action and some chatter (plus a very special cover on Paul/Franz Ferdinand’s show).
If you are at Field Day look out for the radio shows being made in a corner of our site!
Caribou to DJ at Rocketnumbernine's FREE July show
If you’re one of the latecomers to Rocketnumbernine we’ve got a fantastic treat to convince you that they’re worth checking out. We’re pleased to announce Caribou will be doing a special DJ set after Rocketnumbernine’s inevitably mind blowing display of talent at The Waiting Room this July! Believe it or not this showing is entirely FREE!
It may have felt like years since we’ve seen sun in London but these past days have been absolute perfection. Nothing goes quite as well as beautiful weather and a brand new Peaking Lights mixtape so why not listen along with us and forget the rainy springtime was ever here.
Be sure to catch Peaking Lights and Julia Holter reign in summer at XOYO next week!
We have a relaxing week’s worth of gigs to close off the end of May - so why not take advantage of the warmer nights and head out with us to enjoy some of the best music we can muster. Check for the schedule below…
Walls + Blue Daisy - Monday - Hoxton Bar and Grill
One of our favorite London acts Walls are continuing on their headlining stint around the UK with what’s sure to be a show-stopping performance. With equally hyped and talented Blue Daisy working the support slot this show is a true must-see.
Niki & the Dove - Monday - XOYO
Niki’s Malin may have been struck down with sickness which lead to a postponement earlier this month - but the powerhouse duo are back to shake us down with a showcase of their Swedish talent. A limited number of tickets are still available here. We suggest you get them while you can!
James Yorkston and the Athletes - Tuesday - Cecil Sharp House
Celebrating the 10th anniversary re-release of his seminal album Moving Up Country, James Yorkston and his band The Athletes will be preforming the record in its entirety. The chance to hear such an iconic album live is a rare gift we couldn’t be more thrilled about.
Field Day Pre-Show: Julia Holter + Guests - Friday - Cafe OTO
Critical darling and unbelievable talent Julia Holter makes her first of three London performances this week. With her hotly tipped second record Ekstasis still simmering on our turntables, we’ll be sure to catch Julia Holter every chance we can get. If you didn’t nab tickets for the pre-show in time - a dwindling few are still available for both Field Day and her supporting performance with Peaking Lights.
Having spent the year gracing each corner of Europe with their beautiful noise, S.C.U.M. are making a triumphant return to London this Saturday at the Bishopsgate Institute. Watch the talented lot give an Italian hotel room a heavy dose of lo-fi haze in this charming session from They Shoot Music.
Make sure to show up early to catch the incredible opening acts Sunless 97 and 5 Seconds Exposure!
This July 4th marks the 236th anniversary of British defeat in the American Revolution. We could spend the day snubbing our noses to all things ‘USA’ but we think we’ve come up with a better idea. Why not come down to Dingwalls in Camden to watch veritable Yank Twin Shadow deliver his dreamy tunes. Consider it a subtle victory that one of America’s finest musical exports will be walking our shores and washing away lingering diplomatic tension with his hugely hyped performance.
Check above for the first cut from his new album Confess, out this July!
We’ve been listening to the Horrors endlessly in this first blush of summer ahead of their big big show at Brixton Academy on Friday. Join us in listening to the highlights from their last few records as we anticipate the show…
Here’s a brand new and exclusive mix from the excellent Blue Daisy who supports WALLS next week. The London producer has been putting out some of the most exciting (to our ears) electronic music of the past little while and it’s a pleasure to take a listen to what he’s spinning right now.
It’s been an amazing few weeks for gigs and this week is no exception; some big shows, some smaller but no less exciting. Preview our schedule below…
Malcolm Middleton presents Human Don’t Be Angry - Monday - Cargo
Former Arab Strap man returns under a slightly different guise. His Human Don’t Be Angry record is one of our big favourites of the year and we can’t wait to witness highlights from it at Cargo. Tickets still available.
The Temper Trap - Monday/Tuesday - KOKO
A double header of sold out shows at KOKO for The Temper Trap. They just dropped an addictive new record and this is the first chance London gets to hear those tracks in the flesh.
