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So here it is, the Eat Your Own Ears top 5 albums of the year according to each of us here in the office. An excellent year for new releases I’m sure you’ll agree. In not particular order, HERE WE GO!

Tom Baker

Caribou - Our Love

The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

John Coltrane - Live at Temple University

Neil Young - Storytone

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki

Lucy P

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

The Pink Teens - Good Luck, Pink Teens

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

Sinkane - Mean Love

Goat - Commune (we’ve allowed a sneaky sixth in there because we’re nice like that)

El

Real Estate - Atlas

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Aphex Twin - Syro

Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe

Thurston Moore - The Best Day

Tom C

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Jungle - S/T

Caribou - Our Love

The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

Royal Blood - S/T

Mimi

The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

Real Estate - Atlas

Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes complete/Bootleg series Vol. 11

Future Islands - Singles

Hailu Mergia and The Walias - Tche Belew

Jon

Peaking Lights - Cosmic Logic

Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita

Viet Cong - Cassette

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

FKA Twigs - LP1

…and there we have it folks! It was a tough ask but all in all it’s been a very very good year with so many good albums to choose from.

Check them all out on our Spotify playlist. Don’t forget to tweet us @eatyourownears with your thoughts and suggestions.

Here’s to 2015!

 

The always excellent Panda Bear has released a video to his track ‘Boys Latin’ taken from his forthcoming album ‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’, out on Domino in January.

Directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, who have previously directed videos for Björk, Metronomy and Grizzly Bear amongst others, the beautifully animated clip takes you on a journey through an inviting swamp with surprising results.

Check it out here ahead of his hugely anticipated show at Electric Brixton on 4th March. Ltd tickets are available via Songkick here.

We are thrilled to announce that the amazing Stealing Sheep will be performing at Chats Palace on 10th February.

Tickets are available now via Songkick

We are happy to announce that  Errors will be playing a super intimate show in Hackney on the 2nd April to celebrate their fourth album ‘Lease Of Life’.

Tickets for the show are available now via Songkick

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After selling out St Pancras Old Church back in November, we’re really looking forward to the return of 2:54 who are playing Dingwalls on 4th February.

Check out the excellent video for Blindfold taken from their excellent album ‘The Other I’ which is out now on Bella Union - http://bit.ly/13bQlfT

Tickets for the Dingwalls show are available via Songkick -http://bit.ly/1wjuKM5

The legend that is Daniel Lanois features on the LA episode of the excellent series by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways; which has been broadcast on the BBC recently.

You have 6 days left to check it out via iPlayer so don’t miss out!

Tickets for Daniel’s show at Islington Assembly Hall on 14th April are going fast. Pick yours up HERE

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We’re still buzzing after the simply brilliant Metronomy show at Alexandra Palace on Friday!

What a way to start the party season!

Photo by Carolina Faruolo

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We are thrilled to announce that the seriously fantastic SINKANE will be returning to play in London at XOYO on 14th April. For those of you that saw the recent show at Oslo in Hackney will know how utterly brilliant he is live. For those who don’t, here’s your chance!

Pre-sale tickets are available at 10am on Wednesday 10th December via Songkick

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We’re happy to announce that the Tuff Love EP launch will be taking place at The Shacklewell Arms on 19th February.

Download your FREE tickets HERE

We are excited that the brilliant All We Are will be playing the Green Door Store in Brighton on 10th March.

Their debut album will be released on Domino/Double Six on 2nd February, but if you can’t wait for  the awesome video for ‘Keep Me Alive’ should keep you going.

Tickets for the show are available HERE