Martin Creed - Thursday - The Lexington
The superb Martin Creed is back ahead of Field Day/Apple Cart weekend and he has just announced a new record to come from Moshi Moshi too. It’s not often you get to see a Turner winning artist in the flesh but Thursday is one such opportunity.
Crybaby - Thursday - St. Pancras Old Church
The arresting drama and emotion in Crybaby’s songs aught to be elevated to a whole new level in the surrounds of St. Pancras Old Church a quietly intimate and beautiful venue. It should be a special one.
The Horrors - Friday - Brixton Academy
A roll-call of exciting new music and legends are in the house on Friday - Portishead’s Geoff Barrow brings his BEAK> project in support, alongside him are the ever-exciting Bo Ningen and TOY. The main attraction is one of the best bands to emerge from the UK this past decade playing a huge show as a victory lap to their Skying album.
S.C.U.M. - Saturday - Bishopsgate Institute
Another band running a victory lap are S.C.U.M. whose long-awaited debut record from last year is still earning many a spin in the EYOE office. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch them in full flow.
We’ve been listening to Malcolm Middleton’s new project Human Don’t Be Angry non stop lately. It’s up there with the best things he’s ever done, and we’re really excited to catch the songs from the album live next Monday. As a primer for those who don’t know, or a reminder for those that do, here is a short playlist guide to Middleton under various guises. A struggle to keep it to so few songs!
We are really disappointed to inform you that Malin is feeling unwell and has been advised by her doctor not to perform tonight Wednesday 16th May at XOYO, London. Please hold on to your tickets as the show will be moved to Monday 28th May at XOYO. If you cant attend this rescheduled date please contact point of purchase for a refund. We wish Malin a speedy recovery.
The huge debut record from Zulu Winter is out today. It’s non-stop all gold and well worth taking a listen to ahead of their big celebration at Boston Arms on Thursday. Take a listen below and tweet us what you think: @eatyourownears
A huge week of gigs this week, following a big one last week too - we have a couple of the biggest, best bands in the world this week and much more to get excited about too…
Perfume Genius - Monday - St. Pancras Old Church
We caught Perfume Genius on Thursday and it was jaw-dropping. Raw, intense and beautiful and most definitely unmissable He’s back again today for the lucky few who got tickets. (sold out)
The xx - Monday, Tuesday, Friday - Electrowerkz, Chats Palace, Battersea Arts Centre
Another very sold out, intimate trio of shows for The xx who are about to hit the comeback trail with rumours of an album later this year. Those lucky people in attendence will no doubt be treated to some new songs as well as those now classic cuts from the debut record at their first London shows for couple of years.
Niki and the Dove - Wednesday - XOYO
We’ve been avid fans of Niki and the Dove over the past year - and she’s sold out every venue we’ve put them in. They return to XOYO on Wednesday to celebrate the release of their stellar debut record.
Shabazz Palaces - Thursday - XOYO
Shabazz Palaces released one of our favourite albums of 2011 and have a magical live show to boot. The odd-rap team takeover XOYO on Thursday night for a rare London show.
Zulu Winter - Thursday - Boston Arms
A band whose rapid rise has been unbelievable. They didn’t exist a year ago, not nearly even - but they play Boston Arms on Thursday to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Language’. It’s fantastic and we’re willing to bet this is the last time you get to see them in humble surroundings.
Spector - Thursday - Electric Ballroom
Spector are another band whose rise has been rapid and impressive. They have released killer single after single in anticipation of a debut album that will surely feel like a greatest hits. Come and see them play those crowd-pleasers at Electric Ballroom on Thursday.
Mystery Jets - Friday - Brixton Academy
Mystery Jets are in celebration mode too - having just released a brilliant record ‘Radlands’. The band hit Brixton for a big date and bring some killer support with them: Slow Club, Theme Park and Peace. Get down early for a long evening of great music.
We’re huge huge fans of Malcolm Middleton and the former Arab Strap guitarist returned recently with his Human Don’t Be Angry record. It’s a stellar piece of work and not to be slept on. If you haven’t heard it yet, check out it out below and then come and see him play Cargo on the 21st of May!
Walls are back to play for us soon. The show happens at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on the 28th of May and we can’t wait. They kindly let us pass on one of the highlights from their new Remix record (out on May 28th too…) by the excellent Holy Other.
He twists Sunporch into a yearning, otherworldly post-rave jam. The rest of the remix set is brilliant too and well worth grabbing in anticipation of the show. For now though grab that mix below…
Loving this slightly meta video from the Spector boys who take to the desert for ‘Celestine’. Their show at Electric Ballroom is inching ever closer (17th of May) and we’d definitely advise booking now!
Ahead of their show at Bishopsgate Institute we roped Sammy Seven from S.C.U.M in for one of our YouTube mixes. The bands wealth of influence and taste comes across strongly in this video-list and SS dips his toes in a load of stuff we hadn’t come across before. A real treat. Take a look above and read the explanations below…
Kill - Amazing soundtrack by Berto Pisano, we used one of the tracks from it for a recent series of playlists we put together on our website. I love this scene, it seems so out of character for James Mason, drug dealers doing somersaults in suits with a hairy soundtrack.
Fuego en Castilla - This was shown to me by a friend of ours who has conducted film nights around london for a few years called Stanley Schtinter. He was showing a series of shorts by Jose Val Del Omar, this one really stuck out for me. Religious iconography aside, all aspects of this piece of film are stunning. The sound that accompanies the images is fantastic.
Prey - I’ve recently become quite interested in the Vampix video label; they put out a lot of horror films that would later be banned in the U.K. I bought this one recently and really loved it. Again, the music that accompanies it is brilliant, filthy synthesizer drones. The story line is pretty laughable but it still managed to scare the shit out of me.
Jean Claude Vannier - For the band, Jean Claude Vannier is one of our biggest influences. The fact this footage exists at all is incredible. It’s his collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent, when amazing fashion, music and art all intertwine.
Church going - Any footage of John Betjeman is always really fascinating and to see him with philip larkin talking about their writing and in particular Larkins ‘church going’ is brilliant. A lost side to britain which is so nice to see captured on film.
Main Booka - R.d Burman is a prolific bollywood composer who has made some incredible records over the years. Its very silly but i love it.
Don - Again the soundtrack…
Solar flares burn for you - Essentially a short road movie, i saw this the first time i visited the bfi mediatheque on the south bank, it was part of a series of short films about ‘psychedelic london’ or something like that. Robert wyatt wrote and realeased the soundtrack for this, another great piece of electronic composition. A really great piece of film.
Townes Van Sandt - S.c.u.m went through a massive american country and folk patch at the time we were touring again into eyes and i fell in love with this film. Heartworn highway is a look at the resurgence in country music among the second generation of recording artists in the south in the seventies. The piece of footage stands out towers above the rest, a beautiful performance and a great track.
A killer week of shows to tell you about - some sold out and some still ready to welcome any late-planners…
Yacht - Tuesday - XOYO
Yacht are back with a blistering new single on DFA. Their shows with us have always been party affairs. How better to spend a Tuesday?
Trailer Trash Traceys - Tuesday - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Fresh from their releasing a killer debut record, East London’s finest park themselves in Hoxton Bar and Kitchen for what we’re sure will be a triumphant showing.
Grimes - Wednesday - XOYO
Star of the moment Grimes returns to London and to XOYO for her biggest show here to date. This one is sold out - as is her return leg at Heaven in September. There ought to be a palpable buzz amongst those of you lucky enough to snag tickets.
Perfume Genius - Thursday - St Pancras Old Church
The first of two sold out shows for rising icon Perfume Genius. He was interviewed with Michael Stipe in the Independent last weekend, confirming his status as one of the brightest songwriting talents around. This one is sure to be an emotional and intense night.
We are hopelessly addicted to the new Yacht single, coming out on the ever-reliable DFA records. There are hallmarks of that labels classic sound and something slightly 2002 about this one. Hit play below.
Watching Zulu Winter’s rapid rise over the past 6 months has been exciting. The band first started to turn heads with their own blog - believe it or not - with none of their own music posted initially. Instead they wrote about obscure Czech films, rare records and all sorts of other off-the-beaten path stuff. The logic behind the buzz was: this band have superb taste, their music must be brilliant. It was a logical leap that paid off. Their music is informed by this wealth of good taste they possess but struts in pop land too with some huge hooks all over debut record “Language”. Field Day caught up with the band recently and asked them to hark back to their beginnings, making them a YouTube mixtape. Here it is…
Zulu Winter play for us at Boston Arms on 17th May.
Captain Beefheart Interview on Band Stand
The Captain terrorises another woman! No one will ever know what he says to her when the track’s playing but apparently she was later seen running around a wood naked whilst barking like a chiuaua… Dom
Eskaton - Dagon
This is a song from a French group off a psych funk collection put out by World Psychedelic Funk Classics. The way it builds and then explodes at the end is astonishing. Henry
Holy Fuck remix of Nude
Holy Fuck are one of the most inspiring live bands around and their show at the Breeders ATP was well in my top 5 gigs. I was very pleased to stumble across this clip and it was exciting for me to listen to one of my favourite artists remix another of my favourite artist’s. I’m also particularly fond of it as it brings a very typical Holy Fuck sound to the track and offers something very different to your standard software/heavily computerised remix. Guy
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
One of my favourite groups at the moment. I’ve listened to them a few times over the years and it’s never really made the mark I thought it would. That’s all changed now… Henry
A puppet play by author Mila Kolarova
Watching theatre on screen never quite does it justice and this clip also takes a while to get going. If you can sit through a fairly slow start then it’s very amusing and clever little scene. I’d love to actually see it done live - I’ll be keeping an eye for any London trip the company might be doing. I can imagine it’s the sort thing that would be great stumble across in the early hours at a festival. Guy Warm Dust - Blood Of My Father
A British ‘progressive jazz rock band’ so says Wikipedia… Don’t let that put you off. This is off the album Peace Of Our Times and has been getting some heavy rotation over the last 6 months. Henry
Wolf People - Tiny Circle
Beard in the wind! Will
Caribou Vibration Ensemble Featuring Marshall Allen - Everytime She Turns Round It’s Her Birthday
Guy (the drummer) will probably choke when reading this but I think I possible enjoyed their live album more than Odessa… Maybe it’s just because it was a bit of a change but still very much Dan Snaith. I brilliant live record. Henry
The Power of Music - Jack Leroy Tueller
I came across this randomly one day whilst bored and looking at a video website called wimp.com and was amazed by the balls of the bloke. It serves as a good reminder of what can be achieved by music, and how getting the right tone or note is not always something thats thought of but often comes straight from the heart. Iain
Polica - Wandering Star
We recently toured with Polica in the states. Really really mesmerising live and beautiful people. Also check out Marijuana Deathsquads and find the missing link… Will
Mmoths - Thanx
Mmoths has done a remix for us recently and we’re pretty pleased. Excited about it coming out so keep your ears peeled. Henry
Armando Sciascia - Circuito Chiuso
This is off the same Psychedelic Funk collection. It’s too good to not put a couple on here… Henry Der Lauf Der Dinge (the way things go) By Fischili and Weiss
This is the original kinetic sculpture, Its long but I think its worth it, made in 87’ it is the influence for OKGO’s vid and the honda advert. It explores state change and repetition I like the way you can see the energy being passed on and morphing from a liguid to a gas to a solid and even fire. It serves as a reminder of the ever changing world and that really when it comes down to it everything is the same we are all part of a big wheel blah blah blah. Anyway its pretty much the best game of dominos ever! Iain
Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
We recently played some shows with them. Fun people and a ridiculously catchy tune. Will
Uknown - Moon Play
I stumbled across this on the excellent Toys and Techniques blog. Don’t know who made this or why but glad that someone did. Dom
We thought we’d mix it up a little this week, what with the particular visual artists we have - and present a bit of a video guide to who we have in store. So here it is, the inaugural EYOE week in videos.
White Rabbits - XOYO - Tuesday
Terrific video from White Rabbits - we’re big fans of both the song and the visuals, which look almost cast from myth. White Rabbits are joined by Sunless 97 in support, who made one of our favourite EPs from last year…
Siren - Shacklewell Arms - Thursday
Check out the uber-cool video for Buckets of Blood above. Love this song.
Here We Go Magic - Saturday- Sebright Arms
The new Here We Go Magic record is a product of their studio work with the amazing Nigel Godrich. It’s completely amazing but we can’t get an older song of theirs out of our minds - “Fangela”. Take a fresh listen above. In support we have the always brilliant Porcelain Raft. Here’s one from his most recent record…